United Methodist Women
Turning Faith, Hope and Love into Action
United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leadership, and advocating for justice.
We are The Great Plains United Methodist Women!
We are celebrating our 1st Birthday as the Great Plains United Methodist Women. It was on January 1, 2014, that the United Methodist Women of Nebraska and Kansas officially united to become the Great Plains Conference United Methodist Women. We have approximately 27,000 members.
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- Thank You for Giving
- 2015 METour
- Great Plains Conference UMW Library
- MMDC Trips
- Links to Other Sites/Resources
Avalyn Reissig, our 2014 Great Plains Conference UMW Treasurer, reports that we exceeded our Pledge to Mission in in 2014! We pledged $600,000 and remitted $695,000. Hallelujah!
Thanks to each and every member of United Methodist Women in the Great Plains Conference for your faithful and generous giving. Through your giving, you have reached out to the hungry, the homeless, the outcast and ministered to them. You have to feed, clothe, provide shelter and make a better life for women, children and youth throughout the world. You have made a difference!
Together, we make it happen!
Great News the 2015 METour is happening!!! We do however still have room on the bus. We are extending the deadline until May 20th OR until the bus is full, whichever comes first!
METour is open to young women in the Great Plains Annual Conference ages 15-22. Local UMW organizations have the opportunity to sponsor and support young women on the tour. Cost for the experience is $350 per person.
The Mission Education Tour or METour is a 10 day mission experience for young women sponsored by the Great Plains United Methodist Women. METour participants have the opportunity to engage in mission, learn about United Methodist Women and experience the United Methodist connection by visiting and working at National Mission Institutions, Volunteer in Mission sites and United Methodist-related agencies. It's so much more than a mission trip!
This year's trip is to the Southeastern United States. For additional information about the METour visit the 2015 METour page.
The Library features the books from the United Methodist Women’s Reading Program. While the physical location of the Library is in Lincoln, Nebraska, the services of the Library are available for all the units of Great Plains UMW, whether or not you live in or near Lincoln. Gifts to the Library and funds in the conference budget are used to purchase the Reading Program books for the Library.
Here’s how you can participate…
You can request to have books from the Library mailed to you. Since books are coming and going all the time, the books you are sent are selected from those books that are on the shelves at the time of your order. The books sent to you are books from the current five-year reading list. You are asked to submit a listing of the books you have already read so that you will not be sent books you've already read. Orders range from 4 to 10 books. You can request a box of books for two months with a renewal extension offered. Your responsibility/cost as a local unit is to pay for postage to and from the library. Even with the increased cost of postage, it is still a bargain plus you don’t have to find a place to keep all those Reading Program books in your house or church.
If you happen to be in Lincoln on Thursday mornings between 9:00 and 11:00 AM (except holidays), you come to the Library in person at Christ UMC, 4530 "A" Street in Lincoln, Nebraska.
To learn more, contact our Conference Librarian, Mary Ann Bede by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 402-421-8264. We will gladly make a plan that works for you and the Library.
The Conference UMW Library is a great tradition for our readers. United Methodist Women and their predecessor organizations have benefited from the services of our Library since 1940.
Won’t you join us? Let’s get reading!
Since 2004 United Methodist Women from Nebraska have traveled to Chatham, Illinois, a suburb of Springfield, IL, to volunteer at Midwest Mission Distribution Center. This Mission Distribution Center is one of eight located across the country, is a vital part of the UMCOR Network.
Women from throughout our Great Plains Conference are invited to participate. Teena Faubel is the Great Plains UMW Leader for upcoming MMDC trips.
If you are interested in finding out more information or being one of the volunteers, there is a PowerPoint presentation, literature and DVDs available. If you would be interested in a presentation about this opportunity at your district meeting, contact Teena Faubel at 402-423-7329. More information is also available online www.midwestmissiondc.org. There you can see the activities, find patterns for projects, learn about the center’s work and distributions and access a list items to collect and donate.
To reserve a place on an upcoming mission trips to MMDC a $20 non-refundable is deposit is required. Contact Mary Ann Bede at 402-421-8264 for more information about making a deposit. Because the Midwest Mission Distribution Center has so many requests, it is important that we mark our calendars and make our reservations right away in order to insure being a part of this opportunity for friendship and service.
Check now to see if there is space available on our upcoming dates for GP UMW mission trips to MMDC.
- April 20-24 of 2015
- October 26-30 of 2015
- April 18-22 of 2016
- October 10-14 of 2016
- United Methodist Women National Website
- Mission Resource Center
- Della Lamb National Mission Institution, Kansas City, KS
- Epworth Village National Mission Institution, York, NE
- United Methodist Ministries National Mission Institution, Omaha, NE
- New World Outlook Online Magazine
- Response Online Magazine - click on News on the Orange Bar and response magazine on the gray dropdown bar
- National UMW Online - click on the Green Online Icon
- National UMW Facebook Page
- South Central Jurisdiction Facebook Page
- South Central Jurisdiction website - Information about meeting in Oklahoma City in April 2016.
Click here to visit our Great Plains Conference UMW Facebook page.
Click here to vist the National United Methodist Women Pinterest online clipboard.