PROGRAMS & MINISTRIES
We recognize that as we go back to norms after the pandemic that things may be changing. Ministry may look different. As we continue to look at what the future holds, take a look at what we have done in other years.
Our Sunday morning programming for children is held at 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.. We offer students the opportunity to experience the Scriptures in a variety of ways. We use an adapted version of the Rotation Model which allows students to participate in cooking, games, art, music, storytelling, drama & video components. Monthly Lessons are usually focused on a weekly scripture text . Seasonal and special focus themes are included as they occur. Each Sunday we have a Gathering and Closing Community Circle for students and staff that provides a meaningful community building time. We have a yearly Mission Focus for students that provides education and giving opportunities as we learn to care for and share with others. Our classes are offered for 3 year old/4K, K through 3rd grade , and 4th grade through 6th grade students.
Confirmation is an educational program for youth in 8th grade to learn how to live a Christian life. The classes generally meet from September through May. Confirmation classes are offered every other year. At the end of the educational process, they are offered the opportunity to write a faith statement and publicly affirm their baptism and the Christian faith. They may also become members at that time. Classes are taught by the Pastor, the Coordinator of Children and Youth Ministries, and other key adults.
United Methodist Women welcomes you!!
- General meetings are held the second Thursday of each month . This is a time for gathering to listen & learn together. We offer an environment of care and concern for all people. It’s an opportunity to be involved in this mission based organization that has made great contributions to our community, state, nation, and into the world. Our focus is on issues relevant to creating the kind of world Christ calls us to build. We offer opportunities to serve in programs and projects for women, youth, children and families . Join us and share in the joy !
- Small group (Circle) meetings offer opportunity to focus on specific interests of their members . These meetings will offer timely updates on issues, studies and projects centered on the PURPOSE of United Methodist Women. These groups could be creating items for a specific mission program, crafts for use in fund raising for mission programs, serving in programs for children or shut ins, or using specific talents to meet the needs in our community.
- Reading Program
- Our purpose as United Methodist Women shall be 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.We as a group choose a selection of books under certain categories that pertain to Spiritual Growth, Education of Mission, Leadership Development, Nurturing for Community and Social Action. Our requirements is to read a book from each category within a time frame, September thru August and record your at home reading time in the record book in the Church library. Since we read at home there are no meetings or book discussion these records go to the unit President – Mary Baker, so that we will be given credit as one of our purposes and goals. Our vast library of book are just waiting to be opened, share the joy in learning that is offered in our reading program. Contact Pauline Zeier for information on how to join.A printed list of books for the 2020 year is located in the library and also can be found at their website: https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/
- All women are welcome to be a part of our gatherings. Bring your ideas, your hopes, dreams and challenges for today and into the future. We can make a positive difference together!!
Please note** currently meeting times will be adjusted based on guidelines for social distancing etc. Please call Mary Baker at (920) 210-4048 for monthly updated information.
Are you a coffee or tea drinker? Do you love good chocolate, olive oil or dates?
Well….. The United Methodist Women display in fellowship hall is your new shopping destination, along with buying high quality goods, your purchase will help support the Equal Exchange program all at the same time!
The proceeds benefit the United Methodist Women and UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief – Global Ministries) .
For more details contact Eileen Bennett on varieties and prices.
It’s better for our planet!
- The hardworking farmers who grow our products care for their land.
- Shade farming preserves forest cover and protects the habitats of birds and other wildlife.
- Diversified crop planting promotes biodiversity and improves the health of the soil.
- Most Equal Exchange products are certified organic and produced without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides.
It’s better for Farmers!
- The small-scale farmers who grow Equal Exchange coffee, tea and chocolate control their own business, on land they own.
- Working together gives farmer cooperatives access to support and training.
- Faith trade and organic premiums allow them to invest in education, health programs and social services for their communities.