United Methodist Women
Who Are United Methodist Women?
The UMW is a methodist tradition. We welcome all women to participate in the programs of the Mary Martha or Friendship Circles. Both circles meet on the 2nd Monday of each month-Friendship at 7PM & Mary Martha at 1 PM . If you have questions about how to get involved with United Methodist Women, please contact Marilyn Kirking or Gwen Dunlap.
Purpose of United Methodist Women
The organized units of United Methodist Women are a worldwide 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 missions through participation in the Global Ministries of the Church.
West Side United Methodist Women
The purpose of the UMW is to “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 missions through participation in the Global Ministries of the Church.” That goal is accomplished here at West Side through the work of the individual circles and the unit as a group. There are opportunities for spiritual development and social awareness through programs presented at circle meetings and actual participation in projects like Habitat for Humanity and Interfaith Hospitality Network. Each year we begin in January by conducting a pledge service in our circles. Our Soup-er Bowl fundraiser takes place in conjunction with the Super Bowl football game. We participate in the World Day of Prayer in March. During the fall, we participate in additional fundraisers for missions including a Harvest Sale just prior to Thanksgiving. These events bless us two-fold. Not only do we have the opportunity to raise funds to support mission teams across the world and local groups like the Chelsea Retirement Community Benevolent Fund, the Baldwin Center, the Methodist Children’s home and West Side’s members on short term mission, but we are also able to have great fun doing it! Come join us…