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United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.

United Methodist Women and The United Methodist Church’s principles and values include:
•Promoting the empowerment of women, children and youth.
•Promoting anti-racism and multiculturalism.
•Promoting inclusion and equity.
•Promoting fair labor practices.
•Promoting economic and environmental stewardship and sustainability.

The Vision of United Methodist Women 
Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.

Living the Vision
We provide opportunities and resources to grow spiritually, become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith into action.We are organized for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action.We equip women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments and churches.We work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems.We provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.
Source: www.unitedmethodistwomen.org

Officers
President –Betty Chipman
Vice President –Joyce Krukow
Recording Secretary –Barbara Hart
Treasurer –Carolyn Mott
Mission Coordinators –Carole Busick, Alta May Held, Nancy Kloberdanz, Barbara Hart
UMW Board meeting –First Thursday of each month beginning with fellowship at 9:00am in Room 25(does not meet in January, July, or August)
Circles: Meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month
Ruth Circle: 9:15am
Esther Circle: 9:30am
Sarah Circle: 9:30am

Missions

Come to worship –Depart to serve

“As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”John 20:21“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’”Isaiah 6:8

Local

Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank

Community Kitchen/Meals on Wheels

Salvation Army

National

AppalachiaService Project (ASP)

Women at the Well –Mitchellville Women’s Correctional Facility

County Cousins–A local consortium of churches that includes First United Methodist in Mason City, Clear Lake United Methodist, and Bethel United Methodist of Manly. The purpose of this consortium is to collect and distribute various items, including new or used clothing,dolls and toys, and garden seeds for planting in the spring. The group makes an annual trip to distribute these items to people in need in Belzoni, Mississippi. Consortium members collect and refurbish dolls and build wooden toys for children in preschools. Anyone may donate new or used clothing to any of the churches participating in the consortium.

Global
Larry Kies –Missionary in Africa

United Methodist Church In gathering 

United Methodist Committee On Relief(UMCOR)

Opportunities

The ministries at First United Methodist Church would not be possible without the varied talents of our volunteers.

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