United Methodist Women
Statement of Purpose
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.
Invitation To Membership
General meetings are held bi-monthly on the 4th Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in January, March and November and at 6:00 p.m. in May, July and September. Smaller groups or "circles" meet the 2nd Tuesdays or Wednesdays of each month; circles meet in morning, afternoon and evening settings to accommodate the schedules of women at home and in the workplace.
UMW members enjoy Christian fellowship, friendship and support while studying God's Word. Each circle is a unique group of women with similar interests who share the goal of being in service to Jesus Christ through ministry to others.
A sample of th projects and programs that our UMW unit supports is: (Local) Colbert Caring Center, Safeplace, Restoration Ranch, UNA Wesley Foundation, and visits to our church members who are now unable to attend services; (Global) support funds to Andre Louis' feeding program, funds to Women's Division General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, and "hands-on" projects such as preparing health kits and school bags for Sager Brown Depot (UMCOR).
If you are a new church member, first, we would like to say how happy we are that you have joined our church. We know it will prove to be a blessing to you and your family. Now, let us extend a personal invitation to become a part of our organization of United Methodist Women. This invitation is also sincerely extended to those of you who are not new church members, but have been unable to be a part of the UMW.
United Methodist Men
The ministry of men in the local church is defined as a core group of men, partnering with their pastor, to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men of the church.
Our mission is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others.
Our goal is to empower the ministry of Jesus Christ through men within the congregation of the UMC.
Why is men's ministry important?
Men lead others best by modeling Jesus Christ in thoughts, words and deeds.
Spiritual maturity is signified in spiritual reproduction, as the faith of mature disciples passes on in others.
Men growing in Christ become effective spiritual leader in their homes and congregations, working as partners with their spouses and congregational leaders - both lay an clergy.
Spiritually grown men help congregations to become vital and alive.
Everything desired from and through men comes a result of men growing spiritually and maturing as disciples: family blessings, stewardship, service, outreach, prayer, spiritual leadership, lifestyle evangelism, and faithful obedience. Men are foundational to the life and health of the church.
When a man lives daily in surrendered faith, God is honored and many lives are blessed. Transformed hearts are forged only within Christ-centered lives - nothing less is our acceptable offering; nothing less truly reveals Christ.
A group of men meet the first Sunday of each month at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for a hearty breakfast, fellowship and devotional. Each year United Methodist Men sponsor a Christmas Dinner along with the Shepherd's Table where families receive food vouchers, children are given gifts and have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa Claus.