Journey Teams Information

Journey In Action Team - Social Action

The following topics were addressed as areas of focus/concern to continue for 2020.  For questions, contact Debra Hayes

Journey in Faith - Spiritual Growth

For questions or resources, contact Rose Hamilton, your Conference Faith Team Leader.

  • Fourth bi-annual GP Conference UWF Spiritual Retreat is planned for Spring, 2023.  Details are pending.
  • UWF Sunday Worship service. Each unit is encouraged to hold a UWF Sunday.
  • Jenelle Erb will continue to operate Conference Prayer Chain.

Journey in Giving - Education & Interpretation

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 continues with the goal of raising $60 million, 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  - Membership, Nurture, & Outreach

We have over 15,000 members in Great Plains

Census Link will be added below to report your local unit membership. This will be due March 30th annually. 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 - see Education & Interpretation

If you have questions, please contact Margaret Thomas.

"About Our Stories: A Living Timeline"

As United Methodist Women (United Women in Faith) 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 UWF, attend Mission u, use the Response magazine, Handbook, website -National and Conference-, etc.