United Methodist Women

The purpose of all United Methodist Women groups is threefold: 1) To know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ. 2) To develop a creative supportive fellowship.  3) To expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

There are currently 3 circles (groups) of UMW at Copperhill: the Susanna Wesley Circle, the Morning Glories Circle, and the Pearl Posey Circle.  Several times a year all circles get together for a general meeting, to learn together, to report on projects and concerns, etc.  

You Can Download & Request All kinds of Free UMW Information

Would you like to learn more about UMW?  Are you looking for a resource or manual?  A good first place to look is on the UMW Downloads page.  

Have you seen United Methodist Women News?  It's a free 8-page newspaper highlighting recent events and issues happening within UMW nationally and locally.  Sign up online to receive copies by mail.  You can also read past copies by clicking on the above UMW News link.

UMW Reading Continues 

The UMW Reading Program is designed to increase our understanding of and participation in God's mission.  In the process, we learn more about the needs of people around the globe, we study the Scriptures and how they relate to today's world, and we share what we have learned with the UMW community and with others around us.  Books are recommended by the national Women's Division Reading Program Committee, then narrowed down by our local UMW Leadership Team.  Any member of the congregation may check out a book.  They are in the Church Library.  Look for the white UMW bookshelf and card catalog box.

If you'd like to join the UMW reading program, please pick up or download a brochure/form to keep track of what you read and sign out a book--all of which await you in the church library.  

The 2017 books will soon be here.  Meanwhile, how many of these have you read?  They all can still be used in 2017 towards winning a UMW reading program certificate of recognition.

The exciting list of books for 2015 (plus the study category of each).
  • Faith and Struggle on Smokey Mountain by Benigno P. Beltran (Education for Mission)
  • January First by Michael Schofield (Nurturing for Community)
  • Kind of Kin by Rilla Askew (Spiritual Growth)
  • Fulfilled by Kirk Byron Jones (Leadership Development)
  • Sum It Up by Pat Summit (Leadership Development)
  • What's So Blessed About Being Poor? by L. Susan Slavin and Coralis Salvador (Education for Mission)
  • The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe (Nurturing for Community)
  • The Well Women by Ladine Householder (Spiritual Growth)
  • Praying to Change Your Life by Suzette T.Caldwell (Spiritual Growth)
  • A New Dawn in Beloved Community by Linda Lee, ed.  (Social Action)
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Social Action)

The books that we ordered for 2014 are:
  • AWAKE (Education for Mission)
  • ON THIS SPIRIT WALK  (Education for Mission)
  • KING PEGGY (Leadership Development)
  • SMALL THINGS WITH GREAT LOVE (Nurturing for Community)
  • YEAR OF PLENTY (Social Action)
  • STRONG WAS HER FAITH (Spiritual Growth)
  • YOU'RE ALREADY AMAZING (Spiritual Growth)
The following were purchased for the 2013 Reading Program.