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United Methodist Women (UMW) Sunday
Sunday, October 17 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021
9:30 am The Gathering and 11:00 am Traditional Worship | Sanctuary
Join us in the garden on Sunday, October 17 to celebrate UMW Sunday!
What is UMW?
United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members. At First Church, this dynamic group of women is committed to the service and support of women, youth, and children in need within our community and church. They give countless hours of volunteer service to various organizations and financial support as well. But, it is also a community of women who develop creative and supportive friendships. UMW is made up of many different groups, or “Circles.” No matter what your personality, age, or schedule is, there is a Circle for you!
The theme for UMW this year is, ‘UMW Alive! Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.’ Using the components of Healthy Plate, the ladies have programs, service projects and events to bless the First Church family and the Fort Worth Community. The Healthy Plate component for October is Play and UMW invites everyone to play the Healthy Plate game. Here’s how it works: pick up your game card beginning Sunday October 17 (while supplies last!) at the Welcome Center or the On Ramp. As you complete each category write the date beside it. When you complete all six, redeem your card for a prize in the Welcome Center!
The UMW ladies will also be in the garden with information about all of the Circles. So please join us for the Healthy Plate Game, cookies and the chance to find the Circle that’s right for you.
Did you know that UMW has its own endowment?
The UMW Endowment Fund was established in the fall of 2009. It grows through donations from individuals, the UMW Special Event, and the reinvestment of earnings, under the umbrella of our church’s Foundation. From its inception, approximately $89,000 has been donated and invested, which has now grown to almost $200,000 in principle.
Each year, we are able to give our UMW monies to help fund its mission giving for women and children or help with operating expenses. This year, we will distribute $6,000, which is proving to be extremely valuable to UMW during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please stop by the “Give” table in the Garden for more information—or to make a donation!