NC NE United Methodist Women

UMW Purpose:  The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

North Central  District UMW Newsletter & Documents/Forms

**March 2021 (NC) Northwest District UMW Shesler Hall Letter**

** April 2021 (NC) Northwest District Discernment Event**

** Iowa Mission Today Report Form**

**Giving Tuesday - 150 Next -  The Legacy Endowment Fund**

**May 2021 (NC) Northwest District Newsletter**

*May UMW 2021 Connection Newsletter**

**Iowa Conference Mission u 2021 registration**

Updated Links for Mission u Registration:
Finding Peace in an Anxious World
Tuesdays in July 2021 6:30 PM - 8 PM Central
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlfu-prz0uHt0i7ScnLe9KD-z33BPr5pky
Pushout - Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
Wednesdays in July 2021 6:30 PM - 8 PM Central
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrceyoqDIsEtBPgsqM6KcdfwRIBeTnD1Fe
Mission u 2021 Opening Session 
Monday July 5, 2021 7 PM - 8 PM Central
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlduCgqT4rGdIr_dfrQzUHzFmNIJr3pYdj

**Why Racial Justice Flyer**

Information regarding UMW accounts versus UMC church accounts and Units going inactive:  Message from Gladys Alvarez:

When a local UMW closes (becomes inactive) they should remit the balance in the account to the district treasurer. Please review the information below and let us know if you have further questions or if we can support you in any way. 

Book of Discipline

  • ⁋256 Article 6. Funds b) “All funds from whatever source secured by the unit of UMW belong to the organization and shall be disbursed only in accordance with its constitution and by its order.”

· Online Book of Discipline: https://www.cokesbury.com/book-of-discipline-book-of-resolutions-free-versions

United Methodist Women’s Handbook 

· Pages 77-78 of 2017-2020 Handbook states:

Keeping the Channels Straight

As individual local church members, women contribute to World Service through their local church tithes and offerings. These funds help church tithes and offerings support all the general program agencies of The United Methodist Church through apportionments. Members of United Methodist Women give to Pledge to Mission and other Mission Giving funds that are part of the five channels of giving, which are used for mission with a focus on women, children and youth through national office, except for administration and membership development funds kept at the district and conference levels. United Methodist Women funds should not be given to the local church to help with apportionment for World Service Funds or facility and equipment needs in the local church. United Methodist Women members in the local church have already contributed to these needs through their tithes and offerings. United Methodist Women members have long been proud to support the specific ministries with women, children and youth that are funded only through their giving to United Methodist Women’s five channels of giving. 

  • Page 84 of 2017-2020 Handbook states,

“Emptying the Treasury” at the End of the Year

The monies given for United Methodist Women are given for mission. However, a local group may discover, toward the end of a given year, that it has more money than it needs to carry it into the first few months of the new year. This may have happened because:

• The budgeted amount for the Pledge to Mission was too low.

• Sources of income were underestimated.

• Income from a fundraising event may not have been budgeted.

A local group should keep in its treasury only the minimum amount necessary to carry it into the first few months of the next year, until members’ Mission Giving pledges and gifts begin coming in. The committee on finance recommends how to use these extra funds. The committee could choose one of the following options:

1. Send the extra funds as additional mission funds (added to your Pledge to Mission).

2. Present one or more Special Mission Recognitions or Gifts to Mission to members or friends of the unit.

3. Make a supplementary gift to “A Brighter Future for Children and Youth,” a mission program that receives United Methodist Women National Office funding.

Funds given in these ways to “empty the treasury” should be sent to the district treasurer. The act of emptying the treasury is important because the funds were given to be used for mission, not to build up a bank account for the unit. Saving for a rainy day is not good stewardship since today is a rainy day for thousands of women, children and youth for whom our mission money offers hope.

Northeast District UMW Newsletter & Documents/Forms

**March 2021 NE District Newsletter**

**2021 Iowa Mission Today Report Form**

**March 2021 - Mission u** - Ignited for Justice

*May UMW 2021 Connection Newsletter**

**Iowa Conference Mission u 2021 registration**

Updated Links for Mission u Registration:
Finding Peace in an Anxious World
Tuesdays in July 2021 6:30 PM - 8 PM Central
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlfu-prz0uHt0i7ScnLe9KD-z33BPr5pky
Pushout - Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
Wednesdays in July 2021 6:30 PM - 8 PM Central
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrceyoqDIsEtBPgsqM6KcdfwRIBeTnD1Fe
Mission u 2021 Opening Session 
Monday July 5, 2021 7 PM - 8 PM Central
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlduCgqT4rGdIr_dfrQzUHzFmNIJr3pYdj

**Why Racial Justice Flyer**