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.
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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.
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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).
The books that we ordered for 2014 are:
The following were purchased for the 2013 Reading Program.