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 emblem for UMW is the the same as that used by Women's societies and Wesleyan Service guilds during the past quadrennium. It affirms our continuity as women organized for mission, even as its symbolism affirms our newness and renewal.
The emblem combines ancient symbols of the church dating back to the days of Christ and Pentecost. The cross and a flame symbolizing the Holy Spirit evoke images of sacrifice, witness, and service.
"I now remind you to stir into flame the gift of God which is within you..." -II Timothy 1: 16
1st Tuesday of every month except June, July & August.
Coffee at 9:00a.m.
Program at 9:30a.m.
in the Parlor.
Mary Ruth Circle
January – May,
September – December
9:30 a.m. Parlor
For our September 5th General Meeting, we went to Bluebonnet Youth Ranch and Bluebonnet Treasures, their resale store, in Yoakum. Kim Reeves, the Ranch Administrator, met us at the Ranch, told us about their operation, and showed us the buildings. The Ranch has an office building, a gym, a transitional apartment building, and three cottages where in each a maximum of 10 children ranging in age from infant to teenager can live. We toured the cottage where Chad and Melissa Basquez are house parents. Each cottage has a boys’ wing, a girls’ wing and a houseparents’ wing; a living room, dining room, and kitchen; pantry and utility room. Each child is responsible for keeping his or her room straight and has daily chores. The children attend school in Yoakum. After a lunch of lasagna, salad and bread pudding prepared by house parents Melissa, Deanna, and Megan, we returned to Victoria. It was an interesting and enjoyable day, and we got to see where some of our money goes.
The Crossroads District UMW Meeting will be held at FUMC Cuero on
Saturday, September 16th. Mary Ruth Circle will meet Tuesday
September 19th in the Parlor.
Chocolate Temptations will be the theme for the Bake Sale at the Arts and Crafts Show. Recipes are being selected to be featured in the Advocate article and picture. Minnie Ball is in charge of getting workers.