The United Methodist Women have a rich history of missions and outreach in the United Methodist Church. It began in 1869 as the Methodist Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, and its first project was to provide schooling and medical care to young women in India. Other Foreign Mission Societies began in other denominations, and they became powerful, indepedent, women's organizations that sent hundreds of missionaries all over the world and supported many projects.
All of these foreign mission societies combined when the United Methodist Church was formed in 1968, and the United Methodist Women were born. United Methodist Women continue to be a force for justice and the aid of women and children all over the world.
Their mission statement is "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."
I want to invite you to be a part of the United Methodist Women at Medina FUMC. We will meet tonight (Monday, February 15. You can DVR the Grammys) at 6:30 at the church. If you can't make it tonight, please watch your bulletin and newsletters for announcements of future meetings!
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