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

United Methodist Women have had a very active and productive year with  2 circles and 40 members. We enjoy fellowship, learning about and supporting various mission projects, both locally and around the world, especially those missions with concerns for women and children.  Both  circles are partnering with the children’s Sunday school to provide blanket and bear bags for the fire first responders to give to children or adults who are traumatized. Between the 2 circles we have made and collected 16 blankets for the project  (checkout the Feb. newsletter photos & article.

Both circles are working on the mission study.  How Is It with Your Soul By Priscilla Pope-Levison and Jack Levison. This workshop revolves around the issue of bringing into balance the inner and outer dimensions of the Christian life. Organized around four verbs pray, learn, mentor and transform it will challenge you to become a more vibrant disciple of Christ. The first two verbs pray and learn communicate the power of inspiration, restoration and revitalization; they correspond to John Wesley’s teaching on works of piety. The second two verbs mentor and transform communicate the power of giving, reaching out and prophetic action; these correspond to John Wesley’s teaching on works of mercy.

Checkout these other pages about UMW here in Los Alamos, NM