First United Methodist Church - La Grange, IL
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

United Methodist Women

Being a UMW member provides an opportunity to make faithful positive contributions to the lives of others while enjoying the friendship of other women.  As United Methodist Women we strive to be a Christian presence in the lives of those close to us and all people wherever they live.

Purpose - The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand the concept of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.  (Article 3 of the Constitution)


UMW Mission Team meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm in the Agenda/Kee classroom (Room 15).  All members are welcome to this open session


A variety of other interesting programs are offered throughout the year:

  •  Concerts & Desserts - attend our annual fall concert series and enjoy a selection of yummy desserts. Date & Time TBA.
  • Cookie Walk - the annual December cookie walk is December 13, and is a primary fundraiser for missions. Church members donate homemade Christmas cookies which are sold by the pound just in time for the holiday season. 
  • Thank Offering Sunday - in February. UMW will present an uplifting and enlightening worship service. Money collected will go toward global missions supported by UMW. 
  • UMW Mission Night - In May, UMW hosts a mission night on a Wednesday after the TGiW season has concluded, with dinner, games & prizes. 
UMW Interest Groups
  • Sarah Group - Meets at Plymouth Place on the third Thursday of odd numbered months, from 9:30-11:oo am. Breakfast and a speaker or devotions are included in these meetings. 
  • Sew What Quilt Ministry - Women interested in quilting will enjoy this group. No experience is necessary.
  • Knit Wits - Meets twice a month (first Mondays at the church, and 3rd Thursdays at a member's house) from 7:00-9:00 pm and is open to all women interested in knitting and crocheting. 
  • Third Thursday Reading Group - Reading books and sharing ideas provides the focus for this group.
  • Bookworms - Meets the third Monday of the month from 1:00-3:00 pm to discuss a variety of books. 
  • Caring Callers - Remember those who are homebound or in need so they can continue to feel part of the women's group and our church.