St. Paul’s chapter of United Methodist Women (UMW) is one of tradition and fellowship. This history of UMW is long and rish in the Methodist Church, with its beginnings in 1869, and with several changes of name. Its mission and purpose has always been the same:
To be a community of women whose purpose is to love 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 UMW unit at St. Paul is an active one, interested in mission, caring for each other and for those of our community who are in need, education of members and others, and sincere Christian fellowship and love. St. Paul’s UMW meets at 10:00 a.m. on the first Monday of each month, September to June, in the church’s Fellowship Hall. All members meet together at this time, rather than in the traditional “UMW circles.” At a meeting, members enjoy dessert and coffee, a sharing time, reports of past and current business matters of the unit, a devotional, discussion of mission projects and assignments, and a speaker from the community. The members of St. Paul UMW are always inviting and open to women who wish to visit a meeting and consider joining St. Paul United Methodist Women.