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.
We began our meeting by surprising Pastor Wade and Cindy with a baby blanket to use when their new granddaughter Leah comes to visit. Then Sue Gibbs led us in a program about being thankful. We turned in our World Thank Offerings and made pledges for 2020. Some of the ways we can contribute to the World Thank Offering are putting in a coin for: every time you watch a tv show; every phone connection you have; every pill you take; each visit with a friend this week; every time you smell a flower. We could put in 10 cents for each time we go to church, $1.00 for each random act of kindness we perform each month, 50 cents if you have visited the dentist this year for a healthy smile.
During the business meeting, possible 2020 changes were discussed for our Bake Sale booth at the Arts and Crafts Show. Some of our profits were disbursed as follows: Honorariums were given to the FUMC Library for Joye Tripson and to the Juna Amagara Ministries in Uganda for Rebecca Thornbury for their help with Toni Hyman’s100th Birthday Party; to MDS for Kay Lynne Sanders for her help with the Bake Sale; to the Shields’ School Christmas Gifts for Heather Linville and her work with the school; FUMC Christmas Boxes.
Our December meeting will be an Advent Luncheon catered by Bill Buckert on December 3rd at 11:30 in Wesley Hall. Some special guests will be the church staff, Special Mission Recognition Pin recipients, and Associate Members of UMW. Small pot plants will be bought for our Christian Partners.