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

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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.

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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:

  • Rebecca Circle: Meets the 3rd Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
  • Irene Circle: Meets the 3rd Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.
  • CARE Circle: Meets the 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m
  • Young Women's Circle:  Meets monthly
  • E-Circle: A circle without monthly meetings while allowing participation thru mission work, fellowship and fun as time and interest allows!
 

Click on the picture to the right to read the online version of the United Methodist Women's Response Magazine:    The magazine of women in mission!Response Magazine

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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 Sue Ridge or 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, involving the FUMC youth to fill the role of "Special Care Givers" 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

 

For more information about our circles or mission work, please reach out to Flushing United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women President, Sue Ridge, by contacting the Church Office

PLEASE JOIN US!

Blanket Drive for Holy Angels Warming Center

Blankets, Hats, Scarves and Mittens collected for the homeless

 

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Special Care Connection

UMW make care packages to take to homebound members of our church family
Youth make and deliver "Special Care Cards" for our church home-bound

 

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UMW Women in Mission at Vacation Bible School

 

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Shower For Heartbeat

New baby items for Heartbeat, a center in Flint giving mothers of unwanted pregnancies an alternative to abortion thru counseling on adoption

 

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