On September 10, members of the United Methodist Women (UMW) illustrate Matthew 25:35-40 through personal stories.
Jesus tells us in Matthew that when we help others it is the same as helping him. “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, [a]you did it to me.” Matt 25:40 In fact, earlier in this Scripture Jesus lists exactly who and how we can help others: the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick, the prisoner. This Sunday members of Oak Hill UMW, including Myra Allison, Mary Allen, Jenny Holm, Alison Talbert, Lydia Polomski, and Jeannine Inbody, will lead worship with a message highlighting the purpose of UMW and how UMW responds to Jesus’ call to serve others.
UMW is called the “Mission Arm of the Church” for good reason. The purpose of UMW tells us we are to “Know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop creative, supportive fellowships and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” Our worship service will show how, from its beginning in 1869, UMW has focused on taking action to meet needs in and around Austin and around the globe. One hundred and fifty years later, this is the largest faith-based women’s mission organization in the world, changing the lives of women, children, youth, and families with God’s love.
Through our personal stories we will tell how UMW is putting Faith, Hope, and Love into Action!