United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women is a faith-based membership organization of laywomen within The United Methodist Church. Using the Internet web site of www.umc.org/who-we-are/united-methodist-women as a reference we find that the organization is now in the third year of celebration of the 150th year of existence. Commonly know as the UMW, members are committed to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ in community with other women and advocating on behalf of women, children and youth around the world. UMW members try to turn faith, hope and love into action through service and advocacy on behalf of women, children, youth and marginalized communities.
Locally, at Desert Chapel, they are seen at funeral memorial services, providing food and comfort to those who grieve. They are there at Christmas filing gift boxes for distribution to children in far-flung places. They prepare health care kits that are sent throughout the world. And this list of good deeds could be expanded many times by description of many things.
Our membership is small in numbers but large in spirit. In the calendar months of October through May we meet twice a month, a devotional and social gathering takes place at The Apache Junction Village Inn at 10:30 AM on the first Thursday of the month. On the second Thursday of each month a business meeting is held at Woeller Hall, at 1:30 P.M.
A general meeting will be at Woeller Hall on Thursday, December 12 at 1:30 P.M. The Christmas program will be given by Kathy Bausch. All women are welcome!