For 150 years, UMW has been an outreach in the name of Christ, working for justice and peace; building a supportive community among women. Its compassionate service with women, children, and youth are a vital component of the church’s public witness to God’s love for all. A little about their history:

On March 23, 1869, in Boston, Massachusetts, Clementina Butler and Lois Parker informed six women members of the Methodist Episcopal Church about the desperate health care and educational needs of women in India. Their Call to Action raised funds to send Isabella Thoburn, a teacher, and Clara Swain, a doctor, to India. The meeting in March led to the formation of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society, the first of many Methodist women’s mission organizations to address the injustices imposed on women and girls in the 19th century.

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Lighthouse Fellowship’s United Methodist Women (UMW) has been around for over 30 years and is a wonderful organization for getting acquainted with other women.  Women of all ages—from late teens to 100—are welcome to join them.  They are extremely active, with each woman contributing her time and efforts to mission projects. They contribute to missions concerning women, children, and youth.

This year, the United Methodist Women organization is celebrating 150 years of women organized for mission!  And this Sunday, Lighthouse Fellowship is celebrating our Annual UMW Sunday.  Be sure to stop by their table in the lobby and speak with some of the UMW members to find out more!