Call to Prayer & Self Denial
Sound Foundations: Sound Missions
a call to prayer and self-denial ♦ 2014
Calling all United Methodist Women to Prayer and Self Denial!
Has your unit made plans to celebrate Call to Prayer and Self Denial this year? This special observance is usually held the first few months of each new year. The theme for 2014 is “Sound Foundations: Sound Missions".
In 2014, the offering received will go toward renovating, expanding and greening the buildings that house the critical work of National Mission Institutions and historically related international institutions. These institutions, founded by United Methodist Women and their forebearers more than 100 years ago, include community centers, domestic violence and homeless shelters, and children’s homes, schools, colleges and universities. One hundred percent of the offering goes directly to mission.
The Quiet Day service for the Call to Prayer and Self Denial is in our 2013/2014 United Methodist Women Program Book.
Prayer from the 2014 Call to Prayer & Self Denial Prayer Card: (United Methodist Women members may make copies of this prayer for use in their units)
O God of love and compassion, thank you for reaching out to us with open arms. Thank you for calling us to an everlasting relationship with Jesus Christ and your people in this world. Rooted in your love, may we fulﬁ ll our calling to serve you and strengthen our sisters and brothers with hope. Build us up, dear God, and use us to build up others on earth. In Jesus’ name, amen.
The PURPOSE of
United Methodist Women
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.
This page was last updated on Saturday, February 08, 2014.