Update from Vanessa Mwangala, founder of Voices Awake in Malawi (click on Vanessa’s name).
CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF SERVICE
This year we are celebrating the oldest of our predecessor organizations that was founded in 1869. Like anniversaries of a marriage or school or university graduation, this anniversary is an opportunity for us to celebrate, to renew connections, to marvel at what has been accomplished in a century and a half, and to make new commitments for the work ahead.
Our predecessors established a strong, vital mission organization and left that legacy for us. During the 150th anniversary era, our challenge is to leave our legacy for this organization we love and for the United Methodist Women members who’ll come after us into the future. Our challenge is making sure that the direct service, advocacy, education and leadership development we’ve been doing for our first 150 years continue for at least the next 150. We’ll leave our legacy by underwriting the vital mission work of United Methodist Women.
View the Happy Birthday United Methodist Women Video – https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/news/building-new-legacy
Sharing our Stories
Celebrating 150 Years, A Message from Connie DiRocco, Current UMW President
Purpose of United Methodist Women:
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.
LIving our vision
♦ United Methodist Women is turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.
♦ We provide opportunities and resources to grow spiritually, become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith into action.
♦ We are organized for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action.
♦ We equip women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments and churches.
♦ We work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems.
♦ We provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.
What is a “Circle”?
UMW Circles are small groups of women who come together for a time of spiritual growth, prayer, education, and fellowship
When do Circles meet?
Circles meet monthly from September through June
What program materials are used?
Circles use a variety of programs which include the annual UMW Program Book, DVDs with study guide and other spiritual related study guides and materials
How do I join a Circle?
Each Circle is as unique as its members. We recommend you visit each Circle to find the right fit for you.
Anna Circle: Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the church lounge.
Elizabeth Circle: Meets the 1st Sunday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the church lounge.
Esther Circle: Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 11:15 a.m. at an area restaurant for lunch and then gathers at 1:00 p.m. in a church conference room or lounge.
Martha Circle: Meets the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the church lounge. Babysitting is available.
St. Andrew’s UMW in Action
Local and National Missions:
- Neighborhood Center in Camden
- Neighborhood Center Library
- Saints Prison Ministry
- Campus Ministry for College and Military Personnel
- Youth Mission Trip
- UM Communities of Collingswood
- Little Hands Little Feet Clothing Ministry
- Camden Forward School
- Ranch Hope/Victory House
- Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council
- Cherry Hill Food Pantry
- Kids Alley
- Supporting the Homebound
- Dominican Republic Mission Trip
- Haiti Mission Trip
- Philippine Pastors Retirement Fund through Cottingham Church
- Supporting Missionaries
If you are interested in receiving more information about the St. Andrew’s UMW, please contact our Membership Chairwoman:
Colleen McQuade: email@example.com