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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: 2017 - 2018 Term

President: Cathy Haas

Vice President/Program Chairperson: Sue French

Secretary: Kathy Anderson

Treasurer: Gail Waigand

Membership: Katherine Posey

Secretary of Program Resources: Annette Pierce

Chairperson of Nominations: Sharon Swisher

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.

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.
  • E-Circle Circle meets online at your convenience. Please contact Cathy Haas at cchaas77@gmail.com for more information or to join.
  • Hannah Circle meets at different times and locations. Please contact the leaders for more information. Leaders – Gail Robinson, 678-481-3137, mellgail@hotmail.com; Fran Hearn-McGee, 678-773-5107, dr_fran@bellsouth.net
  • JAM (Jesus Among Mommies) Circle is for women with young children, and most of the women participating in this new circle have at least one child age 6 and under. 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 & projects. Coordinates collection of food labels and Kroger and Publix Courtesy cash cards for Murphy-Harpst-Vashti Homes. Donates food to the Hands of Christ ministry. Supports Tiny Stitches, making layettes for babies in need. 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. Coordinates aid to Sheltering Arms, sponsors Caring Tree, and collects personal care items for homeless women. Leader – Gail Waigand, 770-623-4120, waigandgail@charter.net.
  • Rainbow Circle meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Center in the Duluth First UMC Family Life Center for programs & fellowship. Coordinates support and fellowship to senior members of the congregation. 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.

    United Methodist Women’s Christmas Brunch - “Why Me, Lord?”: December 9th

    The United Methodist Women (UMW) of Duluth First United Methodist Church will present their Christmas Brunch and a program about Jesus’s birth from the perspective of Mary, Joseph, and a Shepherd, on Saturday, December 9th, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

    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…”

    We invite women of any age to this lovely Christmas Brunch, and you can bring other women and girls as guests. We will have Christmas piano music as you arrive, and Christmas carol singing during the program. David Daniel and Kristen Shappert will provide beautiful Christmas songs for us. Mary and Joseph and the Shepherd will speak of their amazement as the Nativity story unfolds. We will have a delicious lunch and desserts. Please join us! There is no charge for the UMW Christmas Brunch.

    We will take up a love offering which will be going to Fugees Family 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 herself, first started coaching soccer teams and then established Fugees Academy for 6th-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. It packs 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. They go deep into a subject to promote comprehension. The graduating seniors 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 the family. Please donate your love offering for this amazing program!

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