United Methodist Women

United Methodist WomenUnited Methodist Women (UMW) is a supportive, inclusive Christian membership organization. We are a sister-hood where women grow spiritually, develop as leaders and serve and work to create a world in which all women, children and youth thrive. United Methodist Women is celebrated as the women’s ministry of The United Methodist Church.

UMW Purpose Statement: “We are 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.”

United Methodist Women EVENTS! 

UMW Potluck Christmas Party – December 14th (Thursday)
at Jane Murphy’s house!

LOTS of fun, the most OUTRAGIOUS Christmas Hat Award, and a Gift Exchange (Rules: gift can be funny OR serious, $15 limit, wrapped). 

Oceanview UMW Meeting – Feb 2017

All women are welcome to attend our fun and informative meetings. Each meeting we have a focus: an on-point topic relating to missions, local needs, social justice, environmental awareness or similar. We also like to have a Hands-On Project, something related to our focus that engages our hands. That way we can talk but at the same time DO something creative, helpful, and engaging. 

We gather on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. Where we meet may change, so contact Dottie Weiner for more information. We would love to have you join us! Meanwhile, check out some of the great UMW programs below.

NightCrafter’s Circle Meeting – Meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Except November. 

NEXT MEETING: November 30th, 7:00 pm at Jackie Koehmstedt’s house. 

Where: We are blessed to have individual hosts/hostesses – So call the church office during normal hours for directions to which home. “Car pooling” is suggested.

Current Projects: Prayer Shawls and Homeless Matts. Learn how to make crocheted plastic mats for the homeless and flood victims. If working with yarn is more your style, learn how to make crocheted prayer shawls.  

Plastic Mats Basic Items: Clean grocery bags/walmart/walgreens/home depot etc.; 16 cm crochet needle; scissors or rotary cutter with cutting mat. Jackie says: “I have enough bags to at least get some people started with the mats.  I have also figured out how to begin the mats and should have one almost done by the time of this first meeting.”

Prayer Shawls: Bring yarn and knitting needles or crochet hooks of your choice. Prayer shawl patterns will be available for you at the meeting. Learn to knit or crochet basic stitches, check gauge and pattern reading. Begin making your prayer shawl! 

For a more detailed listing of our events and meetings at Oceanview, click UMW Meeting List.

If you are looking for Christian women’s fellowship, a sister-hood, that has fun and makes a difference in the community; then come join the UMW. Contact us at: umw@oceanviewumc.com.

2017 UMW Officers at Oceanview United Methodist Church

President: Dottie Weiner
Vice-President: Sherry Green
Treasurer: Lisa Leard
Secretary: Kim Wendt
Spiritual Growth Coordinator: Jane Murphy
Secretary of Program Resources: Ethel Logan

Who can join United Methodist Women?

Any woman who commits herself to the PURPOSE of United Methodist Women and to engage in mission, study, personal growth and social action can join. Therefore, you don’t have to be United Methodist or meet an age requirement to be a member. It’s easy, just email us at umw@oceanviewumc.com.

The UMW Reading Program Leads to Action

For 140 years, United Methodist Women 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 purpose of the program is to encourage United Methodist Women members to:

  • Expand understanding of and participation in God’s mission.
  • Increase sensitivity to all human beings—their needs, interests and concerns.
  • Encourage critical thinking about issues facing humanity today.
  • Grow in understanding of Scripture as it relates to Christian faith in contemporary life.
  • Enhance self-knowledge and act from that knowledge.
  • Strengthen involvement in local and global Christian mission.

READING PROGRAM!!! See Ethel Logan to sign out a book and begin Reading for Mission. For every mission book a UMW member reads – we get special recognition towards our goal. 

Our UMW branch has made a commitment this year to learn more about several mission initiatives, especially those currently effecting Florida. One way we learn, is by participating in the National UMW Reading Program. Check it out at http://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/readingprogram, if you would like to learn more about social justice, missions and leadership development. Better yet, come to our monthly UMW Gatherings at Oceanview, usually held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. 

You can find out more about United Methodist Women by downloading this guide: where_to_find_us_umw. Or get more detailed UMW information on the national UMW Website:  http://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/

For more information on UMW at Oceanview, contact Dottie Weiner (561) 626-1045 or email: umw@oceanviewumc.com.

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