Methodist Women

 

 

 

 

 

The United Methodist Women shall be 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;
  • to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

Who is Tabernacle UMW’s “community of women”?

We are a multigenerational group of ladies that get together in many ways:

1. The United Methodist Women (UMW) at Tabernacle have two small group “circles” of women that meet regularly.

  • Rosa Miller Circle meets the first Wednesday of every other month at 10:30 in room 413 at Tabernacle Church.  The Next Meeting will be Aug
  • Dorcas Circle meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1pm at a ladies house.  For info on meeting place contact Sherri Stadtler 540-548-1629

2. Tabernacle UMW has a full group, general meeting, 5 times a year.  Our remaining meetings are:

  • August 11th  3pm in room 413
  • October 13th 3pm in room 413

How does Tabernacle’s UMW strive “To know God”

We participate in worship, bible studies and Sunday school. We also have a book club that meets throughout the year reading different books from the UMW Reading Program.  There are 3books left this year to meet and discuss! Come join us!

  • The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward Discussion August 11th 4;30pm room 413
  • Eleanor: A Spiritual Biography by Harold Ivan Smith Discussion Sept. 8th 4;30pm
  • The Devil Came Down To Chinatown by Christine Taylor Discussion Oct,13 4:30pm

 

How does Tabernacle’s UMW “develop a creative and supportive Fellowship”?

This year we have hosted a church wide Ladies Tea.  We have meet for lunch downtown at the Micah Café.  We attend circle meetings and general meetings, along with participating in District events such as the Spiritual Day Apart.  More information regarding District events can be found at https://www.rappahannockriverdistrict.org/ministries/umw

We will host a church-wide Advent Luncheon bringing our family together to celebrate the season and focus on how our church is faith, hope and love in action.  The Luncheon in 2019 is Sunday Dec 1, 12:30 in the Fellowship Hall.

 How does Tabernacle’s UMW “expand concepts of mission”?

  • We give to the UMW Pledge to Mission For a comprehensive listing of the mission outreaches this supports go to https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org 
  • We give to Youth With A Mission (YWAM) to support Alexi Worthen, a missionary in Thailand that grew up as a young child at Tabernacle.
  • We help support Spotsylvania Emergency Concerns Association (SECA)
  • We help support Micah Ministries (donations, warmth tree, serving, eating at café)
  • We collect pop top bottle tabs in baskets around the church and give to Empower House which they use to help fund items needed
  • We collect 1st Class used stamps. Fund from this collection are sent onto UMCOR.
  • We read Response Magazine and participate in activism to change laws or help implement laws to help women, children, and youth in our country. We participate in studies regarding social, spiritual, and justice issues of our world.

ALL WOMEN ARE INVITED TO COME JOIN US IN LIVING OUR PURPOSE.  WE ARE MULIT-GENERATIONAL.  WE ARE SOCIAL ACTION FOCUSING, JUSTICE SEEKING, MISSION SUPPORITNG, JESUS CHRIST SHARING WOMEN.    

Questions? Contact Sherri Stadtler 540-548-1629 djnrook@yahoo.com