United Methodist Women met in Abilene, Texas, June 22-24, 2012, for the South Central Jurisdiction Quadrennial Meeting.
Just as Mary responded to God's call by singing, glorifying, and praising, United Methodist Women continue to respond to that same love and grace through our call to Mission.
Ilda Vasquez of Weslaco, Texas, presided over the meeting as the outgoing President. Edna Brown Hickmon of Baton Rough, Louisiana, is the newly elected President of the South Central Jurisdiction.
United Methodist Women from 15 conferences in the South Central Jurisdiction assemble every 4 years to celebrate, to lift up, to learn, and to return to their communities better equipped for mission. Tens of thousands of women have been meeting in this fashion since 1942 in a unified effort to stay at the forefront of the work being done both locally and globally, both systemically and in charity, to improve and sustain the lives of women, children and youth.