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.
During the month of July, Joyce, Minnie and Nancy helped with Vacation Bible School Registration. An updated list of members was mailed, themes were suggested for the Bake Sale at the Arts and Crafts Show, and Joyce attended Mission u in San Antonio. The theme was “Learning Together for the Transformation of the World”. Adults studied Women United for Change: 150 Years of Women in Mission, Practicing Resurrection: The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship, and What About Our Money? A Faith Response. Children studied Marked: A Mission Journey With Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, and Youth studied Who Do You Say That I Am? Meeting Jesus Through the Eyes of Mark. 150 people participated in singing, discussion, reading, listening and visiting for three days at the Drury Plaza Hotel.
After taking the summer off, United Methodist Women will meet September 3rd at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor. Bring your Bibles and come join us as Beryl Bierman begins a study on the book of Ephesians. Sue Gibbs will be leading the business meeting about fall activities: a second session in September on Ephesians, a Memorial donation to Christ’s Kitchen, the Crossroads District Meeting, the Rio Texas Annual Meeting, our meeting in October, a birthday celebration for Toni, the Bake Sale at the Arts and Crafts Show, the Advent Luncheon.