The organized unit of UNITED METHODIST WOMEN shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
The emblem of United Methodist Women, the cross and the flame, symbolizes our organization. The cross and the flame are ancient symbols of the church and appear on The United Methodist Church emblem. Both remind us of our PURPOSE of growing in our understanding of and willingness to participate in the global ministries of the church. The shape is fluid and free-flowing, suggesting change and mobility.The flame is in motion to shine a light into the darkness.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN is an integral part of The United Methodist Church. "In every local church there shall be an organized unit of United Methodist Women"(The Book of Discipline,2004,256.5) United Methodist Women are organized locally in groups called units. A local group is called a "unit" because it is connected to a greater whole that includes the district, the conference, the jurisdiction and the national organizations. The national policy making body is the Womens' Division for the General Board of Global Ministries.The Burleson Unit is in the Fort Worth District, the Central Texas Conference and the South Central Jurisdiction.
The Mission Resource Center for United Methodist Women handles all materials for the reading program,brochures,constitution and bylaws membership pins and mission pins. You may place an order to 1221 Profit Drive Dallas, Texas 75247, call toll free 800-305-9857 or by fax to 214-630-0079 Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST. You may also view products and order on line www.missionresourcecenter.org
The Mission Magazine to the United Methodist Church "New World Outlook" will help to keep you informed. The voice of women in mission "Response" is a UMW publication but to know more go to www.gbgm-umc.org and click to your right onto the United Methodist Women's icon.
The more women you speak with and share information you educate yourself. To share go to www.umwonline.org and sign-up.
The Burleson Unit of United Methodist Women are:
Centered in relationship with God through Jesus Christ;
Focused on ministries for women, children and youth;
Involved in missions both locally and globally;
Committed to inclusiveness;
Pledged to financial support for mission through undesignated giving;
Engaged in development and use of skills for service, leadership development and personal growth and
Encouraged to work with other organizations on issues of mutual concern.