About United Methodist Women (UMW)
United Methodist Women seek “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.” The UMW host a variety of service opportunities as well as small group "circles" and fellowship events. Contact Emily Ford or Josie Gobel to get involved.
All women are invited to become active members of the United Methodist Women. It is not necessary to be a member of the United Methodist Church in order to participate.
UMW was founded almost 150 years ago and as the largest women’s Christian group in the nation, continues to focus on ministries to and for women, children and youth beyond our walls, in our community and in the world at large. We have a rich heritage, but this is not the organization of our foremothers. We continue to be open to new ideas and receptive to new ways of being a part of our local faith community and our international organization.
The Reading Program
The Reading Program encourages members to think critically about current issues through an annual selection of member-reviewed books. It offers an excellent opportunity to deepen spirituality and to broaden understanding of our mission work.
Every year the United Methodist Women national organization recommends a diverse range of books to broaden exposure to a variety of concepts. They are organized into the following categories:
- Education for mission
- Nurturing for Community
- Social Action
- Spiritual Growth
- Leadership development
Many of these books can be found at the public library or on the special UMW Reading Program shelves in our church library.
Participants meet at 6pm at various restaurants the second Tuesdays of September, October, November, April, May and June. Usually a program is provided by one of the many agencies in the Madison area that provide services to our community. For details please contact: Diane Scorgie at 608-836-6705.