On August 26th, 1920, the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was certified granting women the right to vote. In 1973, the U.S. Congress designated August 26th as “Women’s Equality Day.” The battle for the 19th amendment was long and contentious. Many of the women who began the fight (at a Methodist Church in Seneca… Continue Reading→
Our conference has been getting a lot of media attention for a video shown at Annual Conference this past month that showed our male clergy reading sexist comments that had been made to our female clergy. It calls to attention the need for more education within our church about biblical gender equality that is supported… Continue Reading→
In observance of Women’s History Month when we honor women who made history, make a plan to provide resources in your congregation or small group that will empower women to become confident leaders. These resources are not just for use by women. Men are encouraged to work alongside women to better understand how to support… Continue Reading→
March is Women’s History Month. Did you know that Methodist women were significantly involved in the fight for women’s suffrage? Next year, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution that prohibited the denial of the right to vote on the basis of sex. The NC Conference Media Center… Continue Reading→
Abingdon Women is publishing inspiring and educational studies for women’s groups in United Methodist churches. Get acquainted with Jessica LaGrone, Melissa Spoelstra, Tiffany Bluhm, and others who have lots of wisdom, experience, and theology to share with women. The NC Conference Media Center has just added three new DVD studies on women who encountered Jesus,… Continue Reading→
The SEJ Clergywomen’s Consultation features three bishops in the jurisdiction, Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, Bishop Dindy Taylor, and Bishop Charlene Kammerer. The conference will take place in April 2011, and early registration is open until December 1. “Our SEJ Clergywomen’s Consultation will celebrate the strength of the Three Sisters as we grow together from the… Continue Reading→
The 2008 United Methodist General Conference re-adopted a resolution entitled “Violence Against Women and Children (#3423)” that is worth resurrecting this time of year. October is typically the month in which the world draws attention to the domestic violence. For more information and to see the steps for action, please see October is Domestic Violence… Continue Reading→
SEJANAM, the Southeastern Jurisdictional Agency for Native American Ministries, and Lake Junaluska will be hosting the first Native Women’s Gathering and Conference Oct. 16-18. The theme of the event is “Re-Defining Our Place: Native Women Speak!” Helping to lead worship will be Louisa Locklear and April Oxendine of the North Carolina Annual Conference.