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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: Karen Smith

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.
  • 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 include make baby layettes and donating a campership to Rainbow Village. 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. Projects include making baby layettes and assembling hygiene kits. 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. Supports Wyoming Group Home of 4 ladies and Happy Sacks. 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 Amazing Women Event: March 10th

    The United Methodist Women invite all women to join us for an evening of fun, food and fellowship at our annual Amazing Women event on Saturday, March 10th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy a delicious dinner and amazing entertainment along with your church friends and neighbors. We ask for a $6 per person donation at the door to cover the cost of the meal.

    Our program this year will be a visit from the infamous Jezebel of Bible fame. You can read her story in 1 Kings 16:29-33; 18:1-4; 21:1-16; 2 Kings 9:30-37. Of all the bad girls of the Bible, Jezebel may very well be the “baddest”! We are honored to have Dee Brinson Collier from Ocala, Florida, return to bring Jezebel to life for us. Dee does amazing characterizations of many historical figures, including Cori ten Boom, Martha Washington and Sacajawea. So we are definitely in for a treat.

    Our Love offering will be going to Fugees Family, a ministry which helps child survivors of war rebuild their lives one step at a time, giving them the structure and support they need through soccer and academics.

    Sign-up sheets are in the Gathering Room and outside Hinton Hall. Please let us know you are joining us so our chefs are prepared. Our meal will include Watergate salad, pork loin with Jezebel sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, homemade rolls, and a variety of trifles for dessert. (After all, Jezebel was trifling sort of gal!) This annual event is not to be missed. Please sign up TODAY! For additional information, please contact Terrie Adkins by e-mail at ttadkins@sprynet.com or call 770-476-7981.

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