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.
UMW News for March 2015
Between arctic blasts and busy schedules the key word seems to be flexible! We keep changing times and days for meetings but everyone seems to be adjusting quite well.
By the time you get this Spire the World Day of Prayer should have taken place—a wonderful time of sharing with other Christian women here in Albion and all around the world. That’s good news compared to the national TV networks.
The special event we have coming up this month is on March 21 at 9 am: breakfast in Fellowship Lounge with our special guest, Carolyn Spragg. Last year she did a program for us, and it was so good that we asked her back. She chooses the women in the Bible and tells their story (in costume). She really brings the Bible alive! We had many quests last year, and hope that many of you will come this year for the special experience.
My morning devotions included as scripture 2 Corinthians 4:15-18. Let me share it with you:
All this is for your sake; and as God’s grace reaches more and more people, they will offer to the glory of God more prayers of thanksgiving. For this reasons we never become discouraged. Even though our physical being is gradually decaying, yet our spiritual being is renewed day after day. And this small and temporary trouble we suffer will bring us a tremendous and eternal glory, much greater than the trouble. For we fix our attention, not on things that are seen, but on things that are unseen. What can be seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts forever.