March 2019   
  • UMW Take Action- Charter for Racial Justice

    UMW 2019 TAKE ACTION Campaigns 2019. Get Involved!

  • Texas United Methodist Women's Legislative Agenda 2019

    UMW members from all six of Texas' United Methodist Annual Conferences adopt a consensus legislative agenda. The  Texas Legislative Priorities are available now for download.

  • 2019: Resource Book

    The 2019 Resource Book is now available in the member area





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     We provide opportunities and resources to grow spiritually,become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith into action.

    We are organized for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action.

    We equip women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments and churches.

    We work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems.

    We provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.



North District
 North District


Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16 NIV

 February 25, 2019


Greetings North District United Methodist Women,


What a busy first of the year for United Methodist Women! Our January meeting at University was great and shows how we can rise to the        occasion. The University UMW did such a wonderful job of showing Radical Hospitality. The refreshments were outstanding! My friend Echo       Wilson was able to join us and play our music so that part of the program went well. The big adjustment was that our speaker was a no show.    However, we are resourceful women and we rose to the occasion. We had a group discussion on what we can and are doing to help the young people we encounter. Many worthwhile projects were discussed so we could see what is possible. One interesting one that was mentioned was respite care for those who have the fulltime responsibility for the care of a love one. Even a few hours of relief can be life changing. We also       discussed disabilities and our churches and even children who need special attention. By sharing our experiences and knowledge we were able to have a productive meeting. Thank you for participating.


The Legislative Event was great as usual. We were honored to hear from Harriet Jane Olsen Monday night. She was inspirational and had time to answer all our questions. One speaker struck me as dedicated to the practical means of making our laws work to help us. She was Representative Shawn Thierry of House district 146, Southwest Houston. She shared a personal story about women’s health and how she nearly became a mortality statistic in maternity care. She has proposed several bills dealing with addictive pain killers. All sounded good and doable without undue expense. The one that caught my attention is HB536- The red cap bill. Put a red cap on all addictive drug prescriptions. The color will alert those taking the prescription to the addictive nature of the drug. A visual alert may cause someone to be more cautious. Our legislative priorities are available on line at We also had speakers on the asylum seekers at the border, court hearings, and the children that are impacted. UMW is not walking away from this crisis and our call to help women, children and youth.


Our next North District Meeting is our Spiritual Day Apart on April 6, 2019 at Acton UMC. It will be help in the Youth building at the back of the Campus. There will be signs directing you to the correct place. Our Guest speaker will be Rev. Amy Forsythe-Alexander who will lead us in spiritually connected coloring to move us into a deeper spiritual state. There will also be a remembrance project so we can reconnect more easily.


Remember March 23, 2019 is our 150 Birthday for UMW. Have a party, include everyone in your church so we can bring UMW in to the spotlight for our big day. At Acton, UMW ushers on fifth Sunday, so we are having a Birthday cake during the break between services so we can share cake and information with all.


We have a date for our Mission U one day study. It will be August 6, 2019 at Genesis UMC.


If you have not done so, please fill out your annual census for your local organization. National wants their information. And it is done online.



Margaret Gessley







Mark Your Calendars!


When                                   What                                         Where



March 8-9                   Spiritual Growth Retreat                          Camp Arrowhead, Cleburne


April 6                        North District Spiritual Day Apart        Acton UMC


June11                       Annual Conference Luncheon                 Arlington Convention Center



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