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World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women

Affiliated Units

Argentina Iglesia Evangelica Metodista de Argentina
Bolivia Iglesia Evangelica Metodista de Bolivia
Brazil Iglesia Evangelica Metodista de Brazil
Chile Iglesia Metodista de Chile
Costa Rica Iglesia Evangelica Metodista de Costa Rica
Cuba Iglesia Metodista de Cuba
Mexico Iglesia Metodista de Mexico
Panama The Evangelical Methodist Church
Paraguay Comunidad Evangelica Metodista de Paraguay
Peru Iglesia Evangelica Metodista de Peru
Uruguay Iglesia Evangelica Metodista de Uruguay

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World Peace Day

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Peace Day is celebrated around the world to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of  peace in every nation and every people. If we want to build the future we must act  immediately and in common agreement, so that peace and non-violence become a reality  for all human beings. The increase…

14th World Assembly Workshops

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REDUCING POVERTY: Workshop 1: Advocating Project Proposal Writing: Reducing Poverty Through Spiritual, Social and Economic GrowthWomen around the world form the larger population but are often left on the margins. This workshop will help women address poverty in their communities through spiritual, social, and economic growth. Reducing poverty starts with…

World Federation Day Study Program 2022-23

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The 2022-23 World Federation Day Study Program is now available to download from our website. This program is designed to be used as close as possible to October 26th – Federation Constitution Founding Day.

Empowerment Grant

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The World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women have set aside funds to provide Empowerment Grants to enable women to start initiatives that empower women and girls in their community. The grant will be a one-off contribution towards part of the funding. It is assumed that either there will…

Latin America Area

LEILA DE JESUS BARBOSA

Area President

Latin America Area

[Brazil]
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My Story

Leila de Jesus Barbosa was born in Rio de Janeiro and she is an Elementary School Teacher by profession. Leila is married with Edmo Cardoso Barbosa, and they have a daughter, Liliane, and two boys, Claudio and Ricardo, who bring them many joys. All three children are married and have given them five grandchildren. Leila was actively involved with the work of the Women’s Society, where she held the position of President for three terms and has also worked as a District Secretary, Recording Secretary, Secretary and Correspondent, and Vice President. After all these functions, Leila was elected as Vice President of the Brazil Confederation for a period of eight years. She attended the World Assembly in London and the Women’s Methodist Assembly in Saint Louis, Missouri and Louisville, Kentucky, Houston and also in Johannesburg. Her will is to serve God.

Latin America AreaWorld Areas
September 24, 2022

World Peace Day

Peace Day is celebrated around the world to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of  peace in every nation and every people. If we want to build the future we must act  immediately and in common agreement, so that peace and non-violence become a reality  for all human beings. The increase…
14th World AssemblyEast Asia AreaEurope: Britain and Ireland AreaEurope: Continental AreaLatin America AreaNorth America AreaSouth Asia AreaSouth Pacific AreaSouthern and East Africa AreaWest Africa AreaWorld Areas
August 10, 2022

14th World Assembly Workshops

REDUCING POVERTY: Workshop 1: Advocating Project Proposal Writing: Reducing Poverty Through Spiritual, Social and Economic GrowthWomen around the world form the larger population but are often left on the margins. This workshop will help women address poverty in their communities through spiritual, social, and economic growth. Reducing poverty starts with…
East Asia AreaEurope: Britain and Ireland AreaEurope: Continental AreaLatin America AreaNorth America AreaSouth Asia AreaSouth Pacific AreaSouthern and East Africa AreaWest Africa AreaWorld AreasWorld Federation
July 20, 2022

Empowerment Grant

The World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women have set aside funds to provide Empowerment Grants to enable women to start initiatives that empower women and girls in their community. The grant will be a one-off contribution towards part of the funding. It is assumed that either there will…
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July 20, 2022

Statement of the WFMUCW concerning membership

Our constitution states (Handbook Page 13 VI B) 'Any officially recognized group of Methodist, or any officially recognized group of United or Uniting Church women of which Methodist or former Methodists are a part, or who are involved in a church which is affiliated with the World Methodist Council, organised…
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May 22, 2022

Bible Study Leader

We have the great pleasure of announcing our Bible Study Leader for the World Assembly 2022 is: Jill Baker Jill is a previous Vice-President of the British Methodist Conference she remains a full time volunteer with the Methodist Church in various roles, especially enjoying preaching and tutoring others on the…
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May 14, 2022

Keynote Speaker

We have the great pleasure of announcing our keynote speaker for the World Assembly 2022 will be: Amanda Khozi Mukwashi Amanda has devoted more than 25 years to working on poverty alleviation, tackling injustice and inequalities. She is now the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Lesotho as well as a…
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May 12, 2022

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are at the heart of what the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church women seek to do and at this year's assembly there will be opportunities to explore these further through workshops on Poverty, Gender Equality, Health and Care of Creation. Save the dates in…
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December 13, 2021

Christmas 2021 Message from the World President

Dear Sisters, I greet you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, whose coming into the world we celebrate with joy. I have been preparing a service for the fourth Sunday of Advent based on the two New Testament readings Hebrews 10:5-10 and Luke 1:39-45. You…
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February 20, 2021

Prayer Diary for the Global Online Event

The World President has invited members of the World Executive to join her in prayer each 26th day of the month between now and August. By choosing the 26th day we shall link this time of prayer with our monthly practice of using the Federation prayer. Please take some time…