United Methodist Women

Contact:  umw@dayspring-umc.org

Monthly Meeting – Dayspring United Methodist Women will meet April 25, at 7 PM in the Adult Room. Max McQueen, Executive Director of Lura Turner Homes and former writer for the Mesa Tribune will be the speaker. Lura Turner Homes provide adults with disabilities a safe, enriching, loving family environment with the purpose of ensuring their health, happiness, security, and the fulfillment of their highest potential. Mr. McQueen will explain how Lura Ann Turner saw a need to provide a “home” for persons who had developmental disabilities and the United Methodist connection.

Connie Reading Circle – This group reviews and discusses books on the United Methodist Women’s Reading Program List. Pat Brandt will review First White Frost: Native Americans and United Methodism at the April 11 meeting, at 9:30am in Room 112.

Greeting Card Circle – This group makes beautiful handmade cards as well as recycled cards. All sales go to benefit United Methodist Women missions. The next meeting will be April 4 at 9:30 in Room 112.

Mary Martha Circle – This group meets in a member’s home to share and learn about social action issues, interesting books, and other topics of interest. Devotions are presented at each meeting.  The group strengthens their fellowship by sharing joys and concerns over delicious treats. The April 11 meeting will be held at the home of Jane Baker.  Jane will also present the program. Her topic will be “Dark Times in our lives, how we deal (dealt) with them and how faith has helped us through them.” Members will be asked to choose a favorite psalm that speaks to their circumstances.

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:

UMW ButtonThe 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!
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.