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Women Rise Up

Sacred Stories of Resistance for Today's Revolution

by Katey Zeh


November 28 thru December 19

4:00 to 5:15 pm ET

During our 2021 Lenten study, we listened and read about women of the Bible and how their stories intersect with issues that women are currently facing in 2021. Join us again for Advent as we explore more stories uncovering layers of richness that come from our reflecting and sharing as a group. Along with our Bibles, we will be using the text, Women Rise Up, by Katey Zeh, to expand our reference points and reflect on the culture we live in. 

About the book:

United Methodist Women (UMW) chose this book for one of their 2021 Reading Program Social Action selections. 

This is not just a study for women. Men are also invited and encouraged to register.  

What We Will Cover Each Week

Week 1:  Hannah (Chapter 4); 1 Samuel 1:1-18

Week 2:  Mary (Chapter 7); Luke 1:13-56

Week 3:  The Hemorrhaging Woman (Chapter 9); Mark 5:24b-34

Week 4:  Mary Magdalene (Chapter 10); John 20:1-18


Linda Bales Todd

Marcia Florkey

Paula Nourse

Becky Ruple

Beth Vanoli

Opportunities to Give

As always, there is no cost for our virtual events but we have put together a variety of possibilities for giving that supports current needs of women. Each suggestion also relates to the Biblical stories we will be hearing about throughout Advent. 

Week 1: Hannah

National Mission Site Dulac Community Center in Louisiana provides social services, emergency response and learning  opportunities to the people in lower Terrebonne Parish with an emphasis on women, children and Native Americans in response to the Gospel. To give to Dulac through national  UMW click here. (Use drop down list of   "Where it is needed most")

Week 2: Mary

National Mission Institution Wesley Center in Dayton, OH, Baby Ready/Infant Mortality Program exists to surround expecting parents and their children with everything they need to lead stable and secure lives by connecting them to resources such as parenting classes, housing assistance, visiting nurse service, and secure employment. Checks can be sent to Wesley Community Center, 3730 Delphos Avenue, Dayton, OH 45417; designate Baby Ready in the memo line.


Week 3: The Hemorrhaging Woman

Donate sanitary products to your local food pantry or National Mission Institution.


Week 4: Mary Magdalene 

Donate to the Deaconess/Home Missioner Endowment Fund (more information to come)


Give to United Methodist Women Mission Giving in support of women, children, and youth by going to the National UMW website and clicking the red "Mission Giving" box or by sending a check to: 


Connie Hook
645 Neil Ave #623
Columbus OH 43215
Make checks payable to: WOCUMW
Note: Advent Study