Journey Teams Information

Journey In Action Team

The following topics were addressed as areas of focus/concern to continue for 2020.  For questions, contact Gwen Sharpe, or check the national website at https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/issues.

Journey in Faith

For questions or resources, contact Lori Collins, your Conference Faith Team Leader.

  • Third bi-annual GP Conference UMW Spiritual Retreat is planned for May 2021, at Camp Comeca, Cozad, Nebraska.  Details are pending.
  • UMW Sunday Worship service. Each unit is encouraged to hold a UMW Sunday.
  • Jenelle Erb will continue to operate Conference Prayer Chain.

Journey in Giving

For questions, contact Margaret Thomas, your Conference Giving Team Leader.

We are all familiar with the 5 main channels of Mission giving:  Pledge, Special Mission Recognition Pin, Gift in Memory (card), Gift to Mission (card), and World Thank Offering.  Great Plains Conference has two additional ways to add to our pledge. Units are encouraged to become 5 or 7 star units by giving to all channels of Mission.

Women in inactive units may give to these channels of Mission and earn a "She's a Gem" award.

The Legacy Fund campaign will continue for another year, and you may also be interested in the "1869 Society", a group who pledge to give $18.69/month to the Legacy Fund.

Journey in Growth  - we have over 15,000 members in Great Plains

Census Link for 2020 will be added below to report your local unit membership. This will be due March 30, 2021. Use the Trifold brochure to recruit new members and explain our purpose.

Prairie Rivers District last year issued a challenge to our other districts to grow our membership by 150 women for our 150th Anniversary!   Attached is 150 in 150 Challenge with some thoughts for promoting membership:

If you have questions about completing the census report or others, contact Vicki Leech, your Conference Growth leader.

Journey in Learning

If you have questions, please contact Ann Cerveny, your Conference Learning Team leader.

"About Our Stories: A Living Timeline"

As United Methodist Women celebrate over 150 years, local units are invited to tell our individual stories of mission.  The link below shows ways we can take part, and includes a Do-It-Yourself guide.

Look about you for resources in learning and sharing our story: promote METour for our young women coming into UMW, attend Mission u, use the Response magazine, Handbook, website -National and Conference-, etc.