LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT.....
Our first quarter topic is Maternal and Child Health - a topic that touches all of our lives. We will look at the statistics for the United States and the world. You may be surprised by what you learn. If you were unable to come to our January gathering you might want to watch the video regarding a midwifery program in Zimbabwe. The link is https://www. unitedmethodistwomen.org/ maternal-child-health/media . We will close with the Call to Prayer and Self-Denial Offering lead by Barb Elges. The funds collected will support programs focused around maternal and child health.
We want to send February birthday wishes to the following members of our fellowship. We pray that the coming year will be full of joy and fulfilling activities!
We hope to see you all at the
meeting February 2nd!!
Laura Lunsford, President
Christmas Party 2017
Throughout the year the UMW does much to enhance the spiritual lives of our church and our community.
The UMW Reading Program offers members and others an additional means of spiritual growth and education. The program provides a reading list and makes books available with four plans suited to anyone's lifestyle or reading commitment. Readers can expand their understanding of and participation in God's mission, while increasing sensitivity to all human beings. The reading list offers selections that encourage critical thinking about issues facing humanity today.
During their monthly meetings and regional gatherings, UMW provides educational opportunities for their member ship and any visitors who want to attend. Some members attend the School of Christian Missions each year, and they often host an educational event at CUMC.
In the Lenten season the group prepares Easter Baskets for the people in our community that are home bound. Also during the spring months, the membership provides brunch in honor of the fathers in our church.
United Methodist Women
The role of women in the church has grown and evolved since the Community United Methodist Church was established in the late 1890s. Originally known as the Ladies Aid Society, it later became the Women's Society of Christian Service and has been United Methodist Women (UMW) since 1972.
Purpose of United Methodist Women: 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 supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Each year the UMW plays a greater role in the service of our church, especially through their work in missions. Partnering closely with the Missions committee, they support our local, regional, national and international mission involvement.
Through special fundraising events the group subsidizes a variety of outreach activities.