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United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. Members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.


All women are welcome to be a part of our local organization of United Methodist Women, which meets monthly, generally on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Our meetings focus on our purpose, with presentations by our own members and special guests.

 

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.


OUR VISION
Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.


ACTIVITIES

· Traveling to the Neighborhood Center in Harrisburg (a mission institution supported by United Methodist Women) to provide lunch for the children in the summer program.
· Through the support of our congregation, we were able to give over $7,000 to National and World-Wide Missions in 2017.
· Participation in events sponsored by Williamsport District and Susquehanna Conference United Methodist Women.

MEETINGS:

February 13, 7 p.m. – (Program Book) “The Sacred Space of Gathering”

March 13, 7 p.m. – A Call To Prayer and Self-Denial 2018 (Program Book) “The Sacred Space of Legacy/Inheritance”/Learning for a Lifetime: Developing Leaders

April 10 – 7p.m. – Speaker from Knitters on a Mission – Sharon Goss

May 8 – 7 p.m.  – Soujonur Truth – Speaker Sister Valinda

June 12 – 6 p.m.  UMW night out at Johnson’s Café, Montoursville

July – Lunch delivery to Neighborhood Center (dates to be determined). 

August 14 5:30 p.m.– Ashler Manor picnic--Coordinator:  Gail Pentz

September 11 – 7 p.m. Karen Barraco and Sharon Gensib will share their view of

                    World Wide UMW Assembly in May

October 9 – 7 p.m. Reading Program – “How it Works” – Yvonne Shenuski

November 13 – 7 p.m. “Pledge Service and Election of Officers” – Helen June

November 18 – World Thank Offering/ UMW

December – Birthday party at SNU and Park Place Christmas Party  -- Coordinator: Gail Pentz 

Fundraisers For Missions:

      February 18 – Soup Sale (Preparation February 16 & 17)

      May 18 – Sam’s Club Burger Burn and Bake Sale (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

      June – 5-8 p.m. Wendy’s fundraiser

                  (second date TBA) 

District and Conference UMW

       March 24 – Spiritual Enrichment Day—8:45 till noon Pine Street UMC

       May – Worldwide Assembly—May 18-20 Columbus, Ohio   

       July 11 – Mission U Express Day North at Bucknell University

       July 12-14 – Mission U Three Day Event at Bucknell University 

       September 29 – District Annual Day at Beacon UMC, Hughesville

       October 20 – Conference Annual Day at Hicks Memorial UMC, Altoona 

Church Women United Events

        March – World Day of Prayer

         May – May Friendship Day   

All meetings are held the second Tuesday each month in the Living Water Café at 7 p.m. unless there is a special event.  

Officers for 2018:

      President: Sharon Gensib
      Vice President: Darlene Webb
      Secretary: Aline Miller
      Treasurer: Anne Knox
      Nominations Chair: Judy Stover
      Nominations Committee: Gail Pentz and Aline Miller
      Spiritual Growth Coordinators: Marie Mitchell and Sally Gardy
      Mission Education: Helen June
      Serving  by Appointment:  Gail Pentz and Karen Barraco