United Women in Faith

We invite you to be a member of United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church. Joining this group of committed women is a unique opportunity – no matter who you are or where you are in your life at this moment – to move in harmony with other women who have been responding to God’s work.

What is United Methodist Women?
UMW is the group of women in each congregation organized for mission. UMW has existed under many different names since 1869. Churches have merged, but all titles have reflected the church into mission partnership with God. Because the United Methodist Church is a connectional church, local units of UMW relate directly to district and conference organizations of UMW and the Women’s Program Division of the General Board of Global Ministries.

The Statement of 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 a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.”

Who are the United Methodist Women?
We are women like you . . . women of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds; employed, not employed; housewives; businesswomen; single, married, divorced, young, middle-aged, and older women.   We are women committed to mission.  The undesignated giving of the United Methodist Women touches the lives of many persons around the world. The total program of UMW is mission — including mission education, spiritual growth, outreach, and action.

Meeting information for United Methodist Women at First UMC
We meet quarterly as an entire unit and also in small monthly groups (“circles”) for study and fellowship (September through May). Visitors are always welcome!  See the latest Messenger for Circle and UMW group meetings.

If you would like more information about United Methodist Women, please contact our Church Administrator at 815-756-6301.