UMW Legislative Event 2020

Save the Date for the 2020 United Methodist Women’s Legislative Event, happening January, 26th-28th in Austin. You may register online https://texasimpact.org/umw2020central/. Make sure to share and invite your UMW friends and circles.

The Texas UMW Legislative Event is a three-day annual conference in Austin, TX. There will be speakers, workshops, panels and breakout sessions about public policy issues, faith and social justice and how to meet your elected officials.

What you should expect:
– Up-to-date information on important policy issues
– Grounding in how United Methodist Social Principles relate to the Texas Legislature
– New ideas about connecting faith and public life in your local community
– Fostering relationships with your elected officials and staff

It has been more than 30 years since a small group of faithful women from across Texas came together to launch a new project: an annual event where UMWs could learn about legislative issues related to United Methodist Social Principles and the priorities of United Methodist Women. Now, hundreds of UMWs gather annually for briefings on current public policy issues and to learn about ways to engage their local communities in social justice work. Come and be a part of the movement this year!

Conference at Travis Park

 No Need Among You Conference
September 11-13

 Travis Park Church
230 E Travis St | San Antonio, TX 78205
Less than a quarter mile from the Alamo & Riverwalk

No Need Among You Conference is sponsored by the Texas Christian Community Development Network (TxCCDN).  The Texas Christian Community Development Network is called to bring healing and hope to disadvantaged communities, neighborhoods and residents of the Lone Star State by connecting, educating, training and advocating for the poor and marginalized in Texas. https://txccdn.net/event/nnay/keynotes/

Presenters:

  • Alan Graham – founder and CEO of Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF), a social outreach ministry that provides food and clothing, cultivates community and promotes dignity to homeless men and women in need.
  • Dr. Lorena Garza Gonzalez is the Vice-President for Urban Strategies, a social enterprise that works to improve the health, educational, social, and economic condition of marginalized populations, in San Antonio.
  • Sister Norma Pimentel is a Sister with the Missionaries of Jesus. As Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley for over 12 years, she oversees the charitable arm of the Diocese of Brownsville, providing oversight of the different ministries & services in the areas of the Rio Grande Valley through emergency assistance, homelessness prevention, disaster relief, clinical counseling, pregnancy care, food program(s), and the Humanitarian Respite Center.
  • Dr. Albert L. Reyes is President and CEO of Buckner International, a non-profit international ministry that transforms the lives of orphans, vulnerable children, families and elders.
  • Jonathan Brooks is a lifelong resident of Chicago, IL. He currently serves as Senior Pastor at Canaan Community Church in the West Englewood neighborhood. He is also the Director of the joint degree program in theology at Northern Seminary, in cooperation with Trinity Christian College and as adjunct faculty for Chicago Semester, an off-campus program that provides students the opportunity to live, learn, and work in Chicago.

For more information and to register visit:  https://txccdn.net/event/nnay/