United Methodist Women is the official women’s organization of The United Methodist Church. Its membership is voluntary and open to all women committed to spreading the gospel through mission work.
Since 1869, women in the Methodist tradition have been organized with the purpose of being in mission with women, children, and youth. United Methodist Women and its predecessor organizations believed all human beings are of sacred worth, therefore deserving of dignity, justice, and well being. Today, United Methodist Women members continue to pledge their support to meet the needs; advocate for justice; and honor the lives of all women, children, and youth around the world.
Membership counts! The contribution of each member of the organization is a gift that brings about change and betterment to all of us—as individuals, members of society, and members of The United Methodist Church.
Second Timothy 1:6 says, “I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you.” This gift is constantly rekindled in the lives of United Methodist Women members and persons whose lives are affected by the dedication and generosity of those members.
The generosity and dedication of United Methodist Women members allows the organization to engage in mission in more than 100 mission institutions in the United States, and programs and projects in more than 80 countries around the world. The focus in every place is the life of every woman and child. How can we do unto them as we would like to have done unto us? How can we help make sure they have what we, women in the United States, unconsciously enjoy?
We invite you to join this creative, supportive fellowship of women of all ages, ethnicities, and economic, social, and educational backgrounds with the common goal of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through witness and work.
From Women’s Ministries 2009–2012.
Copyright © 2008 by Cokesbury.
Used by permission.
The Caro United Methodist Women meet the first Wednesday of the month (April, May, Sept., Oct., and Nov.) in the church parlor at 7:00 p.m. In June, we meet in Fellowship Hall for our Golden Age Luncheon to honor all church members that are 80 or older. In December we meet in Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m. for our Christmas potluck, we have a program and give out certificates for the United Methodist Women’s reading program and Special Mission Recognition pins.
The Reading Program helps members to understand the needs and concerns of people around the world. The broad selection of books helps readers to grow in their Christian faith. The awards are issued for completion of one of four reading plans, which require reading a predetermined number of books from five categories: Education for Mission, Nurturing for Community, Social Action, Spiritual Growth and Leadership Development.
Special Mission Recognition Award Pins is our way to honor special persons who have distinguished themselves in advancing the mission work of United Methodist Women.
The Caro United Methodist Women are also members of smaller groups called Circles. Currently there are two, Trinity Circle and Hope Circle. Trinity Circle meets the second Wednesday of the month, at 2:00 p.m. in the church parlor. The Hope Circle meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (January thru April) and at member’s homes (May thru December).
The Caro United Methodist Women have pledged $3,600.00 to the Saginaw Bay District of the United Methodist Church for mission work.
If you would like to become a United Methodist Woman or have additional questions please contact Shona Vennevy, UMW President.