Nebraska Ecumenical Legislative Briefing Day and Kansas L.E.A.F.

Be Informed. Stand Up. Speak Out. Let Your Voice Be Heard.

The Great Plains United Methodist Women participate in two legislative days that educate and engage members of the faith community on issues that are being addressed within the state legislatures. The purpose of the legislative days are to provide a forum of education on social justice issues, create a context for how the issues intersect with faith and prompt ways that the faith community can respond in advocacy. Great Plains United Methodist Women are encouraged to use the legislative days as platforms to learn more about issues on the local and state levels and identify ways to add a voice as a faith community. Both events are ecumenical and open to all. 

Nebraska Ecumenical Legislative Briefing Day

Saturday, February 12, 2022 - "We're Online again this year"

The 2022 Nebraska Ecumenical Legislative Briefing Day will be virtual!  This year's conference will be Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm CST via Zoom There will be an opening welcome and worship time for all, followed by two sessions with four workshops in each session.  You can attend one workshop at 9:15 am and another at 10:15 am, and we will wrap up with a general session with information on Advocacy and Breaking News, Participants will receive the link to the meeting closer to the event date.. Questions may be directed to Dianne Dickey at  . Registration deadline is February 4, 2022.  There is no registration cost, but donations are accepted to help continue this vital work.

To register, click on the link below to download the brochure with topics and speakers, or go to

2022 Nebraska Ecumenical Legislative Briefing Day Brochure

Post conference references:

Click HERE for a downoaded list of web resources from the 2022 Nebraska Ecumenical Legislatiive Briefing Day


Kansas L.E.A.F.

Action - Truth - Transparency-Sunday,February 20,2022 6:00p.m.

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech ,but with actions and in truth. -1 John 3:18

United Methodist Women of the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church, together with Church Women United in Kansas, annually sponsor an educational and advocacy event.  In keeping with CDC and Kansas Health Dept. recommendations due to the COVID19 Pandemic, the 2022 Legislative Event for Advocacy in Faith (LEAF) is being presented as a virtual event.  (The event will also be archived for later viewing.) All Kansas State Legislators are cordially invited to participate in the event, Sunday Eve., Feb. 20th at 6:00 P.M.  Participants may engage in as many of our presentations as they choose this year.

Our Legislative Update will be offered by Senator Carolyn McGinn and Representative Brandon Woodard. We will also offer a panel discussion with Kansas Interfaith Action, Loud Light and The Poor People’s Campaign.  Our featured presenter this year will be Pauline Sharp. Pauline Sharp is a citizen of Kaw Nation and past vice-president of the Kaw Nation Cultural Committee. Sharp is a juried member of the Kansas Alliance of Professional Historical Performers. Workshops covering a variety of topics will be available beginning Sunday and archived following the event for viewing at your convenience.  Hopefully, we will be able to return to the in person event and luncheon next year.  

You are invited and encouraged to attend as many of the sessions as you like.

Register now to receive updates as LEAF2022 draws near.

A link to the event will be sent to you nearer the date of the event from


Kansas L.E.A.F. flyer:

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