United Methodist Women

Contact:  umw@dayspring-umc.org

United Methodist Women are a community of women with many gifts. They are in mission, leadership rolls and work for justice. Their 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. Join them as they celebrate 150 years of being organized. They have come a long way – from sending two missionaries to India in 1869 to learning about and working towards climate justice, which is one of their current mission focuses. All women are welcome to attend any or all the meetings. Being a member of Dayspring UMC or even a Methodist is not necessary.

Monthly Meeting – Dayspring United Methodist Women will take a field trip to the Nina Mason Pullim Rio Salado Audubon Center as their February 21st meeting. The center, located at 3131 S. Central Avenue in Phoenix, offers a free monthly (third Thursday) educational happy hour featuring entertaining presentations about birds, wildlife and conservation. Doors open at 5:30, and the presentation begins at 6:30. Light snacks are provided. Beverages are available for purchase with the proceeds benefiting Audubon Arizona. Admission is free. The topic for the evening is “River of Raptors–
Millions Migrating to Veracruz”, presented by Eduardo Martinez Leyva of Pronatura Noroeste. Those wishing to carpool, please RSVP to Suzan by 9:00pm on Tuesday, February 19. Cars will leave the church at 4:45pm and will return around 8:00pm.

Connie Reading Circle – This group reviews and discusses books on the United Methodist Women’s Reading Program List. Bonny Sloane will review the book We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wage at the February 14 meeting at 9:30am in Room 112. For more information, email Blanche.

Greeting Card Circle – This group makes beautiful handmade cards as well as recycled cards. All sales go to benefit United Methodist Women missions. Contact Sally if you’d like to buy cards or for more information about the circle. The next meeting will be on February 7 at 9:30am in Room 112.

Mary Martha Circle – This group meets in member’s home to share and inform themselves about social action issues, interesting books, and other topics of interest, in addition to having devotions each meeting. They strengthen their fellowship by sharing what is happening in their lives over delicious treats. Beth Cadman will present the next program on February 14 at 7:00pm, at the home of Marilyn Miller.

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

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.