New Sharon United Methodist Church
Where Friends Become Family
United Methodist Women
Membership is open to all women!
Monthly small groups are called
sister circle meetings.
For more information on our women's ministries and how to become a part, contact us at email@example.com
Faith Sister Circle
The regular meeting of the Faith Circle is on the third Wednesday of each month, except no meeting in June, July or August. Meeting time is 1:30pm at the Worship Center
Rachel Sister Circle
The meeting time of Rachel Circle is the first Sunday of each month, except no meeting in June, July, or August. Meeting time is at the Church at 5pm.
T.L.C. (Together Loving Christ) Sister Circle
The meeting time of TLC is the third Sunday of each month, except no meeting in May, June, or July. Meeting time is at the McVay Family Center at 5pm.
The organized unit of United Methodist Women is 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.
- To expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
The purpose is adopted by the General Conference of the United Methodist Church as the official mission statement of United Methodist Women. Out of the purpose are four mission foci:
- To be a community of women
- To know God
- To develop a creative and supportive fellowship
- To expand concepts of mission
Focus on Women, Children & Youth
From its beginning, United Methodist Women has focused on ministries with women, children, and youth.
Women have been empowered by leadership education opportunities, mission education, the Reading Program, tools for advocacy and more. These opportunities allow women to act and to empower women in the United States and abroad.
United Methodist Women also support programs and projects aimed at improving the special needs of women because of their refugee statuses, their immigration statuses, situations in which they are abused, their high illiteracy rate in some countries, their economic dependence, their educational disparities, and much more.
A special emphasis of United Methodist Women is children, because women care for children. If children are raised with safety, security, food, shelter, education, and basic human rights, these children will grow to be loving and secure adults. United Methodist Women believe deeply in responding to Jesus' mandate to "care for the least of these."
Children often do not have a voice in this world, so United Methodist Women cares for them and advocates on their behalf. United Methodist Women commits to children globally through community centers, educational opportunities for refugee children, homes for street children, advocacy against sexual exploitation and child labor, educational institutions and much more.
United Methodist Women work with youth organizations globally and with programs and projects that support and empower youth. United Methodist Women also enables youth to be in mission by support of the US-2 program, the mission intern program and the Global Justice Volunteers program.
A special emphasis of the organization has been to involve young women in all the ministries and leadership of United Methodist Women. The Women’s Division has a teen and college/university women consultative group that helps direct the program of United Methodist Women to be more inclusive of younger women.