United Methodist Women

Contact:  umw@dayspring-umc.org

Everyone (the whole church) is invited to join United Methodist Women in helping at Feed My Starving Children on Thursday, June 20th.

Meet at church at 9 to carpool or meet everyone at FMSC, 1345 S. Alma School Rd, Mesa.  (across the street from Fiesta Mall) at 9:30 for two hours of helping.

Please send RSVP to Beth Cadman so that we can add your name to our group’s reservation.  Currently we have 11 positions open but can add more.  Email Beth to register.

Here’s the FAQ:  https://www.fmsc.org/about-us/faqs  There are jobs that require standing as well as sitting, so all are invited to join in the fun whether or not you are a member of United Methodist Women.   Children and youth included.

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

Except for the June field trip, Dayspring United Methodist Women take a break from meetings until fall.  However, the mission work and learning opportunities for United Methodist Women and others continue year around.

Mission u is a good example of this.  Open to all adults (including pastors, husbands, partners, friends, etc.)  For participants, Mission u is an opportunity to study current issues impacting society based on current mission study topics with particular attention to the responsibilities of women in fulfilling the mission work of the church. Participants grow in understanding the mission of the church in the current world context; conference events are open to members and non-members of United Methodist Women.

Studies this year are:

More information about Mission u can be found at: https://dscumc.org/mission-u/

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!  (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.