The Mission of the Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) is to challenge The United Methodist Church at all levels to work for full and equal participation of women in the total life of the denomination, including ordination of women, equal access to policy-making and recognition that Jesus Christ calls men and women alike to salvation, liberation, discipleship and service in church and society.
We will have a three pronged focus of our work:
1) Educate – let members of our Annual Conference and Churches learn more about sexual inequality, its causes and the resources available to assist in change
2) Advocate – for clergy and lay women and girls who are impeded from full and equal participation in our congregations, Districts and Conference
3) Celebrate – what our women and girls have contributed to the life of the United Methodist Church in New England and the congregations where women and men are nurtured into ordained ministry, share mission and power to God's glory, and find ways to use expansive language for God and humanity joyously and seamlessly in worship and Christian education.