United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women's Purpose
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. .
Co-Presidents: Edie Hodges & Bev Sloppy
Co-President's Bible Verse for 2015
In 1859, The Ladies Aid Society (LAS) was formed to assist in raising funds for a church building. In 1972, Women's Society of Christian Service (WSCS) was chartered as United Methodist Women (UMW).
Important events of the UMW are the Salad Luncheon and the Soup Supper / Cookie Walk. Circles are also responsible for funeral luncheons, altar flower deliveries to homebound members, bulletin board displays and sponsoring missionaries. The circles' unit meeting is the first Thursday of each month. The meeting schedule for each circle is listed below. There are a variety of interesting programs at the meetings.
UMW Reading Program runs from July 1 to June 30. A list of approved books is found in the UMW library or from Mary Long. Different plans to choose from are Plan 1 requiring 4 books, Plan 2 with 10 books, Plan 3 with 15 books or Plan 4 with 20 books. Your report of titles is due by June 23. Our purpose is to help enhance, expand and increase your knowledge. A reading program is one of the districts requirements for a strong organization.
For more information about United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church please visit the contact us page.
Events and Fundraisers for 2015 Salad Luncheon, Thursday, April 23 (11:00 - 1:00 pm)
Mission U, July 19 - 22 at IVCE, Marshalltown
Mission U, October 16 – 18 at IVCE, Marshalltown
Soup Supper / Cookie Walk, Saturday, November 21 (4:30 – 7:00 pm)
Religious Occasional Cards Boxes of 12 cards are for sale for $6.00. Offered occasionally throughout the year or they are available in the church office.
Small Groups Section
UMW Circles (All Methodist women are welcome to join a circle for fellowship)
Charity: 4th Monday 7:00 pm at members’ homes
Naomi: 3rd Thursday, 1:30 am in Fellowship Hall