United Methodist Women in mission through advocacy!

United Methodist Women in mission through advocacy!

January 08, 2020

United Methodist Women have been in mission for children, youth and women for over 150 years. Many individuals think of being in mission as building schools, feeding the homeless, or providing quality daycare in the United States or other nations. The very tangible things that can be felt and seen; a product at the end of the day. These are important mission projects but there is more to mission than just the tangible.  

United Methodist Women understand that many times there are systemic changes which need to occur in order to fully carry out the Purpose of United Methodist Women…To Know God! That is where the Legislative Advocacy Day on January 30 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Des Moines comes in. To do mission work fully, it is important to do advocacy with those who make the laws. To educate on the important issues facing women, children and youth.

During Legislative Advocacy Day there will be a word of prayer, a short training on how to talk with legislators, and a trip to the Iowa State Capitol to advocate. The afternoon will be full of a delicious lunch, a message from Bishop Laurie and information on important issues facing Iowans; Climate Crisis, Water Quality, Restoration of Felon Rights, Minimum Wage, and Funding Children’s Mental Health. All are welcome to join, male and female, on January 30. Program begins at 9:15 am. Please register with Deb Streff by Jan. 25 at 319-721-8864 or debstreff@gmail.com so we can have an accurate count for lunch and materials. See flyer for more details.