United Methodist Women

Contact:  umw@dayspring-umc.org

Welcome Winter Visitor!   You are invited and encouraged to attend Dayspring United Methodist Women’s general/unit and circle meetings while you are in the valley.  We’d love to have you!! 

Our next general/unit meeting will be October 24 at 7pm in the Palo Verde room formerly called the Adult Room.   In addition to the World Thank Offering program we will be collecting bagged candy (non-chocolate) for the children’s Octoberfest party at Golden Gate Community Center.  Golden Gate is part of Wesley Community Center which is the only United Methodist National Institution in our Desert Southwest Conference.

The Connie Reading Circle will meet at 9:30am on Thursday, October 10, in room 112.  Welcome to the first meeting of the fall.  Bonny Sloane will review the book “A Girl Called Problem”.

The Mary Martha Circle meets on October 3 at 7:00pm, email Suzan Bawolek for more information.

The Card Circle will no longer be meeting.  Therefore, used greeting cards are no longer being accepted.  Thank you for those which have been donated in the past.

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2019, our 150th anniversary, has been a year that’s cried aloud: “Women still need to organize for mission!”

If the past 150 years have taught us anything, it’s that women ORGANIZED for mission are essential for the Church to BE the Church.   2019 has made it abundantly clear that God is still looking for women committed to turning their faith, hope, and love into action on behalf of women, children, youth, and neighbors on hard times and pushed aside.  God is calling women to organize for mission for such a time as this.

United Methodist Women is here for the long haul, regardless of what decisions are made in the wider church.

United Methodist Women continue to celebrate 150 years of mission work.

Dayspring United Methodist Women welcomes all women 14 – 114 that have a passion for helping women, children and youth.  For more info on United Methodist Women, please email us with any questions.

United Methodist Women CEO Harriett Jane Olson, issued the following statement:
“The Traditional Plan adopted by General Conference invites clergy, bishops and congregations who do not support the church’s stand regarding LGBTQIA persons to leave the denomination and form another expression of Methodism. However, while our membership has many opinions about the matters considered at General Conference, United Methodist Women stands together, committed to serving women, children and youth. Part of the United Methodist Women Purpose is to be a creative supportive
fellowship, and that’s what we intend to do.

“For United Methodist Women, commitment to the Purpose and prayer are the only litmus tests for determining who can belong, who can serve and who can devote themselves to mission. Our differences make us stronger. We continue to be open to any woman who chooses to commit to our Purpose and mission.

“The Special General Conference was difficult for all—even the Traditional Plan adopted may not be enforceable—but LGBTQIA sisters and brothers bear the brunt of the pain. United Methodist Women will continue to pray for our beloved church and stand in solidarity with all those who are in pain.

“United Methodist Women will continue our focus on mission, living out our Christian discipleship together, and addressing the needs
of women, children and youth.”

About United Methodist Women:

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The Dayspring United Methodist Women’s chapter is a welcoming organization available to women from ages 14 to forever!  Membership in the church is not required, just a spirit to learn about the world, mission and share the love of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
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.

How We Fulfill the Purpose
∙ Centered in relationship with God through Jesus Christ
∙ Focused on ministries with women, children, and youth
∙ Involved in mission locally and globally
∙ Committed to inclusiveness
∙ Pledged to provide financial support for mission(s), including Wesley Community Center and United Methodist Outreach Ministries
∙ Developing the use of skills for service, leadership development and personal growth
∙ Encouraged to work with other organizations on issues of mutual concern

United Methodist Women is a group organized for mission. Because we are a connectional church, local units of United Methodist Women relate directly to the district and conference United Methodist Women and to the Women’s Division of the General Board of Global Ministries. We have over 1 million in membership!

Who are members of United Methodist Women?
Anyone who can commit herself to our purpose and participate in meetings, prayer, giving, study, action and service. We welcome all women who want to be members.

Join Us!  (Note: circle and unit meetings will resume in the fall.)

1. United Methodist Women Dayspring Unit meets on the 3rd Thursday, 7-9PM in the Adult Room.

2. The Connie Reading Circle meets on the 2nd Thursday 9:30-11AM in members’ homes.

3. The Greeting Card Circle meets on the 1st Thursday 9:30-11:00AM in Room 112.

4. The Mary Martha Circle meets the 2nd Thursday 7:00-8:30PM in a member’s home.