United Methodist Women UMW
Purpose of United Methodist Women
The Purpose is adopted by the General Conference of The United Methodist Church as the official mission statement 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.
Out of the Purpose are four mission foci that relate to the mission initiatives and priorities of United Methodist Women.
To be a community of women
To know God
To develop a creative and supportive fellowship
To expand concepts of mission
Our United Methodist Women honored 4 women during 2021 with a Special Mission Pin. Those honored were Reverend Katie Black, Beverly Haden, Melinda Losey, and Flo Wilson.
The Louisiana Conference of United Methodist Women will honor the following First United Methodist Church, Lake Charles, Women on November 13, in Lafayette, La. with the Mission Candle 2021:
IN MEMORY: JOANN DIMMICK, MOLLY HARLESS, JEANNE HARTMAN, MARY ANN MONK, DEAN COLLETTE, NANCY HURLBURT, ALBERTA “BERT” BREAUX AND MINNIE RUTH SAYES.
IN HONOR: THE UMW OF FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, LAKE CHARLES, PEGGY DENTON, AND JANE REYNOLDS
UMW Circle Meetings
United Methodist Women
First United Methodist Women has three active circles that all women are welcome to participate in. Circles meet at a variety of times and locations and do various activities.
JRP (Julia Reed Paxton) Circle: Chairwoman: Ginger Karcher
Meets 3rd Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in room 109 (Sept - May)
Involved in a wide variety of community-oriented mission projects
Sarah Mary Esther Circle: Chairwoman: Ann Burns
Meets 3rd Thursday at 10 a.m. in room 109
Has a UMW Bible study each month
Lydia Circle: Chairwoman: Verna Dahlquist
Meets the last Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. in Paxton Hall. Note the change in time.
They share a meal and do a UMW study