United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Women (UMW) is a community of women whose purpose it is to:
- Know God
- Experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ
- Develop a creative supportive fellowship
- Expand concepts of missions through participation in the global ministries on the Church
Any woman who accepts the purpose and is willing to participate in the work of the United Methodist Women through prayer, giving and service may become a member.
We are a group of “Women in Mission” acting as advocates for women, children & youth, both at home & abroad.
Our theme is: REACH, TEACH, GROW & CONNECT! All that we do supports our purpose & theme.
The United Methodist Women at Flushing UMC consists of several groups known as circles.
Since each circle is unique in its membership and mission activities, women are encouraged to visit several to determine which one best suits them. Each circle serves to develop close relationships thru the nature of a small group.
UMW circles include:
- Unity Circle: Meets the 3rd Wednesday at 10:-0 a.m.
- CARE Circle: Meets the 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m
- E-Circle: A circle without monthly meetings while allowing participation thru mission work, fellowship and fun as time and interest allows!
Click HERE to the right to read the online version of the United Methodist Women’s Response Magazine: The magazine of women in mission!
Want to be part of the FUMC UMW, but can’t make it to the meetings?
Join the E-circle!
E-circle members are working women, retired women, women at college,those who spend their winters in warmer climates and all others who may be interested in a meeting-free circle.
For more information, contact the Church Office
As “Women in Mission”, we live out the purpose of United Methodist Women by our giving and as servants in one or more of the following mission activities:
Support of world-wide mission thru our giving to United Methodist Women at the national level
Support of various local missions thru our giving in the Flint & Flushing Area
Prayer Shawls – Hand-made with prayer, dedicated & distributed to those in need of special prayers
Sewing Dresses for Kenya– Handmade dresses are sewn and then delivered to a Children’s Orphanage in Kenya during Mission Trips
Blanket Drive – collect & distribute gently used blankets, hats, gloves & mittens for the homeless during winter months at Holy Angels Warming Center in Flint
Pillow Drive and Pillowcase Sewing – supporting Flint YWCA / Safe House
Flushing Christian Outreach Center – support with giving of specific items, financial gifts & service work. The outreach serves families in the area who in need of food &/or clothing items
Shower for Heartbeat – organize, collect and deliver new baby items for Heartbeat, a center in Flint giving mothers of unwanted pregnancies an alternative to abortion thru counseling on adoption
Cultivation – Read “Response Magazine” & recommended books from UMW list to gain knowledge about social concerns and needs of women, children & youth world-wide. Follow-up with work to address those needs.
Special Care Connection – visit & deliver “care bags” several times per year to our homebound church members, at least once a year.
Funeral Dinners –act as servants to families during their time of grief by organizing, preparing & serving a meal following the funeral or memorial service of their loved one
Emergency Kits – collect, organize & ship emergency kits to areas of need following disasters