LEWISBURG UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
The United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as a 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. Membership shall be open to any woman who indicates her desire to become and participate in the Global Mission of the Church through the United Methodist Women.
The official emblem for the United Methodist Women combines the cross and a flame. The cross and flame are ancient symbols of Christ and Pentecost. The shape of the emblem is fluid and free flowing, suggesting change and mobility. “…I now remind you to stir into flame the gift of God which is within you.” (II Timothy 1:6)
Our heritage is one of sacrifice, witness and service. The emblem serves as a continuing reminder of both opportunity and obligation.
At Lewisburg United Methodist Church there are seven (7) circles of United Methodist Women. They are:
Circle I meets at 1:30 P.M. in the Asbury Room of Lewisburg United Methodist on the first Thursday of each month.
Circle II meets at 1:30 P.M. in the Willing Workers Class Room of Lewisburg United Methodist Church on the first Thursday of each month.
Circle III- FLAME (Friends Laughter Advice Methodist Enthusiasm) meets at 6:30 P.M. at Individual homes on the second Tuesday of each month.
Circle IV- SIS (Sisters In Spirit) meets at 6:30 P.M. at individual homes on the second Monday of each month.
Circle V meets at 10:00 A.M. in the church parlor of the Lewisburg United Methodist Church on the first Wednesday of each month.
Circle VI- GIFT (Growing In Faith Together) meets at 6:30 P.M. at individual homes on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
E-Circle (electronic circle) meets as needed through e-mail correspondence.
On the 4th Thursday of each month there is a General Meeting of the United Methodist Women at 12:00 noon, at which time there is a covered-dish luncheon. 45 minutes prior to the General Meeting there will be an Executive Meeting which will be held in the Willing Workers Class Room (except for the months of June, July and August).
Each circle of United Methodist Women has a duty each month, whether it is the program, being hostess at the General Meeting or cleaning up after the General Meeting. Also each circle is responsible for Women-in-the pulpit Sunday, the annual Bazaar, Senior Recognition Day and also helping with the Bloodmobile.
UMW missions include supporting the Greenbrier Youth Camp, Family Refuge Center, Penny Pitch, Greenbrier East and West Project Graduations, United Way, Shepherd's Center, Joyful Noise After School Program, Habitat for Humanity, Snack-in-Packs weekend lunch program, and Child Advocacy. In addition to giving to the community, the UMW also contributes to the WV Conference UMW Missions, Dorothy Lee Fund, World Thank Offering, Candle Burning, Brighter Future/Child and Youth, and many more. The UMW circles also prepare meals for bereaved families, anniversary celebrations, and farewell and welcoming receptions.
The Lewisburg United Methodist Women (UMW) chapter is connected to the West Virginia Annual Conference United Methodist Women, as well as the global United Methodist Women.
EACH AND EVERY WOMAN IN THE CHURCH IS INVITED TO ATTEND ONE THE CIRCLES AT ANY TIME. IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF A NURSERY, CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE AT 304-645-2727.
For additional information you may contact President Judi Kenaston at 304-645-1906 or the church office at 304-645-2727.