What is the Purpose of the United Methodist Women
The organized unit of the United Methodist Women (UMW) 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.
Who can Join the United Methodist Women?
Any women who commits herself to the Purpose ( above) of the United Methodist Women and to engage in mission study, personal growth and social action can join. You don’t have to be United Methodist or meet an age requirement to be a member.
Why should I join?
United Methodist Women is a community of women committed to mission. As a member you can take advantage of many opportunities, including the following:
Prayer, Bible studies and spiritual retreats.
Hands-on mission in local communities.
Mission education experiences.
Leadership development and training opportunities.
Supporting work with women, children, and youth.
Partnership with women in mission in the country and around the world.
Advocacy for social justice issues, including those pertaining to the environment domestic violence, immigration and many other concerns that impact the lives of women, children and youth.
Engagement in racial justice issues.
What does the United Methodist Women Do?
Our members nurture one another in community and support U.S. and international projects and partners improving the lives of women,children and youth with their prayers,volunteer work and advocacy efforts and financial gifts.
In the United Methodist Women in Columbia United Methodist Church, we are very active in fund raising and reaching our to those in need. During this past year we held our annual Ash Wednesday Service and brunch. We collected socks and donate them to the Veterans in Lorain county at Christmas time. We collect used glasses and ship them to third world countries who can reuse them. We donate offering collections to the Columbia Food Bank, donate to the World Thank Offerings, and support our own Methodist Youth on their mission trip each year. We have donated funds to South Sudan, Haiti, and West Side Community House in Cleveland, and the Genesis House in Lorain County. Each year is slightly different but these are good examples of monetary distributions.
We meet the first Wednesday of each month,( with a few exceptions) from 10 AM until 12 noon. We are always open to new members. We do not meet in July, and August. Our current officers for 2018-2019 are:
Sally Stone President e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Andrews Vice President
Thelma Ball Secretary
Joyce Jenkins Treasurer
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