Women

Providence United Methodist Women

OUR MISSION:

The organized unit of the United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is:

  • to know God
  • to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ
  • to develop creative supportive fellowship
  • to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the Church

OUR MISSION PROJECTS:

  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • Bibles for Infant Baptism
  • Food Drives
  • Layette and Health Kits
  • School kits
  • Candle Burning Ceremonies
  • Nothing But Nets campaign to combat malaria

OUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH:

  • UMW Reading Program for all ages
  • Prayer Calendar
  • Women’s Luncheon
  • Programs at Monthly Meetings
  • Prayer Breakfast
  • Leading in Worship

OUR FELLOWSHIP:

  • District Meetings
  • Fall Festival

OUR HISTORY:

The United Methodist Women, formerly known as the Women’s Foreign Missionary Society, was founded on March 23, 1869.  Six women came to the first meeting to hear about the plight of women in India.  Stirred into action, the six women engaged and united women of the church in sending out supporting female missionaries to foreign countries. Their first missionary was Isabella Thoburn. Two cents a week and a prayer were determined as an amount that would enable every woman of the church to participate.