North Texas Conference (NTC) United Methodist Women (UMW): July 6, 2021
NTC UMW News: 07.06.21
Love One Another

Galatians 5:13 (CEB): You were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only don't let this freedom be an opportunity to indulge your selfish impulses, but serve each other through love.

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

Julie B. Noel, President, NTC UMW
Tuesday, 07.06.2021, 2:00 p.m. CDT: UMW's Office of Racial Justice Summer Matinee Movie & Discussion Series Features "Dawnland"
Grab your popcorn and/or favorite beverage and join other UMW members around the country for five matinee movie/discussion events on selected Tuesday afternoons in June/July.

This event is sponsored by UMW's Office of Racial Justice, is free, and open to all. Movie/episode lengths vary, but they are usually one hour. A non-recorded discussion period will follow (approximately 30 minutes-1 hour in length).

Registration (first come/first serve) is required for all screenings/discussions.
Thursday, 07.08.2021, 10:00 a.m. CDT: Virtual MDMC Auxiliary Fundraiser - "Put On A Happy Face" with Rose-Mary Rumbley, Guest Speaker
YOU ARE INVITED to hear Rose-Mary Rumbley via ZOOM on Thursday, 07.08.21, at 10:00 a.m. CDT and join the Methodist Dallas Medical Center (MDMC) Auxiliary in meeting its fundraising goal of $12,500 to provide free mammograms for uninsured women in the Wesley-Rankin Community Center and Dallas Bethlehem Center communities.
Sunday-Wednesday, 07.11.2021-07.14.2021: Texas Impact's "Courts & Ports" Next Two-Day, On-Site Experience @ the Texas-Mexico Border - Learn More & Register Today
Be an advocate for the rights of immigrants! Texas Impact invites you to learn more about its "Courts & Ports" program and register for on-site, two-day visits to the Rio Grande Valley in summer 2021. Participants will meet front-line responders on both sides of the international border, visit sections of the border wall, and welcome asylum seekers.

UPCOMING COURTS & PORTS DATES

07.11.21-07.14.21
Register:
https://secure.everyaction.com/nWaEQmUDMEmBd8bFWZg-Cg2

7.18.21-07.21.21
Register:
https://secure.everyaction.com/m6qfLKogNUebF6n7GK8HTg2

07.25.21-07.28.21
Register:
https://secure.everyaction.com/UXRbV7asT0O7pxqyQF7Cbg2
NTC UMW Local UMW Unit Presidents and Officers: MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Completed Annual Reporting Forms Due to District NTC UMW Presidents by 08.15.2021
ATTENTION LOCAL UMW UNIT PRESIDENTS AND/OR OFFICERS IN NORTH TX CONFERENCE UMW: IT'S ANNUAL REPORTING TIME!

Mark Your Calendar! NTC UMW wants to hear about your unit's activities for the period 09.01.20-08.31.21. The following local UMW unit annual reporting forms should be completed by local UMW unit presidents and/or designated officers/reps. and submitted to your district president and/or district rep. on/before 08.15.21:

Living the Racial Justice Charter Annual Report

Local UMW Unit Mission Outreach Projects Report

Local UMW Unit Special Recognition Checklist

Local UMW Unit Reading Program Summary

Local UMW Unit MN&O Report

Local UMW Unit Designated Giving Report

All NTC UMW Local UMW Unit Annual Reporting Forms are bundled together in one downloadable file and are available online in two formats: Word or PDF (fillable). Check under the "Resources & Report Forms" tab on the NTC UMW website: https://www.umwnorthtexas.org/20202021_annual_reporting_forms_for_local_umw__units

Direct questions about annual reporting requirements to your district UMW president or representative. Not sure who your district UMW president/representative is? Email NTC UMW: news@umwnorthtexas.org
NTC UMW 2021 Annual Mission Project: Help End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Kenya & Give Girls a Safe Refuge When Refusing the Tribal Procedure of FGM - Learn More & Donate Online/Mail
Pauline Ntombura of the Methodist Women's Conference of Kenya and wife of Bishop Joseph Ntombura of the Methodist Church of Kenya is reaching out to UMW units, districts, and conferences with a call for financial assistance to support the creation of the Girls Rescue Centre -- a safe refuge in Kenya -- for girls refusing the painful and unlawful female genital mutilation (FGM) procedure.
Honor a Friend or a Loved One In A Special Way: Donate to the NTC UMW "Burning of the Candle: Minute in Mission Project 2021" by 10.01.2021
NTC UMW invites you to celebrate a dear friend or loved one with a donation of any amount to the NTC UMW "Burning of the Candle: Minute in Mission Project 2021." Our goal: burn a candle at the NTC UMW 2021 Annual Meeting & Celebration in October 2021 one minute for each $20.23 (the 2021 UMW-calculated "minute in mission" amount) in donations received on/before 10.01.21.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF DONOR FORM AND DONATIONS: 10.01.21. Mail the completed donor form and a check (payable to NTC UMW with "Burning of the Candle 2021" on the memo line) to: Lela Luxen, NTC UMW Treasurer, 1217 Savoy Ln., Richardson, TX 75080. Completed donor form must accompany payment.

Donors' names and the names of those honored and/or remembered will be included in the online NTC UMW 2021 Annual Meeting & Celebration Program Book.
Will You Help? Diapers, Etc. @ Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space in East Dallas Needs Donations of Diapers, Baby Wipes, & Pull-Ups
Diapers, Etc. at Owenwood Farm and Neighbor Space is in need of diapers (size 1-5), baby wipes, pull-ups, and adult diapers. Diapers and/or supplies can be mailed, dropped off, or ordered on the Amazon.com registry. Amazon.com gift cards are also welcome.
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