This Week in Texas Methodist History
The Methodist Episcopal Church once had separate woman’s organizations for home and foreign missions. The Home Mission Society (WHMS) raised money for settlement houses; work among immigrants, and especially for the construction of parsonages. It is obvious from the record that the women also had a great deal of fun in some of their projects.
In April, 1908 the WHMS of Jefferson challenged each member to raise one dollar through her own labor and contribute that dollar to home missions. There was, however, a twist.