The Church and Society Committee of St. Stephen’s UMC welcomes you to a month of events examining maternal health and our church’s response.
- Friday, January 12, at 6:00 p.m.: MPK kids will create no-sew blankets to add to the layette kits we will be assembling on January 14.
- Sunday, January 14, at 4:30 p.m.: Our annual Dr. MLK, Jr worship service with guest speaker Rev. Camille Henderson-Edwards, director for Economic, Health, and Gender Justice at the General Board of Church and Society, followed by a service project assembling layette kits and a dinner.
- Thursdays, January 18 and 25 at 7:00 p.m. online: Letters to my Daughters: We will gather online to watch video presentations using materials created by Rev. Camille Henderson-Edwards and discuss the maternal mortality crisis and ways that the faith community can respond.
- Thursday, February 1: United Methodist Day at the General Assembly.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance January 14 at 4:30 pm
St. Stephen’s UMC will host their annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. service on January 14, 2024 at 4:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Rev. Camille Henderson-Edwards, director for Economic, Health and Gender Justice at the General Board of Church and Society. She is responsible for legislative and policy advocacy in support of economic, health and gender justice. Most recently she has been leading a monthly online seminar entitled Letters to my Daughters which, among other topics, examines the current maternal mortality crisis in this country.
Please join us for the worship service and then a service project when we assemble layette kits for mothers and their new babies which will be donated to the Northern Virginia Assistance League. This will be followed by a time of fellowship with dinner. Please make plans to join us on January 14 for this very special event.
United Methodist Day at the General Assembly February 1, 2023
United Methodist day at the General Assembly has long been supported by United Women of Faith and the Church and Society Committee here at St. Stephen’s UMC. What is UM day? It is a day when we join together with Methodists from all over Virginia. We advocate for our neighbors by meeting with our representatives! We learn about issues that are facing people all across the commonwealth. We connect with each other, meeting friends old and new! We celebrate our United Methodist faith that values justice, advocacy, and compassion.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about what happens at United Methodist Day at the General Assembly you should sign up for our preview this November 30 at 7:00 pm. You can learn about the event before taking the plunge to join us on February 1. Already know you want to join us in Richmond? Register for UM Day here.
Interested? Please see Max Brewer or Victoria Bryant Bateman for details and to sign up for a carpool.