For Immediate Release

Pre-Assembly Action Events

Pre-Assembly Action Events

United Methodist Women will turn their faith, hope and love into action at action events related to its service and advocacy on Economic Inequality and Climate Justice leading up to and throughout its "The Power of Bold" quadrennial Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, May 18-20.

We invite you to cover these events impacting people in your service areas.

  • When:             May 17, 9 am-3 pm
  • What:              United Methodist Women Ubuntu Day of Service
    Nearly 600 United Methodist Women members will start their Assembly experience volunteering at local organizations in the spirit of Ubuntu, an African word meaning, I am human because you are human.
  • Where:            Buses will leave from the Greater Columbus Convention Center to community organizations around the city at 9 am.

The Ubuntu Day of Service will provide volunteers to about 40 Columbus-area community programs—food pantries, gardens, Habitat for Humanity projects, thrift stores and more.

After the volunteer service hours, the buses will take the women to the Columbus state capitol building for a rally in support of Ohio's Living Wage bill, HB 576. 

Service and advocacy are hallmarks of United Methodist Women's mission action because we know that our works of charity, which we are committed to do, can't solve the problems that make such work necessary. Advocacy for living wage is part of United Methodist Women's mission priority work on Economic Justice.

The rally is being organized in cooperation with the Columbus Council of Churches and Service Employees International Union. 

  • When:             May 17, 3:30-5 pm
  • What:              Ohio Needs a Living Wage Rally
    United Methodist Women will stand with members of Ohio's Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Columbus Council of Churches and more in a public witness urging the state legislature to pass Ohio's Living Wage bill (HB 576) to help families and individuals who are working yet poor and unable to cover daily living expenses.
  • Where:            Ohio State House — 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio


United Methodist Women is a nearly 800,000-member organization of women turning their faith, hope and love into action for 150 years. Members raise more than $12 million annually to support ministries empowering women, children and youth. United Methodist Women's four mission priority issues are Climate Justice, Economic Inequality, Maternal and Child Health, and Mass Incarceration and Criminalization of Communities of Color.

Posted or updated: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AM

United Methodist Women Communications

Yvette Moore
Director of Communications
phone: (212) 870-3822
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