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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.

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 Wendy Casper at wacarc67@gmail.com for more information or to join.
  • Hannah Circle meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 a.m. at the IHOP located on Pleasant Hill Road. Leader – Gail Robinson, 678-481-3137, mellgail@hotmail.com.
  • 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, patriciaakin@outlook.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 – Marguerite Platz, 678-591-1085, marguerite.camusplatz@gmail.com.
  • Rainbow Circle meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 11:00 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 2014-2015 Yearbook

    Click on UMW Yearbook to download a copy of the Duluth First UMC's United Methodist Women 2014-2015 Yearbook.

    "One Thousand Gifts” Ladies' Bible Study Begins September 7th

    The ladies' Thursday morning Bible Study will begin the Fall with One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. Ann muses, "How do you break the bondage of fear that has white-knuckle control of your life and instead embrace the every day blessings that immerse you in Christ fullness? How can you live life with a heart overflowing with delight?" Reading the book is desirable before the class begins.

    There are five sessions in the study beginning September 7th. We will meet at 10:00 a.m. in rooms F-146/147, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center. Please contact Fran Hearn McGee by e-mail at dr_fran@BellSouth.net or call 678-773-5107 to reserve a study guide, which costs $13.

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