Legislative Event


2022 Legislative Training Event

Caring for God's Creation


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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Hosted on Zoom


We had an uplifting, meaningful and worthwhile Legislative Training Event! More than 75 United Women in Faith members from throughout the Missouri Conference joined in to put their faith, hope and love in action. 

LTE Scripture: 2 Chronicles 7:14

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn away from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.”


Greetings and Introductions - Pam Church, Conference President, Transformation UMC, House Springs

PURPOSE of United Methodist Women - Brenda Smith-Keene, Conference Communications Coordinator,         St. James UMC, Kansas City

Opening Prayer - Doris Dace, Conference Spiritual Growth Coordinator, New McKendree UMC, Jackson

My Journey to Climate Justice - Elizabeth Logan Calvin, Samaritan UMC, St. Louis

Worship Song - "So Will I," Christafari (CHRISTAFARI - So Will I (100 Billion X) Hillsong Cover [Feat. Avion Blackman] Official Music Video - YouTube)

Keynote Address - Caring for God's Creation through Just Energy for All: Elizabeth Chun Hye (Liz) Lee 

Executive for Economic and Environmental Justice / Climate Justice Lead for United Women in Faith

Legislative Update & Advocacy 101 - Melissa Vatterott, Policy Director ~ Missouri Coalition for the Environment, St. Louis

Social Action Workshops:

Just Energy for All - Janice Greene

Just Energy for All - Cheryl Marcum

Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline - Carolyn Redmore, Missouri Conference United Women in Faith and LaTrisha Gandy, Organizer, Family Partners Campaign - Metropolitan Congregations United, St. Louis

Hymn - "Breathe," Marie Barnett (Breathe - Marie Barnett Lyric Video - YouTube)

Responsive Reading - Elizabeth "Pooh" Mack, Conference Membership Nurture and Outreach Coordinator, Trinity UMC, Joplin

Closing Hymn - "We Are Called," St. Paul Young Adult Choir and Ensemble (We Are Called (Virtual Choir!) - St. Paul Young Adult Choir & Ensemble - YouTube)

Call to Action - Tiffany Barnum, Conference Social Action Coordinator, Grace UMW, Oak Grove

Announcements and Parting Thoughts - Conference President Pam Church

Benediction - Sally Jones, Past Conference Spiritual Growth Coordinator, Milan


Legislative Training Event PowerPoint Presentation

Legislative Training Event Worship Service and Program

Legislative Training Event Training Booklet

Keynote Address - Elizabeth Chun Hye Lee

Legislative Update and Advocacy 101 - Melissa Vatterott

Social Action Workshop: Just Energy for All - Janice Schnake Green

Social Action Workshop: Just Energy for All - Cheryl Y. Marcum

Excellent example of Just Energy for All in practice: Solar Panels

(Thank you to Cheryl Y. Marcum for sharing this link!)

Even though this uplifting, meaningful and worthwhile event is over, you can still identify and contact your elected officials at www.senate.mo.gov or www.house.mo.gov - let them know what putting your faith, hope and love in action means to you!

updated April 30, 2022