The United Methodist Women's Organization

Women's Division and United Methodist Women Web Site

"Leading the Way in God's Mission"

Monthly Meetings

All women are welcome to attend our monthly meetings.
Please come and enjoy the Christian Fellowship our group offers to all.

August 5 and 6th - The UMW Central Texas Conference is holding their annual MISSION “u” (formerly named the Christian School of Missions). Classes will be held both daytime and evening at First United Methodist Church-Temple. Scholarships are available to offset the cost for first time attendees. Contact Pam Kell at for an application. Watch for “Mission u” registration forms on the UMW bulletin board on the wall outside of the Fellowship Hall. It is recommended that you read the study books on the following courses prior to taking the class. The following courses will be available:

Spiritual Growth: How is it With Your Soul? This resource brings into balance the inner and outer dimensions of the Christian life. Organized around four verbs: pray, learn, mentor, and transform, the book will challenge you to become a more vibrant disciple of Christ.

Geographic: The Roma of Europe. This book will introduce you to the Roma, with an emphasis on Eastern Europe. You will discover their history up to and including the twentieth century. You can look into the ways they are treated in contemporary European culture. You will also be able to learn about their lifestyle and spirituality, and investigate ways the church and other organizations are working alongside the Roma.

Social Issue: The Church and People with Disabilities. Unlike other categories of human experience, disability crosses all lines of gender, orientation, ethnicity, socioeconomic position, age, and culture. People with typical bodies can be thought of as temporarily able-bodied because disabilities can happen at any time to anyone. The intent of these mission studies is to promote awareness, inclusion, accessibility and advocacy for people with disabilities — including youth and children.

To obtain a printable registration form online, copy and paste:

http://fumcbelton.org/umwform.htm

in the web site address box above. Use your BACK button to return to this web page.

No General Meeting in August.

September 16th - 9:00 a.m. - UMW Executive meeting in the Fellowship Hall.

September 16th - 10:00 a.m. - UMW General Meeting in the Fellowship Hall.

September 21st - UMW Sunday

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.

A member of United Methodist Women is one who commits herself to our purpose and chooses to participate in meetings, prayer, giving, study, action and/or service. The organization celebrates an inclusive membership and welcomes all women who want to be members.

Education is central to expanding our concepts of mission. Through a wide variety of events and resources on Conference, District and Local levels United Methodist Women can grow in their relationship to God through Jesus Christ.

United Methodist Women Philanthropies

Please continue to save your aluminum can-tabs. They go to The Ronald McDonald House.

UMW continues to collect education labels and box top labels to support schools and child education. There are many participating manufacturers we might not usually think of such as Hanes, Avery, Hefty, Progresso, Green Giant and Brita. So hunt down and clip labels to fund education. Deposit your collection in the marked envelope on the bulletin board outside the Fellowship Hall.

UMW is grateful for all that you give.

Faith - Hope - Love - In Action

2014 OFFICERS

Marilyn Allison
(Earl)

President

Pam Kell

Vice President

Carolyn Webster

Secretary

Gloria Mauldin

Treasurer

Nancy Garner

Chairperson of
Nominations
Committee

Vernice Black

Secretary of
Program
Resources

Mildred Lamb
(Jack)

Membership
Nurture and
Outreach

Eileen Johnson

Spiritual Growth

Melanie Coon

Communications

Pat Moore

Education and
Interpretation

Pam Kell

Social Action

MISSION STUDY THEMES 2014

SPIRITUAL GROWTH - The Call: Living Sacramentally, Walking Justly.
(Revisiting the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion)

GEOGRAPHIC - Roma of Europe

SOCIAL ISSUE - Poverty

Conference Mission Project for 2014

Providing items for the national mission institution located within our Central Texas UMW Conference.

UNITED COMMUNITY CENTER in Fort Worth, TX South District: Disposable Diapers - all sizes, baby food and clothes, and other baby items, socks and underwear for children and youth / boys and girls (very much needed items).

Collect and Prepare UMCOR kits

LOCAL MISSION PROJECTS

Contribute to the Christian Women of the Temple Area’s local charities.

LOCAL MEETING TIMES

U. M. W. General Meeting
During the year 2014, The General UMW meetings will be held the third Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am - 12:00 noon in the Fellowship Hall. This change was made to accommodate mothers with school age children.

THE UMW READING PROGRAM

The UMW Executive committee has selected books from the 2014 reading program list and they are now in the UMW book case in the church library. If you have any questions about participation in the reading program, please call the church office. These books are available for all women in the church. Contact Vernice Black if you have questions.

A UNITED METHODIST MISSION PROJECT

“BURNING OF THE CANDLE-2014”

The “Burning of the Candle” is a United Methodist Women’s project to collect funds for their global mission work with women and children. Money in any amount is given in honor of someone, a relative, friend, minister, unit, officers, etc. or in memory of a deceased relative or friend.

The cost for one minute is $29.70 but any amount will be appreciated. You may divide the minute among several recipients. Please consider this “second mile” of giving for our Methodist world wide missions. Please ask Gloria Mauldin or Marilyn Allison for a contribution form.