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UMW – United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Women meet the second Wednesday of each month in Fellowship Hall from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (except June, July and August, please check calendar for any other updates).

Shepherd of the Hills UMW seeks to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the local and global ministries of the church. Membership is open to all women who desire to belong and to participate in the UMW mission.

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. All women are invited. 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 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. We have just a handful of seamstresses, but others help by donating materials or cutting fabric. To date, we have made a total of 1,300 dresses, mostly using fabric donated to us for the project. We also make tote bags and pajamas for the Dove Center.

Please contact Karen Cole through the church office, phone or email.