United Methodist Women
UMW Purpose Statement
The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
News and Views — December 2014
What’s up with United Methodist Women?
On November 6, we had a brunch where we had the fun of celebrating all our women who have passed the 90 year mark. We have a lot of them, so the moral to the story is that if you want to have a long and productive life, be a UMW member! We enjoyed having Donna Gaskell, Shirley Stone, and Florence Reed share in person their ups and downs, fun things, lessons learned and how they start their days. What good role models! We also shared from others who had been interviewed ahead of time. It was great to honor all these women who have nurtured and encouraged us all along the way.
Now we look forward to our annual Ingathering meeting, to be held on December 4 in Wesley Chapel. Ingathering has been celebrated every year with a special Christmas program of favorite hymns and fellowship, followed by an offering of your gifts. It is a time to meditate on the real meaning of Christmas, and how we might rededicate ourselves to renewing the simplicity and spirituality of this holy season.
The ingathering finance committee this year has chosen the following to receive our mission money: U M community house, S A F E Place, Clark Retirement Community, House by the Side of the Road, camp scholarships, AIM, SIS, Vision of Life, Healthy Baby Day, and the Baby Pantry. What a wonderful group with whom to share our love and gifts in this season of giving. May you be blessed by the greatest gift of all—Jesus! And may he shine in your heart!