United Methodist Women (UCUMC) - Jerusalem
9 days until REACH 2015! Today’s featured mission agency is United Methodist Women at UCUMC (Jerusalem – Charlotte).
United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. United Methodist Women provide opportunities and resources to grow spiritually; equip women and girls around the world to be leaders; work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy; and provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.
At UCUMC, the United Methodist Women seek to encourage and support all women and girls in their faith journey through large group events and small group studies and fellowship. The Women’s Ministry supports women’s and children’s ministries in the church and the community in many ways:
Recent Missions Projects:
Backpack Ministry at David Cox & Morehead Elementary Schools
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon at David Cox Elementary School
37 Food Baskets given to David Cox & Morehead Elementary Schools during Easter
Served Dinner & Breakfast at Room in the Inn
Baby bags handed out to new mom’s (Mom’s Time Out)
Prayer Shawls were sent to Germany to the families who suffered losses in a plane crash
Hosted the April 18 UMW prayer breakfast
Small Groups: each semester, we offer Short-term studies and groups specifically designed with women in mind.
Special Interest Groups:
Heavenly Readers – A book group that meets to discuss books relevant to the spiritual journey of Christian women.
Holy Yoga – Weekly yoga classes for all experience levels.
Prayer Shawl Ministry – This group of women meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 10-11:30AM. Evening meetings are held quarterly. All who knit or crochet or would like to learn are welcome.
Sew & Sews – This group meets Tuesday mornings, January through October, from 9:30am - 12:00pm to sew and work on various other crafts for special seasonal projects and the annual fall craft sale. The group enjoys fellowship and often goes out for lunch afterwards. January is dedicated to an annual mission project, which is either baby blankets for Newborns In Need or lap quilts for nursing homes.
Learn more about United Methodist Women @ UCUMC, who they are and how they help at www.ucumc.org/womensministry.