United Methodist Women/Mujeres Metodistas Unidas

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The United Methodist Women have been an important part of the church throughout its history. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the group was known as the Carolyn Brown Mission Society. As time went on there were many names; Womens Christian Society, Womens Society of Christian Service, and around 1968 became United Methodist Women (UMW).

In the 1960s and 1970s UMW held fundraising dinners with attendances of around 100 people. There were usually 5 or 6 circles within the group that would meet individually, then the whole group would meet monthly as UMW.

The UMW visits groups that we help fund, including Hospice, Hew Hope, and Rockford Urban Ministries (RUM).

Currently, Centennial has about 20 members in UMW, with 2 of those having been District Officers; Pam Herriott and Mary Magnuson. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month (except August) and have varied lessons with discussion and guest speakers.

The Purpose of the United Methodist Women

The Purpose is adopted by the General Conference of The United Methodist Church as the official mission statement of United Methodist Women:

“The 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”

Las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas han sido una parte importante de la iglesia a lo largo de su historia. A finales de 1800 y principios de 1900, el grupo era conocido como Carolyn Brown Mission Society. A medida que pasaba el tiempo había muchos nombres; Womens Christian Society, Womens Society of Christian Service, y alrededor de 1968 se convirtieron en United Methodist Women (UMW).

En las décadas de 1960 y 1970, UMW celebró cenas de recaudación de fondos con asistencia de alrededor de 100 personas. Por lo general, había 5 o 6 círculos dentro del grupo que se reunirían individualmente, luego todo el grupo se reuniría mensualmente como UMW.

El UMW visita grupos que ayudamos a financiar, incluidos Hospice, Hew Hope y Rockford Urban Ministries (RUM).

Actualmente, Centennial tiene alrededor de 20 miembros en UMW, de los cuales 2 han sido oficiales de distrito; Pam Herriott y Mary Magnuson. Nos reunimos el tercer miércoles de cada mes (excepto agosto) y tenemos lecciones variadas con discusión y oradores invitados.

El propósito de las mujeres metodistas unidas

El propósito es adoptado por la Conferencia General de la Iglesia Metodista Unida como la declaración oficial de la misión de las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas:

“Las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas serán una comunidad de mujeres cuyo propósito es conocer a Dios y experimentar la libertad como personas completas a través de Jesucristo; desarrollar una comunidad creativa y de apoyo; y para expandir los conceptos de misión a través de la participación en los ministerios mundiales de la iglesia “



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