United Methodist Women (UMW) is a faith-based membership organization of laywomen within The United Methodist Church. UMW members are committed to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ in community with other women and advocating on behalf of women, children and youth around the world. United Methodist Women has been in mission for more than 140 years. The Gadsden First United Methodist Women support several local as well as Mountain Lakes District and North Alabama Conference missions. Members are involved in Congregational Care, The Howell Erwin Medical Fund, The Altar Guild, and The Prayer Warriors. In addition, members host the Exceptional Persons Party in the summer, occasional church receptions and decorate the Chrismon and Gathering Room Trees and the church for the Christmas season.
UMW Luncheon - members and guests meet for a luncheon program the 2nd Monday of each month from September – May in the Gathering Room. A reservation must be made by noon on the Friday prior to the program. Circle groups meet at various times and locations.
Circle name Meeting Times
Associate Prayer and Support (ASAP) No formal meetings
Circle 3 2nd Monday; 1:15 p.m.; Seekers Classroom
LuVerna Waid Circle 3rd Tuesday; 6:00 p.m.; Seekers Classroom
Peggy Casey Circle 3rd Thursday; 6:00 p.m.; Church Parlor
Stevens Circle 2nd Thursday; Noon; Seekers Classroom
April 8 – North Alabama Conference Refresh and Retreat; 8:45- 3:30; Camp Sumatanga
April 17 – UMW Luncheon; Noon; gathering Room; Program: Spring Fashions by Robbie’s of Fayette; Deco/clean -up LuVerna Waid Circle. Make reservations by noon on Friday, April 14.
April 22 – Mountain Lakes District Prayer Breakfast; Rainbow City United Methodist Church; 9:00 a.m. Speaker: Emily Harris Spearman
April 30 – UMW Sunday
Backpacks for Hunger – collect 140 pudding cups each month
Hands-on Mission Project for Refresh and Retreat – Bring New women’s underwear, bras & socks and men’s underwear, t shirts and socks for WELLHOUSE and TENNESSEE VALLEY FAMILY SERVICES
North Alabama Conference United Methodist Women: http://www.nacumw.org/
United Methodist Women: http://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/
United Methodist Women