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Monday, August 29, 2016 - 7:00pm to Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 12:00pm

2016 Global United Methodist Clergywomen Gathering

When: August 29-31, 2016
Where: Hilton-Americas Hotel and Conference Center, Houston, TX, USA
Theme: “ONE: Birthing a Worldwide Church”

Why: A gathering of United Methodist clergywomen at the World Methodist Conference will provide the participants these opportunities:

  • To learn from clergywomen in a variety of ministry settings and locations
  • To envision, articulate, and participate in leading the worldwide church
  • To build international relationships
  • To consider future models of developing communities of Christian disciples who transform the world
  • To strengthen network of global Methodist women leaders and UMC clergywomen as partners in church leadership

This gathering will serve as the culmination of regional gatherings of United Methodist clergywomen that have taken place throughout the connection. Meeting in conjunction with the World Methodist Conference will strengthen the Methodist identity and understanding of the United Methodist clergywomen, as well as provide them with additional leadership-building education and networking.


Monday, August 29, 2016

UM Clergywomen Arrival

1:00 pm: Volunteers’ Meeting

2:00-6:00 pm: Registration Open

3:00 pm: Exhibition Set up

4:00 pm: Opening worship rehearsal

7:00 pm: UM Clergywomen Opening Worship Service

8:30 - 9:30 pm: Round Table Facilitators’ training


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

8:40-8:50 am: Good Morning, Sunshine! (Liturgical Exercise)

8:50-9:00 am: Gathering music

9:00 - 9:15 am: Welcome & Introduction

9:15-9:25 am: Morning Prayer

9:25 – 9:40 am: Clergywomen Recognition by Bishops

9:40 – 10:10 am: Clergywomen in Leadership transforming the Church,

10:10-10:30: am Break

10:30-10:35 am: Gathering Song

10:35 – 11:05 am: UM Clergywomen and Impact of 2016 General Conference

11:05-11:30 am: Round Table Conversation

11:30 -12:00 pm: Network and Mingle/Break

12:00 PM – 1:30 pm: Lunch with Remarks

1:25 – 1:30 pm: Gathering Song

1:30 – 1:45 pm: UM clergywomen’s leadership across global connection I

1:45 -2:05 pm: Round Table Conversation & Coalition Building

2:05-2:10 pm: Stretching

2:10-2:20 pm: Remarks

2:20 -2:45 pm: UM clergywomen’s leadership across global connection II

2:45-3:05 pm: Round Table Conversation & Coalition Building

3:05-3:25 pm: Break

3:25-3:30 pm: Gathering song

3:30-3:40 pm: Remarks

3:40-4:00 pm: UM clergywomen and Equity & Justice

4:00 -4:20 pm: Round Table Conversation & Coalition Building

4:20-5:00 pm: Get Ready for the Banquet!

5:00 - 7:00 pm: UMC Clergywomen Milestone Banquet

Let’s celebrate clergywomen’s leadership!


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

7:45 am: Closing Worship rehearsal

8:40-8:50 am: Good Morning, Sunshine! (Liturgical Exercise)

8:50-9:00 am: Gathering music (song)

9:00 -9:10 am: Morning Devotion

9:10-10:00 am: Conversation with Women Bishops

10:00-10:20 am: Church Changers-World Changers

10:20-10:30 am: Birthing a Worldwide Church

10:30 -11:00 am: Break

11:00-12:30 pm: Closing Worship with Communion

12:30 pm: Deacons Celebration

2:00 pm: Exhibition Pull Down


Registration is now open!  Click HERE to register.

If you have any questions please contact


Worship Resources 2016

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