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.
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.
Throughout the year the UMW does much to enhance the spiritual lives of our church and our community.
Christmas Party 2017
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.
Saturday June 15 - Tentative lunch fundraiser in conjunction with the Thrift Shop. We will discuss this possible project on May 10. More information to come ....
Sunday June 16 - Father's Day Brunch between the church services. If you will be in town and available to help please let me know.
Saturday June 22 - Host refreshments at Kathy Ruth's auction. Kathy has asked if we can provide coffee and donuts in the morning and lunch during her auction. She is expecting a large turn out to see and bid on Don's extensive tool and automobile equipment and memorabilia. This will both support our dear friend Kathy and serve as a mission fundraiser. We will discuss the schedule, menu and volunteer positions further at our May meeting.
Thursday June 27 - Hosting Loaves and Fishes in conjunction with Vets for Vets
Saturday July 27 - Next Steps Program and summer picnic hosted by Sarah Riehm. The Next Steps program will run from 10 until 2 and includes a celebration of our 150th UMW Anniversary, an overview of UMWs goals and purpose as well as information on several of the International and National mission programs we support. We will be inviting our UMW sisters in Durango, Cortez, Dove Creek and Mancos to join us. This is our opportunity to extend our hospitality to the women of southwest Colorado!
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.