FAITH * HOPE * LOVE IN ACTION
The UMW of Monroe United Methodist Church meets regularly for fellowship, education, worship and mission projects.
The UMW has been meeting for almost 100 years, and is looking forward to a new century of service and outreach.
Some of their current projects include
- Providing blankets and other supplies for newborns in Alaska
- Christmas bags for children at risk
- Easter bags for children at risk
- Mother’s day bags for Mothers
- Collecting new/gently used clothes to fill emergency bags for DSHS
We work with the Family to Family program at our local Department of Social Health Secrecies
You can contact use by calling the Church at 360-794-8863 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
To get more information about the national UMW http://new.gbgm-umw.org/umw/
What IS “United Methodist Women”
The Purpose of United Methodist Women
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.
What does that mean?
Members of Monroe United Methodist Women (UMW) stand with nearly 1 million other women in the global community who are committed to the same purpose as the one printed above and have a passion to change the world around them. Units of United Methodist Women are active in their communities and around the world.
Here in Monroe, United Methodist Women supports women and children served by the Monroe office of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) by supplying 50 Christmas and 50 Easter gift bags filled with age appropriate school supplies, treats and hygiene supplies. Another 50 gift bags go to Moms for Mother’s Day with lotions, soaps, teas, coffees, hygiene supplies, cookies, and snacks. Just recently, several women have gotten excited about a new mission; providing emergency clothing supplies to DSHS for children in foster care.
For several years Monroe members and the congregation have collected clothing and supplies for newborns and sent them to the Nome Community Center in Nome, Alaska. Where every baby born in Nome receives a set of new baby clothes. Our annual pledge, $1800 for 2011, is paid directly to Women’s Division, which develops and supports international ministries for women, children and youth from the Atlantic Street Center here in Seattle, WA, to the Center for Research & Rehabilitation of Infants & Females based in Madural, India. We are able to reach out and help projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.
In short, United Methodist Women provides opportunities for you to engage in mission, study, personal growth, and social action locally and around the world. We get together to support each other as we walk in our Christian life; we are here for each other because we believe in Faith, Hope, Love in Action and that: Any woman can step up–and ask to be counted–
I belong to United Methodist Women because I believe….
“together we can achieve more and spread Gods love to others by how we live” Elizabeth Coonan
“United Methodist Women does good things through mission” Margo Smith
“educating and empowering women can change the world” Rita D. Stuff
How Can I Join?
It’s easy. Call the church office at 360.794.8863 or email email@example.com.
If you would like to receive our newsletter please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monreo United Methodist Women’s 2012 Calendar
|S Start collecting for Nome Alaska Layette ministry||M||T||W||T||F||S|
|22||23||24||25||26||27 Pot-luck dinner gathering 6PM||28|
|29 Last day of collecting for Nome Alaska Layette Ministry||30||31|
|19||20||21||22||23||24||25 Coffee chat 10AM Paesanos|
|18||19||20||21||22||23 Pot-luck dinner Gathering 6PM||24|
|25||26||27 Fill DSHS Gift bags for Easter 10AM||28||29||30||31|
|22||23||24||25||26||27||28 Coffee Chat 10AM Paesanos|
|1 Fill DSHS Gift bags for Mothers day 10AM||2||3||4||5|
|20||21||22||23||24||25Pot luck dinner Gathering 6PM||26|
|17||18||19||20||21||22||23Coffee Chat 10AM Paesanos|
|22||23||24||25||26||27Pot luck dinner Gathering 6PM||28|
|19||20||21||22||23||24||25Coffee Chat 10AM Paesanos|
|23||24||25||26||27||28Pot luck dinner Gathering 6PM||29|
|21||22||23||24||25||26||27Coffee Chat 10AM Paesanos|
|4||5||6||7||8||9 Bazaar set up 9 AM to noon||10 Bazaar starts at 9 AM to 2 PM|
|9||10||11Fill DSHS Gift bags for Christmas day 10AM||2||13||14||15|
|16||17||18||19||20||21||22 Christmas Brunch 10 AM|