United Methodist Women
Our emblem: The official emblem for United Methodist Women as well as for The United Methodist Church combines the cross and 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." -- 2 Timothy 1:6:
Our heritage: Our heritage is one of sacrifice, witness and service. The emblem serves as a continuing reminder of both opportunity and obligation.
- The Friendship Circle meets on the second Sunday of each month
- The Joy Circle meets on the third Tuesday of each month
- The Rose Circle meets on the third Thursday of each month
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The United Methodist Women of St Mark United Methodist Church invite you to join our loving, supportive sisterhood. We welcome you!
In addition to our service projects throughout the year, we also participate in the UMW Reading Program. Through reading, we are educated about missions; develop leadership skills & spiritual growth; explore ways to nurture our communities, ourselves & each other—sometimes leading us to take social action.
There are four UMW Reading Program Plans. All plans include reading from Response magazine (available in the church library).
Plan I participants read 5 books per year—1 book from each category.
The categories are: Education for Mission, Leadership Development, Nurturing for Community, Social Action & Spiritual Growth.
Plan II. III & IV participants read from New World Outlook magazine as well as from Response magazine. (Both are available in the church library.)
Plan II participants read 2 books from each of the 5 afore mentioned book categories.
Plan III participants read 2 books from each of the 5 categories, plus 5 additional books from any category.
Plan IV participants read 2 books from each of the 5 categories, plus 10 additional books from any category.
We give Reading Program Certificates out twice a year—at our summer picnic & at the Christmas dinner. Two weeks before these events, please turn in a list of books you’ve read along with their designated categories to Shirley Whiteaker. You can call or text her at (512) 791-0610 or email her at email@example.com. She’ll happily answer any of your Reading Program – or Joy Circle questions. Reading helps open our minds, as well as our hearts & our doors as we embrace God & His people.