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.
Program at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor.
Even though we did not have a meeting in June, it was a busy month. We bought hygiene items for Good Neighbor Settlement House in Brownsville and Holding Institute in Laredo to use for the influx of migrants they are helping. We asked the congregation to help, and were overwhelmed by the response. Joyce took the items took the bags of items to the Rio Texas Annual Conference in Corpus on June 7th where they were put with the many others that were brought.
She attended the UMW Luncheon where we celebrated 150 years of Mission. Christi Campos, Executive Director for Donor Relations from the United Methodist Women National Office spoke about our heritage and the future. Christi asked how United Methodist Women had impacted our lives. Our foremothers started doing mission work and we still support it today. Jesus calls us to meet people wherever they are, they don’t have to come to us. United Methodist Women equips us to work with women, children and youth. We tackle social ills all over the world. We gave out grants and scholarships last year in excess of five million dollars. Since the organization began in 1869, the question was asked “what can $18.69 do?” No matter what happens in –with- the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women will always be committed to mission. We have raised 24% of our Legacy Fund to secure United Methodist Women for the future while developing new programs that fulfill and advance our work of putting faith, hope and love into action for the next 150 years. We will never turn from a challenge but proceed with courage.