The organized unit of the 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. The United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith-based women's organization with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, creating a supportive fellowship, developing leaders, participating in mission projects, and advocating for justice. The community of women is:
involved in mission locally and globally
committed to inclusiveness
pledged to financial support for mission through undesignated giving
engaged in development and use of skills for service, leadership, development, and personal growth
encouraged to work with other organizations on issues of mutual concern
We participate in several programs during the year:
If we you are interested in joining the United Methodist Women or would like to find out more information before you make that commitment, you are invited to attend our United Methodist Women's meetings held on the 1st Saturday of each month at 11:00 am. You can also email us at UMW@ebenezerunited.org.
An Invitation to Membership
To the woman who finds meaning in her church and is drawn to its fellowship; who wants to combine fellowship with study, worship and outreach opportunities; who feels she has gifts that are to be shared with others; who seeks a supportive community to affirm her own sense of purpose and commitment to God. . . United Methodist Women invites you to "grow spiritually through worship, Bible study and prayer; celebrate the person you are becoming in Jesus Christ; develop meaningful and lasting relationships; share who you are and your gifts; take action and make a difference in your community and the world." Joining this group of committed women is a unique opportunity, no matter who you are or where you are in your life at this moment, to move in harmony with other women who have been responding to this purpose for over one hundred years.
The emblem of the United Methodist Women, the cross and flame, are ancient symbols of the church and appear on The United Methodist emblem (at the top of the page.) Both remind us of our purpose of growing in our understanding of and willingness to participate in the global ministries of the church. The shape is fluid and free-flowing, suggesting change and mobility. The women who came before us, serving the church at home and in other countries, were at the forefront of movements for change. We are a group of Christian women with many gifts who are unified by one Spirit. We participate in God's mission in all areas of life.