A Message from Your New Vice President
Let me introduce myself to you. My name is Pat Workins, and I was elected your Conference Vice-President at the Annual Fall Meeting in October. I am so excited to be a part of the Conference Mission Team for the first time, and I look forward to learning even more about this wonderful network of women all banded together for mission goals all over the world. Shortly after the fall meeting, I found myself in St. Louis for LTE (Leadership Training Event) in November with hundreds of other United Methodist Women. Again, we were all united to learn the most effective ways to grow in leadership in order to further mission in the world with the UMW Purpose always in mind. I was never so proud to be a United Methodist Woman as I was at this training where I was repeatedly surrounded by women with this common goal. If you have the opportunity and means to place your name on a Talent Bank form for conference office, please do so. We need you and your talents. The Talent Bank form is available online at http://www.kyumc.org/UMWomen under Nominations. As I learn, I pray that I will be a contributing member of the team.
We heard about the World Day of Prayer at LTE that this year will be celebrated March 5, 2010. World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of women in many churches who come together to pray, reflect on God's word, praise God, and renew their commitment to be a community of love and peace in every part of the world. Certainly sounds like United Methodist Women to me. Visit the web site www.wdpusa.org to see ways that the World Day of Prayer can be observed in your church, community or UMW unit. Please try to include young women so that a new generation of women can learn the value of a day that covers the entire globe with prayer. Just think how wonderful this can be. Read Psalm 150 at home that day, or use it in your prayer service. The theme is "Let everything that has breath, praise God". We can do that wherever we are that day, or whatever we might we doing. At work, praise God. At school? Praise God. As we pray, take the hands of our neighbors and explain to them about a World Day of Prayer. Again, how powerful this can be. Hopefully someone in your community has already begun to plan for this day, but if not, just get your friends together for coffee and prayer. Pray for justice for women, children, and youth all over the world. Especially this year we need to pray for Haiti and the country of Cameroon. If there is anything that I can do as a member of the mission team, just call or e-mail.
Let us praise God,
Pat Workins, Conference Vice-President