United Methodist Women

About United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women (UMW) is an international denominational faith organization for women whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating justice.

The purpose of United Methodist Women is

  • To know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ
  • To develop a creative, supportive fellowship
  • To expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

UMW of First United Methodist Church, Los Alamos

CREATE & DISCOVER- Meet on second Thursday of each month

Next meeting will be Thursday, February 13 at 7:15 p.m. on Zoom.

MARTHA CIRCLE  – Meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month

Martha Circle will meet Tuesday, January 25 at 1:15 p.m. on Zoom. Carol Mead has planned a very informative program on the Health Security Act. Your welcome to join us for fellowship. Contact the church office for the link. 

All Book Up – Next meeting in March.

The Girl with Seven Names is the next book for discussion at All Booked Up.   Mesa Library has a paper copy as well as an mp3 audio version. It’s on the UMW Kindle and there will be a paper copy in the UMW library.  Put March 9 on your calendar for meeting date.

This book is an extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.

As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and to realize that she had been brainwashed her entire life. Given the repression, poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be, as she had been told “the best on the planet”?

Aged seventeen, she decided to escape North Korea. She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family.