Rocky Mountain deaconess to be consecrated at UMW Assembly

May 11, 2018
Submitted by Tara Barnes
Editor, response magazine, United Methodist Women

Next week at United Methodist Women’s Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, Laurie Ann Fujinami of the Rocky Mountain Conference will be consecrated as a deaconess.

The service will take place at the Columbus Convention Center on Friday, May 18 at 9 a.m. The service will also be livestreamed at

From UMW Assembly's website:

At “The Power of Bold” United Methodist Women Assembly you’ll be filled with the faith, hope and love that moves women to action. We focus especially on women, children and youth—groups often left behind.

Learn about our four social justice priorities. Join more than 3,000 attendees to Rally around Economic Equality and Living Wages for All. Attend Community Gatherings with deep spiritual journeys and cutting-edge speakers who will inspire and offer tools to mobilize and activate. Engage and learn from one another in our interactive workshops. Connect with experts in our Ubuntu Networking Library to help shape your action plans. Discover how to mobilize for change at the action tables in our social justice immersion exhibits. Be a leader on our BOLD Talks stage. Encounter women from all generations to understand what they seek and what motivates them to action.

You will leave knowing how to create a community culture where all women feel fully welcomed, valued and empowered to unite for bold and courageous action.

From the UMW website:

Deaconesses and Home Missioners are laywomen and laymen who are called by God to be in a lifetime relationship in The United Methodist Church for engagement with a full-time vocation in ministries of love, justice, and service. Together we form a covenant community that is rooted in Scripture, informed by history, driven by mission, ecumenical in scope, and global in outreach.