Pre-Event option (extra cost) - Soul Care Retreat (May 30)
Connection to God: Prayer Beads
Is there an unlikely item which reminds you of God’s presence? Do you have an ordinary item which moves you to think of God? Participants of the spiritual growth session will be introduced to benefits of prayer beads through excerpts from Kristin Vincent’s book A Bead and a Prayer. Each participant will create their own set to continue blending the practice into their daily prayer life.
Everyone has a Right to a Living Wage
Carol Barton - National Office
The Living Wage is more than minimum wage or even $15/hour. It includes what it takes for a family to pay for basic needs of housing, food, transportation, healthcare, taxes and other necessities in each community. You will learn the many ways that a family Living Wage is undermined and why so many women, immigrants and people of color are concentrated in low-wage jobs. You will learn how this is a Biblical issue, and why this is a justice issue for UMW and how units can find out what’s happening in your own community or state and how to build alliances and advocate for a Living Wage.