Women's Ministries

United Methodist Women: Celebrating Over 140 Years in Mission
The Methodist Women's Ministry is an organized unit of United Methodist Women and 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 Methodist Women's ministry offers short term Bible studies, book discussions, retreats, and various programs. They also participate in missions both locally and internationally. For more information, please contact C. Kay Fuino at 770-476-3776, ext. 117, or by email at ckfuino@duluthumc.org.

United Methodist Women Officers
President:  Sue French
Vice President/Program Chairperson:  Terrie Adkins
Secretary:  Kathy Anderson
Treasurer:  Gail Waigand
Membership:  Karen Smith
Secretary of Program Resources:  Annette Pierce
Yearbook Editor:  Victoria Ladd
Happy Sacks Liaison:  Terrie Adkins
Clergy Representative:  Rev. C. Kay Fuino

We would like to highlight our giving over the last year. From our love offerings: Quinn House - $383 (Amazing Women Event); Salt Light Center of Family Promise - $575 (Christmas Brunch); World Thank Offering from all our circles - $523; United Methodist Children’s Home - $595 (Baby Recognition Sunday); Happy Sacks from Rainbow Circle - $355; 10 layette kits plus $26 for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). We would like to thank each of you for your generous donations to these worthwhile missions.

For additional information about United Methodist Women, or to contact one of the UMW officers, please contact Cathy Haas by e-mail at cchaas77@gmail.com or call 404-640-4133.

Upcoming Event!

United Methodist Women’s Christmas Brunch - “Why Me, Lord?”: December 8th
The United Methodist Women (UMW) of Duluth First United Methodist Church will present their annual Christmas Brunch on Saturday, December 8th, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  The program will examine the birth of Jesus from the perspective of Mary, Joseph, and a shepherd.
Mary- “It all started that night when an angel showed up…”
Joseph – “Why did this happen to me…”
Shepherd – “It was a cold night, the coldest night of the year…”

The women of our church (of all ages) and their guests are invited to our annual Christmas Brunch. Enjoy Christmas piano music as you arrive and Christmas carols to sing. Dr. David Daniel and company will provide more beautiful Christmas music throughout the program. Hear the amazing Christmas story as it unfolds through the eyes of those closest to the event.  A delicious brunch and holiday treats will be served.  We only ask for a $5 donation to help with the cost of food. Girls under the age of 10 are free.

Our love offering will be given to Fugees Family, an organization which helps child survivors of war rebuild their lives, one step at a time, by giving them the structure and support they need through soccer and academics. Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian immigrant, first started coaching soccer teams and then established Fugees Academy for 6th through 12th graders. The 86 students in Fugees Academy come from many different countries, and the Academy is housed in Clarkston United Methodist Church.

The school’s curriculum is tailored to the refugees’ unique needs, packing a normal K-8th grade education into 3 years of middle school. The 6th grade is the critical “catch up” year of transition, moving the child from functional illiteracy to a solid foundation of language skills upon which to build. The goal is to delve deep into a subject to promote comprehension. Graduating seniors who have gone through the program have gone on to college. Luma Mufleh and the teachers also support the families and make home visits to extend their compassion and love to all. Please help us support this amazing program.

Listing of Circles

Agape Circle meets the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in members’ homes. Leader – Teresa Bell, 678-417-6488, bteresa1@hotmail.com.

Hannah Circle meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. at various locations for a meal and a meeting. The circle supports the Christmas box program and helps deliver meals to shut-ins. Leader – Gail Robinson, 678-481-3137, mellgail@hotmail.com.

JAM (Jesus Among Mommies) Circle is for women with young children. The JAM Circle meets the 3rd Sunday of each month at 12:00 p.m. in the Duluth First UMC Family Life Center, room F-151. Come join us as we fellowship together and get involved with missions around our community. Leader – Victoria Ladd, 678-502-6352, torisanders01@gmail.com.

J.O.Y. (Jesus, Others, You) Circle meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the Duluth First UMC Family Life Center, rooms F-153/154 for programs and projects. By contributions and visits, the circle supports Wesley Community Centers and Murphy–Harpst Children's Centers, as well as contributions to Family Promise. Leaders – Pat Akin, 770-614-1481, pakinphn@gmail.com; Nina Sanders, 678-584-9698, ninarsanders@bellsouth.net.

Mary-Martha Circle meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Duluth First UMC Family Life Center, rooms F-145/146 for programs. Leader – Gail Waigand, 770-623-4120, waigandgail@charter.net.

Rainbow Circle meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in in room F-145 for programs and fellowship. Rainbow Circle coordinates support and fellowship to senior members of Duluth First UMC. Leader – Ann Reifert, 770-622-8081, annreifert@bellsouth.net.

United Methodist Women Circles at Duluth First UMC
Click on UMW Circles to download a copy of the listing of Duluth First UMC's United Methodist Women circles.

United Methodist Women Yearbook
Click on UMW Yearbook to download a copy of the Duluth First UMC's United Methodist Women Yearbook.