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. Centenary’s unit meets approximately four times a year for business meetings. The UMW has five circle groups: Hope, For Heaven’s Sake, Spirit, Mary-Martha, and Ruth. The Centenary UMW provides many opportunities for service and fellowship: delivering doorbell dinners, providing hostesses for the Fellowship Time, serving funeral dinners, participating in UMW Sunday, a Spring Salad Luncheon, Mother-Daughter Banquet, a Cookie Walk, a Christmas Brunch, the Reading Program, and a Garden Walk. There are also opportunities to participate with the larger community of women through Church Women United, the LaMoine River District UMW, and the Illinois Great Rivers UMW.

UMW MEMBERSHIP

Our Centenary’s UMW is blessed to have a wide variety of ages represented in our membership. All women in the Centenary family are welcome to be UMW members. Belonging to a circle is encouraged because of the close fellowship that it provides. However, neither official church membership nor circle membership is required to participate in UMW.

BEYOND OUR LOCAL CHURCH

Centenary United Methodist Women join with women beyond our local church for fellowship, spiritual growth, and missions. We belong to and participate in:

READING PROGRAM

If you like to read, you will find a bookshelf full of good books in the church parlor next to the piano.  The UMW Reading program has books that will inspire you, educate you, and challenge you.  Roberta Randorf has prepared a list of the books.  We use the honor system to check out books. Simply sign a card with your name and the name of the book and put it in the file box.

Enjoy viewing pictures of current and past UMW Salad Luncheons and Mother & Daughter Banquets.

President:  Diana Phillips
Vice President: Pat Baptist
Secretary: LuAnne Woodrum
Treasurer: Martha Vaché

MISSION COORDINATORS

Education and Interpretation: Terri Benz
Membership, Nurture, and Outreach: Jarice Crenshaw
Social Action: Bonita Day
Spiritual Growth: Shelby Pennell
Secretary of Program Resources: Roberta Randorf
LaMoine District UMW Shepherd: Marilyn Mieher, Carlinville, Illinois

CIRCLE LEADERS

Hope Circle: Martha Vaché
For Heaven’s Sake Circle: Debbie Belzer
Ruth Circle:
Spirit Circle: Angi Freitag
Mary Martha Fellowship:

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

Church Women United Rep: Diane Webster
Doorbell Dinners: Pat Baptist and Diane Webster
Fellowship Hour: Kristin Clancy
Funeral Dinners: Pat Baptist, Jane Lair, Diane Webster, and Debbie Belzer
Kitchen: Debbie Belzer
Nominations: Angi Freitag, Spirit Circle Leader
Ordering Supplies: Debbie Belzer and LuAnne Woodrum
Prayer Chain Coordinators: Pat Baptist
Program Books: Brenda Lane