United Methodist Women
Faith • Hope • Love in Action
We are women with a Purpose!
“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.” –UMW
Miami Lakes United Methodist Women (UMW) are focused on four areas of service.
We are a group of women just like you! That have come to know God and experience freedom through Jesus Christ. We pray and study together in our meeting programs and with our sisters during mission studies in our local area and conference activities.
We support each other with child care during our meetings, prayer, encouragement to read the Bible, and participate in local mission projects such as the Miami Rescue Mission for Women and Children and HIS House. It is important that we have fun together and this happens in sharing a meal at our meetings and special events with fundraising going to local missions.
Working for Justice Through Service & Advocacy
Beginning in 2016, United Methodist Women’s work will focus on four priority areas.
These issues were explored in depth at National Seminar 2015 in Chicago.
Helping women in our global community through: Global Outreach Programs
Finally, and Most Importantly
We are women of all ages who choose to join UMW to grow personally and collectively in programming and giving that includes our shared giving to the District Mission Pledge as well as using the prayer calendar at our meetings to acquaint ourselves with missionaries around the world. The integrity and dignity for women and children around the world is forefront in the actions of our mission dollars. It also can be felt in the monetary support for our local children to go to UM summer camp.
Our unit locally is close knit group so we join together with 800,000 other women in the USA, making pennies turn into hands that make the lives of women and children around the world safer and more productive. Women like you learn leadership as a local unit officer or as a candidate for Women’s Division administering a 17 million dollar budget for missions in this country and around the world.
Your participation is a blessing and a gift to yourself and others.
See us in action!
Are you ready for the journey? Please, contact Juana Lightborne, the MLUMW President, at the Church Office.
Members Make It All Possible. We have a meeting every first Wednesday of the month.
Why should I join United Methodist Women?
United Methodist Women is a community of women committed to mission. As a member you can take advantage of many opportunities, including the following:
- Prayer, Bible studies and spiritual retreats.
- Hands-on mission in local communities.
- Mission education experiences.
- Leadership development and training opportunities.
- Supporting work with women, children and youth.
- Partnership with women in mission in the country and around the world.
- Advocacy for social justice issues, including those pertaining to the environment, domestic violence, immigration and the many other concerns that impact the lives of women, children and youth.
- Engagement in racial justice issues.