UMW

United Methodist Women (UMW)

UMW 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 concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

Asbury UMW Meetings

Asbury´s UMW unit meets monthly, alternating between the first Thursday at 9:00 AM and the first Sunday at 12:30 PM. A light luncheon is provided at Sunday meetings. Meetings include social time and programs on various topics.

Besides being part of the at-large group, members can join circles that meet in members´ homes or at the church. There are three current Asbury UMW circles:

  • Elizabeth Circle, which meets the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 AM.
  • Hannah Circle, which meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:15 PM.
  • Ruth Circle, which meets the third Thursday of the month at 9:30 AM.

You do NOT need to be a United Methodist OR meet an age requirement to be a member. ANY woman who is committed to the Purpose of the UMW and is ready to engage in mission, study, personal growth and social action can join!

Please contact Asbury UMW President, Vicki Kerley for more information or the church office at 299-0643.

UMW Reading Program

Reading Program: The Purpose of the UMW Reading Program is to encourage people to:

  • Expand understanding of and participation in God’s mission.
  • Increase sensitivity to all human beings – their needs, interests and concerns.
  • Encourage critical thinking about issues facing humanity today.
  • Grow in understanding of Scripture as it relates to Christian faith in contemporary life.
  • Enhance self-knowledge and to act from that knowledge.
  • strengthen involvement in local and global Christian mission.

Any person who wants to participate in the Reading Program should follow one of the plans below. When the required number of books and magazines have been read, readers are to report their reading to their local-unit secretary of program resources.

Plan I
  • 4 books each year.
  • 1 book each from 4 different categories.
  • Selections from the reading lists if not included in previous reports (may include youth books).
  • Regular reading of Response magazine.
Plan II
  • 10 books each year.
  • At least 2 books from 4 different categories.
  • Regular reading of Response and New World Outlook magazines.
  • Selections from the reading lists if not included in previous reports (may include youth books).
  • Regular reading of Response and New World Outlook magazines.
Plan III
  • 15 books each year.
  • 8 books with at least 2 from each category.
  • 7 additional books from ANY category.
  • Selections from the reading lists if not included in previous reports (may include youth books and children’s books).
  • Regular reading of Response and New World Outlook magazines.
Plan IV
  • 20 books each year.
  • 8 books with at least 2 from each category.
  • 12 additional books from ANY category.
  • Selections from the reading lists if not included in previous reports (may include youth books and children’s books).
  • Regular reading of Response and New World Outlook magazines.

Most books can be found in Asbury’s library on the cart labeled UMW Reading Program. Many can also be found at the Albuquerque Public Library. Categories include: Education for Mission, Nurturing for Community, Social Action, and Spiritual Growth. Large Print books are also available.

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