North Texas Conference (NTC) United Methodist Women (UMW): July 13, 2021
NTC UMW News: 07.13.21
God's Grace: Always With Us

Philippians 1:6 (CEB): I'm sure about this: the one who started a good work in you will stay with you to complete the job by the day of Christ Jesus.

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

Julie B. Noel, President, NTC UMW
Tuesday, 07.13.2021, 2:00 p.m. CDT: UMW's Office of Racial Justice Summer Matinee Movie & Discussion Series Features "Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools"
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, 07.15.2021, 1:00 p.m. CDT: "Faith Talks: Global Media Monitoring Project - Women & The News"
YOU ARE INVITED to hear the results of the first post-pandemic Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) which monitors how women are heard and presented in the news media in the U.S. and around the world.

Join "Faith Talks" host, Jennifer Farmer of Spotlight PR, as she interviews the following guests to share more about the importance of GMMP:

Dr. Glory Dharmaraj: President of World Association of Christian Communication-North America and Coordinator of the U.S. GMMP

Sarah Macharia: Global Coordinator of GMMP

Philip Lee: General Secretary of World Association for Christian Communication
Sunday-Wednesday, 07.18.2021-07.21.2021: 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

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

07.25.21-07.28.21
Register:
https://secure.everyaction.com/UXRbV7asT0O7pxqyQF7Cbg2
07.20.2021-07.22.2021: The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy: Virtual & Free - Register Today
UMW invites you to learn more about the Children's Defense Fund's (CDF) 2021 Proctor Institute scheduled to be presented online 07.20.21-07.22.21. This year's theme is "Listening to the Children: A Radical Revolution of Values." Registration is free and open to all.
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
What Did You Read During the Pandemic? NTC UMW Wants to Know! Local UMW Unit 2021 Reading Program Summary Reports Due to NTC UMW District Presidents by 08.15.2021
The UMW Reading Program is a cherished tradition that brings together members in mission as they explore, share, and discuss the written word.

The UMW Reading Program offers four reading programs and features titles in five categories: Education for Mission, Leadership Development, Nurturing for Community, Social Action, and Spiritual Growth.

Select your plan, enjoy your books, and submit your record of completion to your local UMW unit Reading Program Officer and/or Program Resources Officer in early August (check with your your unit for the deadline). Local UMW unit reading program summary reports are due on/before 08.15.21 to NTC UMW District Presidents.
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.
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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