United Methodist Women

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The World Thank Offering program will be Thursday,  November 15th at 7:00 pm,, in the Fellowship Hall    Martha Circle will present the program.   Rebekah Circle will serve as Hostess.

LIGHTWEIGHT CORN  Brooms — Fall Cleaning encourages the purchase of a new lightweight corn  broom for $10.00.   United Methodist Women sell brooms to raise money for mission projects.

Reading Program

Strengthen your spiritual growth and knowledge of social action and mission through the Reading Program.    RESPONSE Magazine and books are available to check out in the Christian Fellowship classroom at the back of the sanctuary.       Several members have read one book in each of the following categories to receive credit for 2018.   

  1.  Education for Mission
  2. Leadership Development
  3. Nurturing for Community
  4. Social Action
  5. Spiritual Growth

There is still time to finish books for 2018.  Click on the list below for eligible books.  Some may be available at the Clark County Public Library.

All Reading Program Titles 2013 – 2018

District Annual Gathering

Kathy, Jeri, Becky and Kathy joined 125 women from the Miami Valley United Methodist Churches on Saturday, September 29th in Troy.   A morning of worship and the informative program learning about district mission sites, including the Springfield Open Hands Free Store were enjoyed by all.




 Martha Circle will meet Thursday, April 26th, 7:00 pm at the home of Bette Ross.

The Spring Mother-Child Carry-In Dinner will be Tuesday, May 8th, 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. All women and children of the church are invited to attend. Sponsored by United Methodist Women.

The annual United Methodist Women Bake Sale will be on Saturday, May 12th, 9:00 am, in the Shoemaker’s Parking Lot. Bake and/or Buy to support local mission projects.

Pastor Jeff will deliver the sermon for the United Methodist Women Sunday on April 22nd. Jeri will also give an Annoor Update, and an offering will be taken for our yearly gift to Annoor Sanatorium. We remember Lester Gates who served in mission at Mafraq.


Nancy Jane W., Nancy W., Teresa W., and Kathy M. completed the requirements for the 2017 United Methodist Women Reading Program.   Enrich your spiritual life and understanding of mission by reading 5 books from the categories below.          Click on the link below to see all titles from the last 5 years which will count for the 2018 program.  Highlighted books on the list are donated by members and available on the shelf in the Christian Fellowship Classroom.   Check at the Clark County Public Library for availability of others.

  1.  Education for Mission
  2. Leadership Development
  3. Nurturing for Community
  4. Social Action
  5. Spiritual Growth

All Reading Program Titles 2013 – 2018

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  • Join us on November 16th at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall for the World Thank Offering program and officer installation.
  • Nut Sale orders are due Oct. 11th.     Check Recent Posts for the price list.
  • Join us on September 21st at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall to learn about the three United Methodist Church missionary conferences.    The topic of Missionary Conferences was a study area at Mission U this summer.     A business meeting will follow with refreshments afterwards.   All ladies of the church are invited!
  • Some members keep a blessing container (recycled plastic or glass jar) to collect change during the year for the World Thank Offering in November.  Consider this as a way to be thankful for our many blessings .  World Thank Offerings as well as pledges are welcome at any time of the year.   These gifts support many mission/outreach projects for women, children and youth.
  •    Too much sweeping over the spring and summer?    Consider replacing your                              broom by purchasing a new lightweight corn broom for $10.00.  United                                      Methodist Women use the profits from broom sales to support local missions.                          Contact Kathy McGrath if interested.
  • To access the Fall 2017 Issue of the Miami Valley District newsletter THE VOICE, click on  https://www.facebook.com/MVDUMW/.      Registration forms for the district Fall Gathering (Oct. 14 at Tipp City) and the West Ohio Conference Annual Celebration (Oct.28 at Faith Community in Xenia) are included.
  • Registration is now open for the 19th UMW   Quadrennial Assembly, May 18 – 20, in Columbus, OH.   The theme for Assembly is “The Power of Bold.” The event will mark the official celebration of the organization’s 150th anniversary and will also return to the location of the  first Assembly in 1942.   Join 8,000 United Methodist Women in our own ‘backyard’!   For more information,  check  https://umwassembly.org/   

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The Reading Program list of books (available locally) is on the bookshelf in the Christian Fellowship classroom at the back of the sanctuary or click on the link below.  For 140 years, Methodist women have participated in the reading program.    Books are selected each year for spiritual growth and increased knowledge of mission work.

Updated March 2016 list of book titles for the UMW Reading Program from 2012 to 2016 (pdf).

Note: Red Titles in Clark County Library were checked the year the book was listed. More Titles may have been added in years after list was published. Green titled Church editions are in Enid’s classroom.  Read 1 book in each of the five categories to earn credit for our unit.  Books read in previous years but not counted, may be used for credit the next year, as long as they appear on the list from the past 5 years.   Register books read with Kathy McGrath at any time during the year.

Also see http://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/members-leaders/readingprogram for more info.

About United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Women vision is:  Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.    The South Charleston UMW Unit completed requirements to be recognized as a Silver Level Unit and earned the ‘5 Star Giving Award’ for 2014.

Through pledges and fund raisers, our unit contributes to missions here and around the world:

S. Charleston Area:

  • Manna Food Pantry
  • Houston Fund
  • Community Vacation Bible School

Springfield Area:

  • Project Woman
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Nehemiah Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Pregnancy Resource Center

Global Missions:

  • Call to Prayer and Self Denial
  • World Thank Offering
  • Miami Valley District Pledge & 5 Star Mission giving
  • Heifer International
  • Red Bird Mission

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  • Spring Mother Child Luncheon will be May 7th at 2 pm.   All women of the church are invited.
  • District Spiritual Growth Retreat – May 6th, 9 – Noon, at Springfield Grace UMC.


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Send a birthday card or e-mail birthday greeting to a mission worker who shares your birthday.   We have the opportunity to give encouragement to our workers in the mission field. Everyone is invited to participate.   Forms to register are on the sanctuary table.