Response to several inquiries:

The national office of United Methodist Women is not a sponsor of the women's marches organized for Washington, D.C., and other locations around the nation on Jan. 20 and 21. 

Conference, district and local United Methodist Women organizations that decide as a group to participate in any of the planned marches can determine whether or not to carry signs identifying their particular group and the issue for which they are advocating. Since the national office of United Methodist Women is not an official sponsor, it would not be appropriate for signs to give that impression.

The national office invites all to RECLAIM THE COMMON GOOD; United Methodist Women along with several other United Methodist agencies sponsor #UM4CommonGood house/parties around the country on January 20 or any time in the coming weeks. Alternate dates may allow those who march to participate in a party as well.

Reclaiming the Common Good House/Church Parties


Reclaiming the Common Good House/Church Parties

Join United Methodists around the country at house/church parties for fellowship, food and discussions about how to RECLAIM THE COMMON GOOD on Friday, January 20 or any time in the coming weeks. These biblically and theologically grounded conversations will affirm our core Wesleyan values and help us to explore challenges and opportunities in this moment in our communities and nation.

Please consider hosting a party on January 20 or at any time in January, perhaps building around previously scheduled events. 

The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society, Commission on Religion and Race, Commission on the Status and Role of Women, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, and United Methodist Women are providing resources to help hosts facilitate meaningful conversation at these gatherings.

United Methodists who will be in Washington, D.C., on January 20 are invited to join a local church party at Silver Spring United Methodist Church from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

House/church party participants will be able to connect with one another via social media to share visions for the common good. Please use Twitter hashtag #UM4CommonGood. Please consider setting up Facebook event pages for your own local house/church party.

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For further information:

United Methodist Women members contact Carol Barton:; 212-878-7804

Others contact: Susan Burton,

Posted or updated: 1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM