The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose PURPOSE is to know God and experience freedom as a whole person through Jesus Christ; develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
All women members of Christ of the Hills are considered a member of UMW and are welcome to attend any meeting, event or circle.
Christ of the Hills has 6 UMW Circle groups. Follow this link to see more information about each circle.
Social Action assists women in the Church in study, action and reflection regarding current and emerging social, economic, environmental and political issues. Areas that fall under Social Action are Thanksgiving baskets, Easter baskets, and Christmas gifts for the children (Angel Tree) delivered to needy families.
Membership Nurturing is the outreach that helps women members of the Church to see membership in UMW as a great opportunity for spiritual growth, leadership development, involvement in mission and meaningful participation in study and social action.
Service Opportunities We usher, act as greeters and readers, sing in the choir, serve on commissions as well as clean-up crews following dinner and programs, deliver food baskets, purchase gifts and bake cookies – and that’s only within the Church. Women of our Church also: make layettes, health kits, school and sewing supply kits for ingathering; provide Easter baskets, Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas Angel Tree gifts; hygiene items for Women, Youth & Children for local and surrounding area schools & charities; celebrate Grandparents Day with Undie Sunday (underwear, socks, and sweats are collected for local area schools); save Campbell’s Soup and other Campbell’s product labels, as well as General Mills’ box tops; cancelled stamps are sent to a Methodist retirement home in Gaithersburg, MD where they are sold to benefit the needs of seniors who have outlived their retirement funds; collect costume jewelry for sale at Methodist Outreach. *See UMW bookcase at the west end of Fellowship Hall for collection baskets and information about additional volunteer opportunities or contact the church office by phone or e-mail.
Reading Program The purpose of the Reading Program is to encourage United Methodist Women: To expand understanding of and participation in God’s mission; To increase sensitivity to all human beings – their needs, interest and concerns; To encourage critical thinking about issues facing humanity today; To grow in understanding of Scripture as it relates to Christian faith in contemporary life; To enhance self-knowledge and to act from that knowledge; To strengthen involvement in local and global Christian Mission. The Reading Program relates to each of the five mission emphases of the organization of the United Methodist Women: Education for Mission, Leadership Development, Nurturing for Community, Social Action, Spiritual Growth. The United Methodist Women’s Division chooses the books. The Division does not intend the readers accept each word or idea. They care and want you to be a knowledgeable and caring Christian about current issues. You will find these books in the Library, along with copies of the “Response” and “New World Outlook Magazines.”