United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women - Christ UMC

The purpose of United Methodist Women (UMW) is to “know God” and to “develop a creative, supportive fellowship.” The missions of UMW focus on needs of women and children.  See the UMW bulletin board outside the gym for details of our current mission project.

The UMW of Christ Methodist is made up of over 90 women of various ages that have many different interests. UMW women are usually known as the “kitchen ladies,” as they are usually found in the kitchen when a church activity involves food. Yes, they can cook! BUT they also meet monthly in a circle (a small group) and then gather together once a month for an informative program and sometimes lunch or brunch. These monthly meetings, referred to as General meetings, occur from September - June.

For 140 years, members of United Methodist Women and predecessor organizations have been involved in mission that includes prayer, study and action. The Reading Program is a study opportunity, but it should also lead to action.The UMW Reading Program encourages members to think critically about current issues through an annual selection of member-reviewed books. It offers an excellent opportunity to deepen your spirituality and to broaden your understanding of our mission work.  At CUMC, we have a library of books selected from the Reading Program book list.  The library is housed on the north wall of the parlor, and books are available for checkout. There are different levels of the Reading Program that ladies can achieve by meeting certain criteria.

Any woman can be a member of UMW. There are no dues and no attendance requirements. We invite all women of CUMC to check out UMW and find out which circle might fit your needs. Come join the fun!

For any questions not answered, please contact Joyce DeGraaf, UMW President, joyadegraaf@gmail.com

Ruth Circle 2014. Dorothy Pearce, UMW Special Recognition Recipient         2013 UMW Silver Tea

                 Ruth Circle 2014                        Dorothy Pearce, 2013 Special                2013 UMW Christmas Silver Tea

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