Frequently Asked Questions answers below

  • Why should I join UMW?
  • How do I send UMW Conference or District info to be included in UMW website/facebook/emails?
  • What is the e-Newsletter deadline for UMW News of North Texas?
  • What is UBUNTU?
  • Voting Delegates - who are they, how many are there and how are they chosen?
  • Where should Year-end payments be sent?
  • How do I donate to UMW
  • How to get a membership card?

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Why join UMW?
To make a positive difference in our world and for meaningful fellowship that deepens your spiritual life.  This happens at the local, district and conference level!  Joining your unit at your local church will help you grow. If your church does not have a unit contact the UMW District President for your area for options to attend a neighboring church unit or starting one in your church.

Attending our Spiritual Growth Retreats and Days Apart are great opportunities to visit with friends who live hours away in another district. Social Action Events are an opportunity to learn about current important issues and what we can do to help. Mission u opens up new understanding in a class environment.

Your Conference Team wants to keep you aware of special events and opportunities! Join the email list and make sure that your local group sends members’ info to the database . Your information will be only be used to inform you about United Methodist Women. 
To hear about these events by email, make sure you sign-up on for the emails.

How do I send UMW Conference or District info to be included in UMW website/facebook/emails?

Send pdf or word files and identify the timeframe for the information to be posted.  We appreciate if you can source the written material fully to avoid delays by thinking about:

  • Who is your audiance (NTC UMW, District UMW, etc)
  • What do you want to tell them and/or what action do you want them to take? 
  • Why does it matter?
  • Where is the location (address) and directions including parking and/or location within a building?
  • When does it happen?  Dates and Times (Starting and Ending)   Time frame for registration or payments?
  • How can they get more information?

Send conference/district news to news@umwnorthtexas.org.

What is the deadline for the e-Newsletter sent to all UMW of North Texas?

The deadline for the UMW of North Texas News (e-newsletter) varies.  Articles ought to be about news for the FOLLOWING time period. Of course there will be “current” news – like Social Action updates, etc. But as for EVENTS – the info needs to be out there the month before so people can plan on attending and discuss it at meetings and with friends.  Send us items to post on our facebook too -- this can used to get out information on a short time table.

Send articles to news@umwnorthtexas.org.

What is UBUNTU?
A parable to define "Ubuntu":
An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run, they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. He asked them, "Why did you run like that?  One of you could have had all the fruits for yourself!" They said: ''UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?''
'UBUNTU' in the Xhosa culture means: "I am because we are."

Who are the Voting Delegates at Annual Meetings? How many are there?  
Each year at Conference and District annual meetings there are always women who don’t understand what a voting delegate is or who their voting delegates are for their unit. Well here’s what you need to know: according to the Standing Rules of the North Texas Conference United Methodist Women:
“At the annual meeting of the conference, each local unit shall be entitled to two voting delegates (elected by the unit) and in addition, one voting delegate for each fifty members over one hundred.”

Where should units send our year-end payments? By when?  
Please send your unit's year end payments to your District Treasurer. Check the NTC UMW calendar for due dates and the NTC UMW Officers & District Treasures on the website. 

How do I donate to UMW? 
Gifts should be made to your unit treasurer, so the tracking can be from your district.
Gifts can be made to National UWM by visiting their donate button at https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/
Gifts can be made to the Legacy Fund at https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/150

How to get a membership card? 
Fill out the myUMW membership log at  www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/myumw to receive your personalized Membership Card.


  August 2020