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United Methodist Women: 150 Years in Mission

United Methodist Women: 150 Years in Mission

Every year, during Women’s History Month, the world celebrates the accomplishments of women. As we commemorate United Methodist Women’s 150th anniversary this month, we want to honor the women who have made United Methodist Women the transformative organization it is today.

In the 2019 mission study Women United for Change: 150 Years in Mission, Ellen Blue retells the founding of United Methodist Women and how the small Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society grew through the efforts of many individual women. The book shares the stories of how these women heeded the call to help others to create new ministries all over the world and took the first steps toward becoming the 800,000-strong organization that United Methodist Women is today.

What connects United Methodist Women through time is the power of stories. In the past, Methodist women were called to action when they heard stories about other women living in poverty or lacking health care and education. Today, these stories of our foremothers inspire us all to act, to serve others, and to keep the legacy of United Methodist Women alive and growing.

Learning our stories helps us connect to the past and transforms our present. By telling and sharing the history of United Methodist Women, we can all be inspired to continue to contribute to God’s work in the world.

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Posted or updated: 3/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

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