Englewood United Methodist Women
Who We Are
The organized unit of 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 and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the Church.
Methodist Women’s Mission work began in 1856 with the establishment of a Methodist Mission in India. In 1869, the Women’s mission work was called the Women’s Foreign Missionary Society.
In 1939, the Women’s Society of Christian Service and Wesleyan Service Guild was formed.
In 1964, Women’s Division was reorganized under the Methodist Board of Missions.
In 1972, the name was changed to United Methodist Women. We were restructured in 1997.
In 2012 United Methodist Women were restructured to better meet the needs of the local units.
UMW members make a monetary pledge in January of each year to support our Missions.
Our District has 45 units and over 3,000 members. We are known as the South west District of Florida.
Fellowship Unit Meetings
1st Thursday of each month October through May, noon in Fellowship Hall.
Upcoming Unit Meetings:
Thu, Jan 31, 2019 | 11:30 am
2nd Wednesday noon, Fellowship Hall
2nd Thursday 10:00 am, EUMC Room 100
2nd Thursday 9:30 am in homes
Contact Membership Chairman, Maryilyn Smith 941-474-0800.
Each of our circles actively participate in our Creative Workshop.
Please join us and make a difference!
- Children’s Clothes Closet
- Bethune Cookman
- Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
- Englewood Elementary school supplies
- Habitat for Humanity (Charlotte County)
- Habitat for Humanity (Sarasota County)
- Helping Hand
- Lemon Bay High School – Project Graduation
- Literacy Council
- Loveland School
- Meals on Wheels
- Partners for Youth – South County YMCA
- Preschool Scholarship (Foundations)
- Prison Ministry
- Sue and David Whitlock, missionaries
- United Methodist Children’s Home