United Methodist Women (UMW)

UMW is a group of women organized for mission. We are women like you . . . women of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds; employed, not employed; homemakers; businesswomen; single, married, divorced, young, middle-aged, and older women. We are women committed to mission. The giving of the United Methodist Women touches the lives of many persons around the world.

We invite you to be a member of United Methodist Women of Vancouver First. No matter who you are or where you are in your life at this moment, joining this group of committed women is a unique opportunity to move in harmony with other women who have been responding to God’s work. We have several fundraisers during the year to support our mission pledge and local needs.

Our unit consists of three circles and the Executive Board. Each circle meets once a month (see below for meeting times). Contact the church office for locations or additional meeting information.

You can read more about the UMW on the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries website.

Monthly Circle Meetings

Naomi Circle meets at the church the first Thursday of the month, at 10:00am, in the Conrad Room. For more information, call Sheila Leonhardt, 696-9558.

Rachel Circle meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:00am at circle members’ homes. For more information, call Mindy Ludolph, 695-7185.

AWAKE Circle meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in member’s homes.  For more information, contact Bev Thomas, 573-0399.

UMW Outreach

Each year at Christmas we gather all the baby quilts that we have made over the year. These quilts are displayed at church and Pastor David blesses them. This usually is done on the first Sunday of Advent. He also prays for the young people who will be receiving these quilts. I find that we in turn are blessed as we hear their stories and learn the impact these quilts make in their lives. This year we gave out approximately 70 quilts to the Evergreen Grad program, Hudson’s Bay Teen Program, Vida’s Ark, Open House  Ministries, and Share House. Our baby quilt outreach is open to anyone who would like to sew the kits we have put together. We can always use more help.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Circle Meeting Times

Naomi Circle
Naomi Circle meet on Thursday, October 6, in the the Conrad Room. Anyone interested in attending this circle may call Sheila at 360-696-9558.

A.W.A.K.E. Circle
A.W.A.K.E. Circle will not meet in October, however, we welcome new folks to join us anytime.  Please call Bev Thomas at 360-375-0399 for further information.

Rachel Circle
Rachel Circle will meet Wednesday, October 19, at the home of Jean Firestone at 10:00am. For further information, contact Marion Noe at 360-750-5952.

United Methodist Women’s Annual State Conference

 The Pacific Northwest Conference of United Methodist Women will have their annual meeting October 7-8, 2016 at Ronald UMC in Shoreline, Washington. Registration information is on the UMW Bulletin  Board across from the Conrad Room.

Quilting Fellowship

On the fourth Wednesday of each month, we get together to make quilt kits that can be taken home and sewn. Everyone is welcome to come and help cut and assemble the kits. As the year progresses, we will also have finished quilts that need to be tied. We meet in Room 8/9 from 9:30am-noon. Join us for this time of fun, fellowship and service! In 2013, over 100 baby quilts were blessed for our “Babies at Risk” program. These quilts were distributed all over Clark County.