Category Archives: Social Action

Here are resources and news related to Social Action.  Get additional ideas from the National UMW Social Action resources.

June 1, 2019: Climate Justice Event

Climate Justice:  Save our Mother Earth

On June 1, learn about what’s happening to our climate, and discover ways to respond, from the perspective of a faith community. A highlight of the event will be the opportunity to participate in a Climate Justice Simulation Experience.

All are invited to this a community-wide climate justice event, regardless of faith, gender, or location of residence. Continue reading

May 4, 2019: Conference UMW Social Action Event – School to Prison Pipeline

Youth in jailWhat can we do to help youth escape the “school to prison pipeline”?  And what is this pipeline, anyway?  Learn about this difficult situation from experts in the field – Dr. Charles Tinsley, Director of the “Getting Out of Dodge” Ministry, and Sammy Nunez, Chair First Families San Joaquin, and others.

This California-Nevada Conference UMW event is open to all.  Registration fee is $20. Continue reading

Be Just. Be Green. – New resource for being “green”

Betty Spencer Dickey, Western Jurisdiction Guide

Betty Spencer Dickey, Western Jurisdiction Guide

It’s great to be back in the District and into the environmental arena that I love, in my new role as Jurisdictional Guide for the Western Jurisdiction. I will be available to help connect the National issues on Climate Action with the Western Jurisdiction, Conference, District and local UMW.

To make it even easier for you to learn to be an advocate for our planet, we have developed a new web page, Climate Justice: Be Just. Be Green.  Here you can find more information about how to protect our environment, tools like the “13 Steps to Sustainability,” and how to become an Advocate.

Check out these resources, and think about environmental and climate justice as they relate to planning UMW events and programs.  Feel free to connect with me if you have questions or need more info!  (My contact info is on the Climate Justice webpage.)

Be Just.  Be Green.

by Betty Spencer Dickey, Western Jurisdiction Guide

Patricia Farrow passes

Patricia Farrow

Patricia Farrow with husband Tom Farrow

It is with a heavy heart that we notify you that Tuesday, January 15, Patricia Farrow died at 2pm at home with her husband Tom and her brothers at her side.

Pat is a former Social Action coordinator (2016-2016) of El Camino Real District UMW leadership team, as well as a former Vice President of the Willow Glen United Methodist Women local unit. She was instrumental in supporting the “Lifted Spirits” homeless women’s shelter in downtown San Jose.  Willow Glen UMW are continuing to support this shelter.

There will be a memorial service Saturday, February 9, 2:00pm at Willow Glen UMC.