United Methodist Women: Celebrating Over 150 Years in Mission in 2021!
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 Rev. Dr. C. Kay Fuino at 770-476-3776, ext. 117, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.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
Chairperson of Nominations: Sharon Swisher
Yearbook Editor: Victoria Ladd
Mission Coordinator for Spiritual Growth - Linda Kepler
Secretary of PR/Communications - Suzanne Gavett
Happy Sacks Liaison: Terrie Adkins
Clergy Representative: Rev. Dr. C. Kay Fuino
In addition to our district giving, we would like to highlight our giving over the last year. From our love offerings: Legacy Fund - $200-; Salt Light Center of Family Promise - $753 (High Tea); United Methodist Children's Home - $615 (Baby Recognition and Yard Sale); Wellspring Living -$125, Family Promise -$125, Murphy Harpst -$125, Happy Sacks -$500 (all from yard sale); World Thank Offering -$155; Fugees Academy -$551 (Christmas Brunch); 18 Hygiene Kits 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 Sue French by e-mail at email@example.com or call 770-476-9106.
Listing of Circles
Agape Circle meets the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in members’ homes.
Leader – Karen Smith, 770-241-1651, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
J.O.Y. (Jesus, Others, You) Circle
Leader – Pat Akin, 404-226-8116, email@example.com.
Mary-Martha Circle meets the 2nd 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
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
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have a copy sent to you.
United Methodist Women's Book Club Selections for September
The United Methodist Women’s Book Club continues in September with a focus on Spiritual Growth. You may pick up a book in the dresser located outside of Rev. Beth Brown Shugart’s office located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center. Please do not forget to sign the check-out sheet. An online Zoom meeting will be held at the end of September to discuss the books.
Book titles for September are:
Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After War by Rita NaKashima Brock;
Extraordinary Grace by Gary Chapman and Chris Fabry;
Adventure of Assent by Luci Shaw;
Praying in Color by Sybil MacBeth;
The Journey Between Us: My Faith Walk Overcoming Grief to Finding Joy in the Journey by Lisa McGrath;
Raising World Changers in a Changing World by Kristen Welch;
We Pray With her: Encouragement for All Women Who Lead by Emily Peck-McClain, Danyelle Trexler, Jen Tyley, J. Paige Boyer, and Shannon Sullivan.
Response magazines do not have to be checked out, but please keep them no longer than one week so that others can read them.