Jurisdiction Events

Jurisdiction Events for 2020 Have Been Canceled

Jurisdiction Events for 2020 Have Been Canceled


This year has been unlike any other in our lifetime. We know you are making all manner of decisions about what can proceed as hoped and expected and what must be cancelled or postponed, and each of these hard decisions brings with it its own grief. It is with great concern for the health and wellness of our members that we have decided to cancel the jurisdiction events for 2020 and not reschedule them into 2021.

This decision was reached after much discernment, discussion and prayer. The United Methodist Women Board of Directors and leadership of each jurisdiction made this together to keep membership safe.

Join us in showing support for your jurisdiction teams as yet another set of plans is disrupted during this anxious time, when the most marginalized persons are at such egregious risk.

Much time was invested by the five jurisdiction teams over the past four years, planning details and working with members and staff to make sure all five events were great celebrations of United Methodist Women's 150th anniversary. The creative efforts of each team and the hundreds of volunteer hours created bonds of friendship that will never be broken. We are heartsick at missing this time to come together in celebration, study and planning for the next quadrennium. There will be time allotted to celebrate the work of these amazing teams at the next Assembly. 

All United Methodist Women quadrennial elections normally taking place at the jurisdiction events will now take place remotely. This includes the jurisdiction team elections. All normal election protocols are possible through virtual elections, including nominations from the floor. Delegates and nominees will receive direct communications about election training and procedures through their Jurisdiction Committee on Nominations chairs and the national office.

We ask that everyone who has registered for the jurisdiction events wait just a little longer for information about refunds.We will email all registrants when ready. Please do not call your jurisdiction teams and allow them the time to figure out the best procedures for next steps. An FAQ document will follow to guide conferences on final reconciliation of any remaining travel purchases.

Stay safe, and stay in love with God.


Shannon Priddy
National president

Judi Nibbelink
Western Jurisdiction president

Betty Helms
Southeastern Jurisdiction president

Denise Snyder
Northeastern Jurisdiction president

Rita L. Smith
North Central Jurisdiction president

Charlotte Morrow
South Central Jurisdiction president

Posted or updated: 6/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

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All jurisdiction events have been cancelled. 

Click on the links above for more details, including information on electronic voting and to meet the nominess for election to the United Methodist Women Board of Directors.