February 13, 2013

United Methodist Women

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In the United Methodist Women, we welcome all women of our church and community to join us at our monthly meetings.  We are an active group of women in our church and community who serve Jesus by doing a variety of activities to show the love of Jesus.  Below you will find our mission statement from the National organization as well as some information about how we are engaged as women of faith. 

Purpose Statement:

The organized unit of 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.

What are We?

United Methodist Women are a community of women who are faithful, purposeful, supportive, responsive, global, and unique!

Who can join?

Any woman who commits herself to the purpose and chooses to belong can be a member.  We are now over one million members strong!  Programs in unit meetings encompass mission education, spiritual growth, and social action with a continuing focus on the needs of women and children.

Some Missions that Vilonia UMW helps with throughout the year:

♦ We give a hardback book to each Vilonia graduating Kindergartener every year.
♦ Make donations to Conway Cradle Care.
♦ Give backpacks to the Vilonia Elementary School.
♦ Give to Camp Aldersgate each year.
♦ Give to the Central District UMW.
♦ Donate to help the VUMC Youth go on a mission trip
♦ Give to Miles of Pennies.
♦ Purchase Easter Lilies and Christmas Poinsettias for the shut-ins

At Vilonia United Methodist Church, we meet January through October on the 2nd Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  We do not have our regular meetings in November and December, but do have Hanging of the Greens during those months.  Hanging of the Greens is when the Vilonia UMW and other church members get together to decorate our church for Christmas.  

2016 Local Officers:

President:  Donna Lewis
Vice President:  Jean Cure
Secretary:  Melissa Jenkins
Treasurer:  Sarah Hitchcock
Reading Program Coordinator:  Melissa Freeman

2016 District Officers from VUMC:

Congratulations to some of Vilonia's very own in becoming officers for the UMW Central District!

Treasurer for Central District of UMW:  Melissa Freeman
Secretary for Central District of UMW:  Karen Seeds

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