United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women Sunday
January 28th is United Methodist Women Sunday is Jan. 28.  has accepted our invitation to be the guest speaker. Dione is the present Co-Lay Leader of the South District and serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry. She attended the 2016 Jurisdictional and General Conferences as a delegate and reserve delegate, in that order. For the past 19 years her day job has been as the Director of the Counseling program and a professor at Point Loma Nazarene University. The graduate students she works with are seeking futures as counselors for either K-12 or college age students. UMW is proud to introduce her to UMC Vista on Jan. 28th.
 
 
 
Circle Activity
Pictured are some of the members of UMW Ruth Circle enjoying a delicious brunch prepared by Linda Grider for their December meeting. An added highlight was  a touching and uplifting video for the devotional presented by Rollin that featured a tender story in song about Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus.
 
 
Upcoming Meetings:
 
United Methodist Women’s Corner
The UMW Circles meet January 9: Kenworthy/
• Esther Circles will meet in the Chapel at 2:00 pm. Ruth Circle will meet at Coco’s at 9:30 am.
The UMW leadership meeting is Jan. 16 at 1:00 • pm in Fellowship Hall.

OUR PURPOSE

United Methodist Women are 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.

THE VISION

Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.

LIVING THE VISION

We provide opportunities and resources to grow spiritually, become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith into action.

We are organized for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action.

We equip women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments and churches.

We work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems.

We provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.

WHO IS A MEMBER?

A member of United Methodist Women is anyone who indicates her desire to  belong to and participate in the global missions of the church through United Methodist Women and its purpose.  Being a member of the United Methodist Church is not required, nor is there any minimum age requirement.

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

United Methodist Women is a national organization with nearly one million members whose purpose is to foster spiritual growth, develop leaders, and advocate for justice.  Members raise approximately $20 million a year for programs and projects related to women, children, and youth in the United States and in more than 130 countries around the world.