United Methodist Women

United Methdist Women: With approximately 800,000 members, United Methodist Women (UMW) is the largest denominational faith organization for women in the world.  It is involved in programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.


At Shepherd of the Hills, the United Methodist Women unit meets at 1:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month except June, July, and August.  All women are invited.  We at the local level are also concerned with helping women and children, which we do through educational programs at our meetings, as well as by encouraging our members to read Response magazine and participate in the UMW Reading Program. Financially, we help by sending a portion of the money that is donated by our members to our parent organization to help with the mission work mentioned above, and we donate to a number of local charities whose mission is to help women and children.


Since May 2013, our unit has contributed handmade “pillowcase dresses” to the Dress a Girl Around the World organization. Dresses are given to girls who might never have another dress of their own. Occasionally, we divert dresses to other organizations, like the Shonto Navajo School and the Bahamas Methodist Habitat. In less than three years, with just a handful of seamstresses, we have made a total of 708 dresses, mostly using fabric donated to us for the project. We also make tote bags for the Dove Center.


Please contact Karen Cole at (925) 708-3655 or via email at karen.cole@att.net with any questions about United Methodist Women or our dress project.

 

 

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