North Texas Conference (NTC) United Women in Faith (UWF): June 14, 2022
NTC UWF News: 06.14.22

Believe: The Lord Will Fulfill His Promises

Luke 1:45 (CEB): Happy is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill the promises he made to her.

Peace be with you. Stay safe. Stay strong. Take care of one another.

Julie B. Noel, President, NTC UMW
NTC UMC 2022 Annual Conference (l-r): Bishop Mike McKee, Deaconess Dee-Dee Spivey, and Metro District Superintendent, Rev. Edlen Cowley
Deaconess Dee-Dee Spivey of Hamilton Park UMC (Dallas) Commissioned During NTC UMC 2022 Annual Conference
Rhudene (Dee-Dee) Spivey of Hamilton Park UMC (Dallas) was commissioned as a new UMC Deaconess during the recent NTC UMC 2022 Annual Conference. Dee-Dee is a special education teacher at Terry Middle School in Mesquite ISD.

Congratulations, Dee-Dee! Blessings on your ministry with special needs students
NTC UMC 2022 Annual Conference (l-r): Leah Parker and Bishop Mike McKee
Leah Parker of St. Paul UMC (Dallas) Honored With Bishop William B. Oden Ecumenical Award During NTC UMC 2022 Annual Conference
Leah Parker of St. Paul UMC (Dallas) was presented with the Bishop William B. Oden Ecumenical Award for her work with the "Body & Soul" ministry during the recent NTC UMC 2022 Annual Conference. The North Texas Conference Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns honors social justice ministries that work with other denominations to serve "the least of these" in our surrounding communities.

In February 1997, Rev. Dr. Henry L. Masters, Sr. Pastor of St. Paul UMC, crafted a vision to address the needs of the downtown Dallas homeless community. Leah founded the "Body and Soul" ministry at St. Paul UMC in downtown Dallas to address hunger and provide a weekend safe place to support street artists.

The ministry of "Body & Soul" continues today-- some 25 years later. Leah has worked diligently to ensure that homeless persons continue to receive care.

Congratulations, Leah, and thank you for your 25 years of service and leadership with Body & Soul!
ANNUAL NTC UWF REPORTS
Attention Local NTC UWF Unit Presidents: Unit Reports Are Due To District Presidents On/Before 08.15.22 - Download The Bundle Today
It's NTC UWF Annual Reporting Time! Local unit presidents: download the fillable PDF bundle, complete for your local UWF unit, and return to your unit's district president on/before 08.15.22.

Individual fillable PDF reporting forms (Special Recognition Checklist, MN&O Report, Reading Program Summary Report, Mission Outreach Projects/E&I Report, Designated Giving Report, and the Living the Racial Justice Charter Report), as well as a list of NTC UWF District Presidents, are also available.
UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH 2021 UNIT SURVEY
Attention Local NTC UWF Unit Presidents: Complete The Online UWF 2021 Unit Survey On/Before 08.30.22
United Women in Faith wants to hear from you! The UWF 2021 Unit Survey (formerly known as the "UMW Census Report") is now open for completion online. Deadline for survey completion: 08.30.22.
Hosted by UMC Bishops: LaTrelle Easterling, Michael McKee, and Gregory Palmer
Thursday, 06.16.22: The Unfinished Church Podcast Episode 3: "Choosing A Path Forward With Opal Lee"
Lean in and learn more about what we can all do to "build a better world in which racial prejudice has no power." UMC Bishops LaTrelle Easterling, Michael McKee, and Gregory Palmer invite you to listen to The Unfinished Church podcast which launched on Thursday, 05.19.22.
Saturday, 06.18.22, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CDT: "Together We Stand Against Domestic Violence: Women Called Moses" - A Virtual Learning Event Hosted by Metro District UWF
Metro District UWF has selected the emergency shelter, Women Called Moses, as its 2022 mission project. Join us on Saturday, 06.18.22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. CDT, via ZOOM to learn more.

As a business leader, mother, and survivor of domestic violence, Women Called Moses founder, Debra Nixon Bowles, has "given wings to the hopes and dreams of thousands of women in underserved communities" in southern Dallas.

Debra understands the spoken and unspoken needs of women who find themselves navigating the unpredictable violent behaviors of their partners. "Safety First!" is the guiding principle of Women Called Moses.

ZOOM Meeting ID
843 9018 9832

ZOOM Link

Join by Phone
1.346.248.7799

Questions? Contact:
Barbara Weaver, President, Metro District NTC UWF, beabeapeewee@aol.com, 214.415.4446
Wednesday, 06.22.22, 9:00 a.m. CDT: "Voices From the Field: Listening to Women from Liberia" Virtual Event - Registration Required
YOU ARE INVITED to join the Voices From the Field virtual event on Wednesday, 06.22.22, 9:00 a.m. CDT to learn more about the international work of United Women in Faith and the transformational impact it is having for thousands of women in Liberia and around the world.

GUEST SPEAKERS
Finda Quiwa
Muriel V. Nelson
Pauline N. Roberts
Martha B. Dobboh
REGISTRATION
NOW OPEN
Tuesday, 06.28.22, 6:30 p.m.: Virtual NTC UWF Mission u 2022: "Who Can We Be Together? Building Communities of Hope and Joy" Begins - Virtual and In-Person Sessions Available - Register Today
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Mission u 2022: "Who Can We Be Together?: Building Communities of Hope and Joy" presented by North Texas Conference United Women in Faith. This year's adult study will focus on Luke 13, and the text will be Who Can We Be Together? by Candace Simpson.

There are two options for the adult study:

VIRTUAL STUDY SESSIONS: $10
(5) Tuesday Evenings: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
06.28.22, 07.05.22, 07.12.22, 07.19.22, 07.26.22

IN-PERSON STUDY SESSIONS: $25
Thursday-Saturday @ First UMC-Plano
Optional Lunch on Friday and Saturday
Times Vary
07.14.22 - 07.16.22

Registration fees apply

Study Book: Who Can We Be Together? by Candace Simpson available for purchase ($10 plus shipping): UWF Mission Resources
HELP WANTED! The South Central Jurisdiction Invites You to Consider Serving in a Leadership Position Beginning January 2025 - Complete & Submit an SCJ UWF Talent Bank Form Today
The South Central Jurisdiction United Women in Faith invites you to consider serving in a four-year leadership position on the jurisdictional team. Complete and submit the online talent bank form today!
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