What is Mission Today?
The purpose of the Mission Today criteria serve to energize United Methodist Women to be more involved in mission through prayer, study and action:
Increase contacts between units and mission personnel and mission projects so that United Methodist Women understand what their money is supporting around the world; encourage use of mission resources through United Methodist Women; and expand concepts of mission to include social justice as mission.
Are you tracking your goals to make sure you are on track to become a Mission Today Unit?
View the criteria in the Mission Today Brochure and set goals with your unit today! (units that have under 15 members must meet half of these quotas)
Gold Unit: complete at lease 16 of the criteria,
10 of which must be marked with a star
Silver Unit: complete at lease 8 of the criteria,
4 of which must be marked with a star
What will your map to becoming a Mission Today Unit include?
Do you know your responsibilities as a UMW officer or Committee chair?
Do you know about Legacy Fund or the Endowment Fund?
Do you participate in the Reading Program?
Does your unit participate in the Five Channels of Giving?
Does your unit participate in the Mission Today program?
These are just a few things to “COME AND LEARN” at our Leadership Development Meeting.
Crest to Coast Missional District
United Methodist Women Leadership Development Meeting
Saturday, March 2, 2019 Kalama UMC, 111 N 2nd St, Kalama, WA 98625 Registration Deadline: February 22, 2018 No fee, just “Come and Learn”
These handmade quilts share love and warmth to the “Children at Risk” in our communities. Now is a good time to get busy making them. The handmade blanket can be quilted, knitted, crocheted or made from fleece. Your church pastor can bring them to our table at the PNW UMC Annual Conference meeting in Puyallup from June 7-9, 2019.
The Crest to Coast Missional District UMW will be leading this project and they are hoping to increase the number of quilts being brought to annual conference. If you did not send a quilt to conference last year, please consider sending one this year. Together we can increase the number of smiles on the face of a child receiving a quilt filled with love and prayers.
In 2018, the 284 Quilts for “Children at Risk” in our Conference was a beautiful display of color, texture and shapes (see picture below). Let’s double the amount this year!
Quilts this past year were given to the UMW District Presidents and distributed to mission agencies in their areas working with women, youth, children, and babies.
Picture by Madelyn Bafus, Inland District President
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