Welcome to the United Methodist Women of UPUMC
UMW of UPUMC
The women of University Park United Methodist Church unite with nearly two million throughout the world to:
- Know God and experience freedom as whole persons, through Jesus Christ
- Develop a creative, supportive fellowship
- Expand mission through participation in the global ministries of the church
Elected and appointed leaders meet monthly to discuss, disseminate information, plan programming, gather information, make decisions and affirm each other in our UMW roles.
HOW DO WE FUND OUR OUTREACH EFFORTS?
Members pledge to our operating budget, and fundraising activities also generate money to support our missions. The budget is presented to the membership for approval. Two other events are held annually: a Service of Prayer & Self-Denial in the spring and the World Thank Offering in the fall with all proceeds going to Global Ministries.
As United Methodist Women, we assume many roles but we share a common worldwide commitment to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ as we seek to bring our faith to life in our service to others.
umw CIRCLEs - May Meetings
Circles meet monthly and study leaders present topics on Bible study, spiritual growth and mission. Circles are assigned to regularly contact home-bound members as well as to support a local mission concern in our case, Bethlehem Center, C.C. Young Home, Methodist Medical Center and Wesley-Rankin Community Center. Each circle decides what this involvement will entail.
Deborah Circle (1)
A traditional circle with morning monthly meetings and guest speakers
Mary Martha Circle (2)
This circle takes on a different volunteer project each month; no regularly scheduled meetings.
Wesley Women (3)
This circle meets in the evening in members homes and invites speakers.
Lydia Circle (4)
A Bible study oriented circle for working women with evening monthly meetings.