United Methodist Women
Purpose of United Methodist Women
The organized unit of 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.
Structure of Aldersgate UMW
The Aldersgate United Methodist Women are organized into three groups called Circles. One group meets in the mornings (the Susannah Circle) and the other three in the evenings (the Friendship Circle and the Deborah Circle) to allow women a choice of times. Each circle has its own chairperson.
The four circles together form the Unit. The president, vice-president, etc. are all unit officers and the business of the Aldersgate UMW is conducted at the unit level. Here the decisions are made as to how to spend the money, what projects to perform, what the policies are, etc. There are four unit meetings per year.
Committee on Nominations
Susan McCrary and Lark Kephart
Secretary of Membership
UMW Board Meeting is held the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Disciple Center. All officers are encouraged to attend.
Membership in UMW is as simple as deciding you would like to belong. You do not have to be a member of Aldersgate to be a member of Aldersgate UMW. All you have to do is come! Ways that women show their membership are by attending circle and unit meetings, working with UMW projects, attending district or conference meetings, making financial contributions, praying and/or accepting leadership responsibility. You do not have to make a financial pledge or a donation to belong.
The United Methodist Women (UMW) appreciates all who support our mission projects. The priorities for 2013 are missions that address human trafficking, domestic violence, immigration and civil rights.
Our long-term goal is inform women and others of how these issues effect children, women and families.
All Circles' Regular Meeting Day and Time
All women of our church are welcome and encouraged to attend any or all of the Circle meetings.
The Deborah Circle meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at a member's home. Rita Friday (256-883-8487) and Christy Kindred are the circle co-chairpersons. .
The Friendship Circle meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Their meetings are usually held in the Disciple Center. Cheri Cutten and Molly Grisham (256-880-6716) are the circle co-chairperson.
The Susannah Circle meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30 am in the Disciple Center. Sandy Dawson and Carol Morgan (256-881-2934) are the circle co-chairpersons.