Celebrating Women’s History month in the UMC

The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women is celebrating Women's History Month with special resources every day of March.

The 2014 theme is "Women of Character, Courage and Commitment," and GCSRW is marking that theme in The United Methodist Church three different ways:

-- Highlighting a different woman in UMC history each day on the agency's website

-- Providing inclusive-language, liturgically appropriate worship elements for each of the five Sundays of the month.

-- Sharing the voices of today's United Methodists each day on the agency's blog.

The blog posts are by women and men of different ages, jurisdictions and racial/ethnic backgrounds. Although Women's History Month is commemorated in the U.S., GCSRW is expanding the celebration throughout the worldwide church.

Bloggers will write about women or men who influenced or inspired them, ways the church encourages women to be equal participants in leadership, the status and role of women in different parts of the world, or other personal reflections on the theme.

Our first post, by GCSRW General Secretary Dawn Wiggins Hare, tells the inspiring story of "Miss Alice" Finch Lee, who has been demonstrating character, courage and commitment in The United Methodist Church for most of her 102 years.

Be sure to bookmark the profiles page and the blog so you can check back daily for updates.


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