So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without [God’s] unfolding grace. […] There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, The Message
Former SEJ President and current UMW National Board member Betty Helms and past National President Shannon Priddy
Education & Interpretation
National UMW Director
SEJ Nom. Chair
48th Annual Alabama-West Florida
United Methodist Women
Virtual ANNUAL DAY 2021
The first Virtual Annual Day was held online in real time on March 6th.
The Alabama-West Florida Conference (AWF) United Methodist Women’s (UMW) was a one day virtual event, focusing on this year’s theme: Hope, Joy, Peace, Trust, Power with Keynote Speaker: Celeste Eubanks, AWFUMC Director of Leadership Strategies.
2020 Awards done on the 2021 Virtual Annual Day
Many Colors, One Spirit..... Mobile District
Special Mission Recognition...Pensacola District
Reading Award .... Mobile District
Nell Chance Award...Dorothy Peterson, Trinity in Ft. Walton, Pensacola District
Priddy Pal Award: Melissa Wade Johnson, Ft. Walton, Pensacola District
2021 Alabama-West Florida UMW Pledge and Budget
Districts Pledge Budget
Bay Pines 14,000 2,283
Demopolis 14,000 2,150
Dothan 12,000 1,717
Marianna/PC 11,000 1,650
Mobile 20,000 3,539
Mtg/Oplk 6,750 1,035
Mtg/Pratt 10,000 1,579
Pensacola 20,000 3,000
Conference 2,700 24,019
TOTALS DISTRICTS 110,450
Conference Pledge to National 93,882
Conference Budget with Districts 40,972
For the first time, the Reading Program will span two years instead of one. The purpose of the Reading Program is to better understand and participate in God's mission today, to increase sensitivity to all human beings, to explore contemporary issues, and to enhance and act on self-knowledge. Titles read from the 2017 list will be credited through December 31, 2022. Click here.
AWF UMW 2021 Pledge to Mission
FUNDING OUR MISSION - OUR PLEDGE....United Methodist Women members prayerfully make pledges to their local organization. Their Mission Giving contributes to local mission, spiritual formation, programs for membership development and outreach in the community. The pledge journeys from the LOCAL to the DISTRICT and then to the CONFERENCE United Methodist Women. The pledged amount designated for mission is sent to the national body and budgeted for ministries with women, children and youth in the United States and all around the world. Women are involved in mission at each step of the way.
United Methodist Women mission giving is in compliance with The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church 2016, Paragraph 256, Section 5, Article 6.
Click HERE and read pages 3-10 THE HANDBOOK 2021-2024 - Funding the Mission