Tag: United Methodist Women

Gintzler, Janice
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Gintzler, Janice

Living Out Care for the Environment In 2016, I took a mission trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon Rain forest. We stayed at Yasuni National Park, that we reached by canoe. On day 1, a representative from Amazon Watch led us a short way into the rain forest. Reliably, it was drizzling. Yellow warning ribbon encircled the area....

The Amazing Adventures of Methodist Women in Mission
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The Amazing Adventures of Methodist Women in Mission

The Amazing Adventures of Methodist Women in Mission This comic showing the history of Methodist women in mission is available at www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/responsecomic. It is also available as a PDF: www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/assemblycomicbook.pdf.

Mai Gray
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Mai Gray

A Methodist and an Activist Mai Gray, the first African-American woman to be president of United Methodist Women, was deeply dedicated both to the Methodist tradition and to fighting segregation. Born in Jackson, Tennessee, in 1922, Gray worked with her husband, a Methodist pastor, to build a coalition of leadership in the Central Jurisdiction, the...

Methodist Women in Climate Justice Mission
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Methodist Women in Climate Justice Mission

Care for the Earth: A Legacy of Acting for Climate Justice Climate justice, one of United Methodist Women’s current mission priorities, has long been a legacy of United Methodist Women. Care for creation, commanded by God in Genesis 1, is an essential part of living out our mission of faith, hope and love in action....

Hoover, Theressa
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Hoover, Theressa

First African-American woman mission executive; mentor to many women Theressa Hoover was the first and she made sure she was not the last. The first African-American woman to become a top staff executive for The United Methodist Church was a mentor to many young women, promoted the leadership of laywomen and engineered a secure future...

Stevens, Thelma
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Stevens, Thelma

Champion of Social Justice Thelma Stevens, 1902-1990, became a mission legend across the 28 years (1940-1968) she served as secretary for Christian social relations of the Woman’s Division of the Board of Missions of The Methodist Church, her years in that office exactly paralleling those of that denomination’s existence from its unification of northern and...

Catchings, Rose
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Catchings, Rose

Listening to the Voices of Women From 1968 to 1988 Rose Catchings served as the first executive for international ministries with women and children for the General Board of Global Ministries, a position created to oversee United Methodist Women’s international work after The United Methodist Church was formed in 1968. In the World Division’s Oral...