United Methodist Women Assembly 2018 is a time for fellowship, equipping for service and collectively experiencing God’s call to mission with women, children and youth. Two of the speakers are Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” and Laymah Gbowee, recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her work in leading a women’s peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. Through moving worship, engaging exhibits, riveting workshops and town hall-style meetings, participants will leave Assembly with knowledge, courage and determination to change the world as part of a daring and compassionate 150-year-old movement of women committed to turning faith, hope and love into action. Our biblical scripture this year is the story of Mary, mother of Jesus. Registration closes April 9. More information can be found at: https://umwassembly.org/ or contact Linda Osikowicz, 847-540-5634, Lmosikowicz@comcast.net.