|United Methodist Women|
"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."
The Meaning of Membership:
Membership in United Methodist Women is voluntary. Any woman who chooses to belong may become a member. Members are committed to the Purpose, and are willing to be involved in global missions through United Methodist Women. Membership in the United Methodist Women offers each woman the opportunity to plan and evaluate the program in which she participates. Regardless of all designations of age, race or financial/marital/employment status, each member is regarded as a person of unique value.
Membership in United Methodist Women can be expressed in one or more of the following ways:
All women of The United Methodist Church are not automatically members of United Methodist Women; however, all are welcome and are encouraged to belong. Though the majority of members of the organization will also be members of The United Methodist Church, membership is open to any woman who chooses to fulfill the conditions of membership indicated above.
Circles are small groups of women that meet regularly, usually monthly, and have a common bond or goal as a group. In addition to a monthly gathering, circles host one general meeting each year, and participate as they are able in all UMW activities. These circles are continually welcoming new members.
Susanna Circle: This circle consists of women, generally "empty nesters" seeking service and fellowship at a time of day that works for them. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the Epworth lounge.
Deborah Circle: Women from a variety of ages and stages, who desire friendship and Christian support, meet the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Epworth lounge. Service projects are adopted as the need arises. Child care is available if needed. In recent years 'the Little Debbies' have been faithful supporters of the "Relay for Life"...CLICK to see photos from the 2009 event.
Sarah Circle: Meets the 1st Monday of the month at 9:00 a.m. This group of mothers with young school-age children enjoy fellowship and child care is available if needed. Service projects are adopted as the need arises.
Possibility Circle(s): These are circles yet to be formed by women interested in meeting other women in an atmosphere of fellowship. New circles will determine goals and interests as well as find a convenient time to meet.
Links of Interest
CCN WOMEN A ministry of Christian Community Network, CCN Women seeks to build intimacy, relationships and faith online through honest, meaningful dialogue, and by providing practical resources for daily living.
WOMEN TODAY ONLINE Women Today Online, a ministry of Campus Crusade and Women Today Magazine seeks to be a source of encouragement, resources and challenge for the global Christian community.
MOHR MINISTRIES Mohr Ministries, founded by Naomi Mohr, seeks to give out messages of Biblical truth so that God's Word is personal and relevant to ordinary people. Mohr Ministries has a special section with resources for single adults.
WOMEN TODAY INTERNATIONAL Founded by Vonette Bright (Campus Crusade), WTI provides intellectual and spiritual resources and opportunities for women, helping them become effective ambassadors for Christ in every neighborhood and workplace.
JUST MOMS Just Moms is a Christian Online Mothers Group where women can receive and give advice needed to handle everyday experiences that come with motherhood. This includes studying God's Word together. Just Moms is made up of mothers of different ages, locations, and denominations.
M.O.P.S. MOPS stands for "Mothers of Preschoolers." MOPS is a Christian organization that believes mothers are important...mothering matters...and moms need help. Mothers of young children need encouragement, practical tips for surviving the preschool years, friends, and nurturing. MOPS is where you will find these benefits.
HEALING LOVE OUTREACH MINISTRIES Healing Love Outreach Ministries, Inc. is dedicated to ministering to the needs of hurting women. Their purpose is to minister life, hope and the healing love of God to women who are in pain mentally, emotionally and spiritually, due to unresolved past hurts, wounds, dependencies, and addictive behavior.
FELLOWSHIP of CHRISTIAN BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN (FCBPW) A Christian organization that nurtures its members to grow spiritually and personally as they share in impacting domestic and international economic development needs.
WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION Mission information, support, equipping, and opportunities for women.