For 34 years, THE FLYER
was the official voice of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women. As often as monthly or as rarely as three times a year, THE FLYER
covered The United Methodist Church's often turbulent journey toward the full inclusion of women at all levels of church life.
Like its butterfly symbol, THE FLYER
changed as it grew, from a word-heavy black-and-white newsletter to a colorful quarterly communication to (in 2010) a digital-only offering. Copies of every issue in this treasure trove of history are accessible below (in pdf format).
Late in 2012, GCSRW
decided to discontinue THE FLYER
and instead focus on expanding the agency's two websites (gcsrw.org and umsexualethics.org) and on its use of social media. We produce a monthly newsletter highlighting (and linking to) some of that coverage; you can subscribe to on our Social Media Page.