United Methodist Women

Sunshine Circle will meet on October 14 after packing backpacks in fellowship hall. Please join Sunshine Circle to pack backpacks at 11:00 AM.

Cornerstone Circle will meet on Thursday, October 4, 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. 

Next Unit meeting will be October 18 at 6:30 pm in fellowship

Harvest Marketplace November 17th, 2018  8am – 2pm

Sunshine Circle will be hosting the first annual Harvest Marketplace November 17th. There will be all types of vendors just in time for holiday shopping!

 All proceeds benefit missions, etc.  Supported by The United Methodist Women

Fifth Annual UMCOR Sager Brown Mission Team Fundraiser

The UMCOR Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, Louisiana, the major location where disaster relief kits are prepared for shipment to disaster relief sites by the United Methodist Committee on Relief. As we all know UMCOR has been extremely busy the last few weeks due to the hurricane that struck our eastern coast as well as flooding in other parts of the country, so there will need to be more disaster relief kits prepared in the next few months to replenish their supplies. Our congregation has a mission team that goes to Sager Brown each year to assist with this effort. We have reservations for 10 volunteers for the week of March 13, 2019, and would love to take a full roster.

This year marks 151 years of ministry on the Sager Brown campus under the auspices of the Women’s Division of the church starting with an orphanage and school for children of former slaves in 1867, eventually becoming a private school for African American children until the 1970s. After Hurricane Andrew struck the area in 1992, UMCOR requested permission from the Women’s Division to build a permanent Depot there for disaster relief utilizing the dormitories and cafeteria of the school.

Most of our team members are retired and on a fixed income and we need your assistance with the expenses in order to continue being your hands in this important mission project. On October 21, we will be serving a spaghetti lunch following the 11:00 service and before the Church Council meeting, (Council members be sure to come eat before the meeting!). There is not a set price for the meal, but donations will be accepted. Both gluten-free and meatless options will be available. We hope you can come eat with us; however, if you can’t but would still like to participate in this project, there will be a basket on the visitors’ table in the sanctuary where you can drop your donation.

We must have our final roster and half of the payment in Baldwin by December 13, 2018, so it is also time to think about participating in this trip. Information and forms will be available in the fellowship hall during the lunch. Many former members of the team will also be there to answer questions or tell you more about the trip and why it is so special to us.

Packing Food Backpacks for Food Insecure Children

Sr. Adult Breakfast

Purpose of United Methodist Women

The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose PURPOSE is to know God and experience freedom as a whole person 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 official emblem for United Methodist Women, the cross and flame, symbolizes our organization.  The cross and flame are ancient symbols of the church and appear on The United Methodist Church emblem.  Both symbols remind us of the opportunities and obligations of discipleship.

Paul’s words to Timothy have fresh and contemporary meaning: “I now remind you to stir into flame the gift of God which is within you.”  (II Timothy 1:6).  As United Methodist Women, we share our gift with others through mission.

As parts of our emblem, the cross and flame remind us of our PURPOSE of growing in our understanding of and willingness to participate in the global ministries of the church.  They remind us of our heritage of women who pioneered in service for the church at home and in other countries.

The overall shape of the emblem is also symbolic.  Fluid and free flowing, the shape suggests change and mobility.  The women who came before us were at the forefront of movements for change.  Always aware of the times, we move with ever-changing circumstances rather than feeling overwhelmed by them.

As we have moved into another century, we remember that we are a group of Christian women with many gifts who are unified by one Spirit.  We will participate in God’s mission in all areas of life.

United Methodist Women Meetings

UMW is invinting all women of the church to attend a UMW meeting.  Come and get to know the other ladies of the church and make lasting friendships.  We currently have two circles, Sunshine Circle and Cornerstone Circle.  Sunshine Circle meets the second Sunday of the month and Cornerstone Circle meets the first Thursday of the month.  We are sisters in Christ and are involved in Missions.