WHO IS A MEMBER?
Any woman may become a member if she chooses to join and commit herself to the PURPOSE of the organization.
Women of the United Methodist Church are not automatically members of the United Methodist Women. Membership is for those women who wish to participate through giving, prayer, study, action, or service. All Methodist women are welcome, and in fact, are encouraged to belong. Non-members of the United Methodist Church may also join.
WHY HAVE UNITED METHODIST WOMEN?
In the life of the church, women have been and wish to be:
• catalysts for continuing humanization of God's world,
• mobilizers for the resources of women,
• creators of new areas for participation in the church and the world,
• reconcilers working together with those of common concerns,
• active participants in the global mission outreach of the church.
We 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 emblem for United Methodist Women, as well as that for the church, combines the cross and a flame symbolizing the Holy Spirit. The cross and flame are ancient symbols of the church, dating back to the days of Christ and Pentecost. Each evokes images of sacrifice, witness, and service. Both remind us of the opportunities and obligations of discipleship. Paul’s ancient words to Timothy have fresh and contemporary meaning: “. . . I now remind you to stir into flame the gift of God which is within you . . .” (II Timothy 1:6 NEB)
Some of our recent activities are
- Organized luminaria in memory or honor of loved ones for the Christmas Eve service
- Organized a Mother’s Day and Father's Day's bulletin in memory or honor of special people with proceeds to local missions
- Organized the Spring Sale—a mission-money raiser and community and charitable benefit
- Organized and delivered Campbell product labels to Wesley House in Knoxville
- Hosted seniors from Wesley House for lunch/bingo
- Donated directly to UMW mission giving with a portion specifically designated for Ministries to Children
- Call to Prayer and Self Denial
- Good Samaritan Center
- Lenoir City–Panther Pack weekend food project
- Henderson Settlement
- Crisis Center for Women(IVAS)
- Kids First Child Advocacy Center
- Phillips Lifeline
- Red Bird Mission
- Boys and Girls Club Lenoir City
- Church Women United
- Brighter Future
- World Communion Scholarship
- United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
- Wesley House, Knoxville
- World Thank Offering
TRINITY UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
a community of interested, enthusiastic, and active women.
AGAPE GROUP meets at the church for a program at 10:30 AM on the first Monday of each month except June, July, August, and December.
As a unit pledged to missions, the group supports specific mission projects: UMCOR, Hope and Wholeness for Children and Youth, Wesley House, and the Morgan-Scott Project. We make an annual pledge to Missions; we give World Thank Offerings, Love Offerings, and an offering during the Call to Prayer and Self-Denial. We participate in Bible Studies, spiritual enrichment activities, and the Reading Program.
Locally, each group selects projects for special services to individuals and families in the community; provides service in the church, to the sick, handicapped, and people in nursing homes; serves the church with meal preparation and supplies; and seeks to give care and love to all.