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Women's Ministry

Let all that you do be done in love. - 1 Corinthians 16:14

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women is a mission oriented community of nearly one million women whose purposes include:
  •  Spiritual growth through knowing God and Jesus Christ;
  •  Developing a creative supportive fellowship;
  •  Participation in the global ministries of the church; and
  •  Developing and using skills for service, leadership development, and personal growth.

  • Circles
    Circles

    Small groups within the local church's UMW group participate in and support the purposes of UMW. Monthly meetings include prayer and sharing time, plus a speaker, program by a member, or an activity.

    Guests and new members are always welcome.

    Agape

    3rd Tuesdays, August-May, 1-2:30 pm, First Center

    Agape Circle is a small, intimate group of long-time, dedicated members with an age range of 60's and above, but they are open to women of all ages. Contact: , 972.235.4056

    Grace

    3rd Wednesdays, September-June, 7-8:30 pm, Room 211

    Grace formed in March 2015. Programs are geared for women of all ages who are occupied during the daytime by work or home responsibilities. Contacts: , 972.342.7233, , 469-682-2829

    Hannah

    1st Tuesdays, September-July, 7-9 pm, Room 203

    The Hannah Circle is a group of approximately 25 vibrant, active women of all ages and stages of life. Our members provide a light supper during each meeting. Contacts: , 214.707.1585, , 214.801.3072

    Joanna

    4th Wednesdays, 10 am, Room 210

    Joanna formed in March 2015. It is an intimate group that welcomes women of all ages. Contacts: , 214.952.8163, , 972.414.1929 

    Koinonia

    3rd Mondays, September-July, 10:30-12:30, First Center

    Koinonia has 27 energetic, caring members, ages 60+.  This group enjoys lunch together after the meeting. Contacts: , 972.238.9781

    Morning Glory

    1st Mondays, September-June, 10-11:30 am, Room 203

    Morning Glory has about 30 members with ages ranging from mid 50s to 70s.  All ages are welcome and would fit in. Contacts: , 972.239.4263, , 972.644.5582

    Rejoice

    3rd Tuesdays, August-May, 9:30-11:30 am, Members' homes

    Rejoice has been in existence for many years.  Its 21 members have a wide age range and are a mix of long-time members and newer members. Contacts: , 972.690.1631, , 540.842.9882

    Ruth

    2nd Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm, Members' homes

    Ruth is an intimate group of 13, ranging in age from 50s-70s. Several are retired teachers. In June, July, and August they meet for casual get-togethers. The group would welcome women of all ages. Contact: , 972.699.8462

  • Officers
    Officers

    Presidents - Glenda Hanks & Ann Conner

    Co-Vice Presidents - Melanie Cottam & Diana Ramsower

    Secretary - Pam Shamblin

    Treasurer - Molly Baldwin

    Spiritual Growth - Kim Cabeza

    Education and Interpretation - Amy Trigg

    Social Action - Marta Mountjoy

    Membership - Anne Harris & Nancy Rucker

    Program Resources - Kay Fleming

    Communications - Kim Cabeza

    Celebration Coordinators - Marta Mountjoy, Nancy Rucker, Margaret Loftin, Penny Hamlett

    Committee on Nominations (3 year term) - Kay Fleming, Chair (2016), Dalva Mozzer-Coffey (2016), Vesta Umphress (2017), Jean Morse (2018), Nita Ulaszek (2018)

    Local Mission Representatives
    Bethlehem Center - Linda McAlister

    CC Young - Ann McGovern & May Ellen Szuwalski

    Methodist Hospital - Janice Myers & Nancy Healy

    Wesley-Rankin Community Center - Pam Shamblin

  • Local Missions
    Local Missions

    Our UMW unit regularly supports four local missions. Each circle is assigned a local mission, and they are rotated every two years so everyone has an opportunity to learn about each organization. We support each mission in various ways and keep abreast of needs and events by having a representative on each board.

    Bethlehem Center

    Since 1945, Dallas Bethlehem Center has provided the children of South Dallas with a nurturing environment that benefits the entire family structure by offering holistic services for each child's educational, physical, emotional, social, moral and spiritual needs. Their focus ranges from child development for ages 1-5, after-school and summer enrichment programs for ages 6-12 and a youth development program for ages 13-21. Learn More

    C.C. Young

    C.C. Young is a Methodist retirement center serving those in independent living to those in full care in Dallas overlooking White Rock Lake. We host birthday parties, make lap robes and shawls. We visit residents and provide Bingo gifts for them. We support different benefits throughout the year to provide services or enhancements to the facilities. Learn More

    Dallas Methodist Hospital

    Our unit supports Methodist Hospital throughout the year. Our mission focuses on infants and new mothers. We donate Halloween tray favors, layette sets, shot dolls and infant eye covers (for infants under lights for jaundice). We donate red Christmas stockings and knitted white hats for the Christmas babies to be wrapped in to go home. 

    Wesley Rankin Community Center

    Wesley Rankin is a community center serving West Dallas. Our unit supports this mission throughout the year with book donations for their library, donations for school supplies and gifts for the Christmas Store Program which allows parents to shop in a store with volunteer hours they have donated at their children's schools or other community programs. Wesley Rank holds an annual benfit which provides most of the annual funding for the community center. Learn More

  • Celebrations
    Celebrations

    Let FUMCR be the place for your next important celebration!

    The United Methodist Women of FUMCR will help with any celebration that you choose to have at the church campus.

         Receptions 
         Anniversaries 
         Birthday parties
         Graduation celebrations
         Class functions

    We will set up, serve and take care of replenishing the food and drinks during the event. And when it is time to clean up, we do that too!!

    Contact Nancy Rucker, 972.235.9931, our Celebration Coordinator, for information on how we can help you give a celebration and enjoy the party as well.

    Let your celebration be a gift to others!

    UMW members volunteer, and the money earned goes directly to fund ministries to women, children and youth. While you have a great celebration, you also contribute to the wonderful family missions for the United Methodist Church through United Methodist Women.

  • Events
    Events

    2016 

    Date
    Time
    Event
    Location
    Contact
    Tue, Feb 9 6:30 pm Project Party Room 226
    Sun, Mar 6 All Worship Services    UMW Sunday Sanctuary
    Fri – Sat,
    Apr 1 and 2     
    Approx 1 pm Fri -
    4 pm Sat
    Weekend for Women Retreat    Prothro Retreat Center  

    Tue, Apr 12

    11:30 am

    Spring Luncheon

    Fellowship Hall


    Tue, Aug 9 11 am Project Party Room 230
    Tue, Oct 11 6:30 pm Fall Dinner Mays Hall
    Sun, Nov 20
    and Dec 4
    8:45 am – 12:30 pm Drink Mix Sale Education Bldg
     
    Tue, Dec 13 6:30 pm Christmas Celebration Mays Hall

  • Resources
    Resources

    Greater UMW

    Metro District UMW

    North Texas Conference UMW

    National UMW  

    UMW Online Community                                                                                                                                                      


Women's Ministry Staff

Joy Anderson
Director, Missions & Outreach; Liaison to UMW
972.235.8385
Cheryl Bishop
Director, Children's Ministry; Liaison to Moms' Groups
972.996.0121
Valerie Cubbage
Administrative Assistant, Children's Ministry, Moms' Groups
972.996.0120
Mary Collins
Administrative Assistant, Welcoming, Faith Development, Missions, UMW
972.996.0101
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