North Texas Conference (NTC) United Methodist Women (UMW): July 20, 2021
NTC UMW News: 07.20.21
Love the Lord Your God with All Your Heart

Deuteronomy 6:5 (CEB): Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your being, and all your strength.

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

Julie B. Noel, President, NTC UMW
Tuesday-Thursday, 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.
Tuesday, 07.20.2021, 2:00 p.m. CDT: UMW's Office of Racial Justice Summer Matinee Movie & Discussion Series Features "The House We Live In" - Episode 3 of "Race: The Power of an Illusion"
Grab your popcorn and/or favorite beverage and join other UMW members around the country for a matinee movie/discussion event on Tuesday afternoon, 07.20.21, 2:00 p.m. CDT. Registration is required.

This event is sponsored by UMW's Office of Racial Justice, is free, and open to all. A non-recorded discussion period will follow the movie (approximately 30 minutes-1 hour in length).
Wednesday, 07.21.2021, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CDT: "Don't Do It Alone: Advancing Just Energy for All, One Conversation at a Time"
YOU ARE INVITED to learn more about building relationships and engagement around climate justice and "just energy for all" with other UMW sisters, your friends, and your community,

This month's "Just Energy for All Strategy and Capacity Building Session" features an interactive webinar as well as opportunities for role playing and plan development led by these trainers:

Laura Kigweba James: Program Coordinator for Grassroots Organizing, General Board of Church and Society of the UMC

Elizabeth Chun Hye (Liz) Lee: Executive for Economic and Environmental Justice and Climate Justice Lead, UMW
Saturday, 07.24.2021, 12:00 p.m. CDT: Virtual Church Women United "Beach Party" Special Celebration
1 John 4:7 (CEB)
Dear friends, let's love each other, because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and knows God.

YOU ARE INVITED to grab your favorite sun hat, your sunglasses, your favorite beverage, and join Church Women United members from across
the U.S. on Saturday, 07.24.21, for fellowship, bingo, testimonies, and girl talk.

Church Women United (CWU) was founded in 1941 as a racially, culturally, theologically, inclusive Christian women's movement to celebrate unity and diversity and work for peace in the world.
Sunday-Wednesday, 07.25.2021-07.28.2021: 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 an on-site, two-day visit 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.


Wednesday, 07.28.2021, 6:30-8:30 p.m. CDT: North Texas Annual Conference Racial Ethnic Audit Results - Virtual Facilitated Conversations Scheduled for Summer 2021
The NTC UMC Journey Toward Racial Justice team will host ZOOM sessions on 07.28.21 and 08.26.21 to review the results of the North Texas Annual Conference Racial Ethnic Audit completed in May 2021.
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

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:

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:
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.
Honor a Friend or Loved One: 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: to 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.
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