United Methodist Women members are called to listen to the mandate of our faith to help the vulnerable. One of the most pressing issues of our time is sex trafficking —a 32 billion industry in this country. The Joy Circle at FUMC has read The White Umbrella which gives details of this immoral practice and uses the umbrella as an analogy for protecting the innocent victim with our faith and love.
Since the Super Bowl is one of the largest sex trafficking events in this country, UMW members in the San Francisco area are being asked to form a virtual line of defense around the Super Bowl Stadium with their umbrellas as a symbol to prevent and protect those who might be victimized by human trafficking.
The Joy Circle is pictured her the sign which says: “We are United Methodist Women opening umbrellas to intercept human trafficking. With a membership of 800,000 women, they are a powerful voice for social justice.”