United Methodist Women

Contact:  umw@dayspring-umc.org

United Methodist Women will continue to be…

“As The United Methodist Church examines next steps, United Methodist Women will continue to be a place where the needs of women and children are front and center.”

“In the midst of this , United Methodist Women seeks to be a place where all women are welcome, inclusive of sexual orientation, where we can work together on shared commitments to spiritual growth, mission with women, children and youth, and empowerment of women in the United States and around the world. Our church context may change, but our calling continues. Just as we did across the barrier of a race-based Central Jurisdiction, women organized for mission will continue to work together alongside those who society treats as “the least of these.”

-Harriett Jane Olson, General Secretary, United Methodist Women National

February Meetings:

The Mary Martha Circle will meet Monday, February 10 at 7:00 PM at Dianne R’s home. Denise R will give the program. Jane B will give the devotions.

The Connie Reading Circle will meet, Thursday, February 13 in Room 112 at 9:30 AM. Marilyn K will review the book The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward. The story follows a young Honduran girl as she travels alone through Mexico to find her mother in Texas.

Greeting Cards for sale. New greeting cards were donated to United Methodist Women. They will be recycled for sale to raise money for missions. Email us if you are interested in purchasing cards.

The next monthly meeting & program will be March 19 presented by Dayspring member Barbara Maier regarding mission work in Haiti.

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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 one 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.