United Methodist Women

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 officially became the Great Plains United Methodist Women on January 1, 2014. On that date the United Methodist Women of Nebraska, Kansas East  and Kansas West officially united to become the Great Plains Conference United Methodist Women. We have approximately 27,000 members. Click here to find out more about The Great Plains Conference United Methodist Women.

~~~

Welcome to our home page. All of the links on the left side of our home page are active, they are however still being created and updated. 

Items that appear in blue on this home page are clickable and will take you directly to that information/email. You can reach this home page directly by typing the URL www.greatplainsumc.org/umw into your browser. Take a look around the site. If you have questions, comments or items that need to be included on our web page, email Peggy Walters.

*************************************************************************************************************************

On this page you will find information about the following...

Items that appear in blue are clickable and will take you directly to that information/email.

***************************************************************************************************************************

Membership Census Link for local units. Due date has been moved up to April 30, 2020!

 The census process is as follows:

  • Conference Journey in Growth leader, Membership Coordinator, or President will share the census link with instructional video imbedded with the district Journey in Growth (MNO) coordinator or president.
  • District Journey in Growth Coordinator or president then sends it on to the local unit president. 
  • The local unit uses the census link to enter the data, which will come directly to the national office.
  • Conference and District Journey in Growth (MNO) are charged with assisting the local units with sending out the census link along with scheduling 1-3 interactive sessions to assist unit leaders who are not comfortable with computers.

Census Form Link:  www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/census2019

The final deadline for reporting will be April 30, 2020.

Video From Sept 20-21, 2019 Conference UMW Annual Meeting

(This appears on GP Connect from Todd Seifert, Conference Communications)

Karen Dunlap's INFOGrams

Return to top

2020 Great Plains UMW Conference Leadership Team

Return to Top

2020 Great Plains Conference UMW Calendar

Due to Coronavirus, many dates are changing and events are cancelled, but we can still pray for one another and do the mission work of United Methodist Women that we have done for over 150 years...just will be doing it differently for awhile. We remain TOGETHER as the Great Plains UMW in FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE in Action!

Cancelled/Rescheduled Events for 2020:

Membership Census due date has been moved to April 30th, 2020.

SCJ Calling u Event that was postponed in March has been rescheduled for September 2-5th, 2020 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Those who had registered have been contacted with the new date. SCJ is unable to refund registration fees, however, if there are some who are unable to attend due to the new date, substitutions may be made. Contact Treasurer, Barbara Smith, if you might be interested in attending. Hotel reservations will be taken care of at a later date.

METour 2020 has had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Mission u 2020 at all three locations (Kearney, Salina, and Topeka) have been cancelled. Training for study leaders and deans scheduled in late April and May had to be cancelled by National United Methodist Women; therefore, we are unable to hold these events for this year.

Return to Top

2020 METour May 30 - June 7, 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 CONCERNS. STAY HOME; STAY SAFE!

METour Graphic             METour facebook page

May 30 - June 7, 2020 METour was to travel to Red Bird Mission, Beverly, KY, Upper Room, & Cookson Hills Center, Cookson, OK, leaving from and returning to Topeka, KS, again in 2020; however, had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

For more information, please contact the METour director, Venedith Vargas, or via phone at 308-352-8085.

Return to Top

National Officers and Committee Chairs for 2016-2020:

  •    President: Shannon Priddy  (Indiana Conference)
  •    Vice President and Chair of Planning and Assessment Committee: Clara Ester (Alabama West Florida Conference)
  •    Secretary: Cindy Saufferer (Minnesota Conference)
  •    Chairperson of Governance Committee: Gail Douglas-Boykin (New York Conference)
  •    Chairperson of Finance Committee: Estella Wallace (Pacific Northwest Conference)

 Return to Top

Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) Mission Trip

Upcoming Dates in 2020-2021:

  • March 30-April 3, 2020
  • October 12-16, 2020
  • April 12-16, 2021
  • October 4-8, 2021

You too can experience MMDC by picking a trip date and make a non-refundable deposit of $20. The leader of our Great Plains trips is Teena Faubel.  Call 402-217-3775 or email her for answers to your questions. Send your $20 non-refundable deposit to treasurer, Teena Faubel at 5201 Bison Drive, Lincoln, NE  68516-2415. The cost of the supply fee, the housing fee, food at the dorm, office supplies and travel tends to be around $200.00.  Many women receive part of this cost from their local unit.

For additional information, go to www.midwestmission.org or e-mail them at office@midwestmission.org or find them on facebook at www.facebook.com/midwestmission.  Also by phone at 217-483-7911.

Return to Top

Links to Other Sites/Resources:

 

 Click here to visit our Great Plains Conference UMW Facebook page.

  

Click here to visit the National United Methodist Women Pinterest online clipboard.

 

Return to Top