March we celebrate Women’s Herstory Month with a special message and Women’s Herstory moment each Sunday.
Our own Mildred Carter represented the North Central Jurisdiction, NIC as a member of the Program Advisory Group (PAG) at a conference held at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, Tennessee March 2-4.
- Priority issues were: mass incarceration, climate justice and maternity and child health. She heard discussions on UMW’s historical work for racial justice, the school to prison pipeline, criminalization of dissent and immigrants and of the Muslim communities.
- The UMW National Assembly Meeting will be held in Columbus, Ohio, May 18-20th, 2018. This Assembly marks the official celebration of our 150th anniversary and a return to the location of the first Assembly in 1942. The Power of Bold is the theme and will focus on revisiting the journey of Mary, who answered “yes” to God’s call to service. Early registration begins September 1 and ends November 30, 2017 $295.00. After that registration is $330.00 that includes lunch.
March 23rd was the Day of Giving: Legacy Fund which is the endowment for UMW.
March 25 District UMW Leadership Team Meeting
April 22 Spring UMW CNW Spring Morning Together at Sherman UMC from 8:00 – noon
Upcoming meetings (8:30 am on Sundays): May 14th, June 11th, Sept. 10th, Oct. 8
July and August will be hiatus months.
Our primary women’s group is the United Methodist Women’s group at SUMC, but our women’s ministry does not stop there.
Sherman Women 2017
May 21 2017 is Women’s Day.
Seeking Justice for Those Who Have No Justice
This year we welcome back Helen Roberts-Evans Our missionary to Liberia.
See more about Women’s Day 2017 on our Women’s Day page. Past Women’s Day Speakers have included Rev. Michelle Watkins-Branch in 2015; Rev. Dr. Sally Dyck, Bishop of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2014; Mrs. Jamell Meeks, first lady of Salem Baptist Church of Chicago in 2013;and Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2012.