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United Methodist Women Celebrating 150 Year Anniversary

DID YOU KNOW? “It was a rainy, stormy day on March 23, 1869 when “a handful of women” came together at the Tremont Street Church in Boston to form the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Notices of the meeting had been sent to 28 Methodist churches of Boston and vicinity but only eight woman actually came. The church was locked when the earliest arrived but, once inside the church, the women prayed and listened to stories told by missionary wives recently returned from India of thee “shut-in women of the Zenanas, and the call of the Master to Christian women.”
Women, motivated by the gospel, gave their time, skill and resources to the work of this Society. In so doing, they set in motion an organization whose world-wide accomplishments cannot be measured. The impact of those efforts is still felt today”.

This Saturday, the United Methodist Women, 800,000 strong, will celebrate their 150th Anniversary! The UMW supports programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world. One of those missions is Wesley Center for Children and Families right here in Cincinnati.

Westwood UMW will celebrate this milestone on Thursday, May 2nd for their May Banquet. Women and their children (yes boys too!) are invited to a Birthday Dinner Party featuring the Great Cindini. Tickets will be on sale in April. For further information contact the church office at 513.661.3139.