The United Methodist Women is open to ALL women. Our purpose is to know God, to develop supportive fellowship by encouraging one another in spiritual growth and personal development and to serve others through local and global ministries.
When We Meet
Four large group meetings are held during the year. At these gatherings we have a potluck meal and a brief business meeting followed by a program highlighting one of our mission projects.
We meet in small groups called Circles. We have both daytime and evening circles. Our daytime Circles meet on the third Tuesday at 10am. The evening Circle meets on the second Monday at 6:30pm.
At Circle meetings we enjoy bible study, fellowship and food. In March our Circles meet together for a mission study. In December all Circles gather together for a Christmas worship Service and Luncheon.
We meet periodically in the church kitchen for fun and fellowship to prepare casseroles for those who need a little TLC. The casseroles are frozen and then distributed to anyone who has come home from the hospital, has just had a baby, or has lost a loved one. Last year 45 meals were delivered to 40 different households. This ministry really touches families at a time of need.
In October we meet in the church kitchen to make and freeze casserole side dishes for church members to use during the holidays. At our Annual Bake Sale the casseroles are sold and all of the proceeds are used for mission projects.
Every little girl is a princess, the daughter of the King of Kings! The goal of the Princess Project is to provide a new dress to little girls in need. We want the girls to know that they are loved and cherished. Each dress is prayed over and a prayer is included with the dress. We have sent dresses to Reelfoot Rural Ministries, Rio Bravo, Haiti, Belize and the United Methodist Neighborhood Center.
The UMW gather in the Servery the fourth Tuesday, January through April and August through October from 9 - 11:30am and again from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Everyone who has a passion for helping little girls and who has an interest in sewing is welcome. You do NOT need to be a seamstress! Whether you can cut fabric, press open a seam, sew on a button OR use a sewing machine, we would love to have you join us. It is not necessary to attend both sessions. Please come as your time allows.
United Methodist Neighborhood Centers
Our UMW supports the UMNC throughout the year in several ways: by putting together Easter baskets filled with toys and treats for the children at the Miriam Daycare Center; preparing Thanksgiving food baskets for the families served by the UMNC and providing gifts of clothing and toys for families in need at Christmas.
Methodist Hospital Auxiliary
We support the auxiliary through monies and service. Donations of travel sized toiletries and costume jewelry are taken to the hospital periodically. Our members make tray favors that are distributed at the hospitals to patients throughout the year.
The UMW supports this group by collecting paper products, household cleaning products and bingo prizes for the senior residents at their facilities. These supplies are delivered periodically throughout the year.
On the fourth Sunday of each month church services are held at Poplar Oaks by Circle members and a Collierville UMC pastor. We gather with the residents to sing and visit and then the pastor delivers a short message of peace and hope - a blessing for all of us.
Collierville Food Pantry
During the months of May and November the UMW assists at the food pantry helping to stock, re-shelf, pack and distribute food to clients....another rewarding experience!
UMW Reading Program
The UMW has their own library of books! Our Reading Program encourages members to think critically about current issues through an annual selection of member-reviewed books. It offers and excellent opportunity to deepen your spirituality and to broaden your understanding of the UMW mission work.
The Reading Program is a study opportunity, but the hope is for it to lead to action. The Program encourages United Methodist Women members to read books from each of these five areas: Nurturing for Community, Social Action, Leadership Development, Spiritual Growth and Education for Mission.