The organized unit of the United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know god and to experience freedom as a 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.
HUMW is part of an organization nation wide of about 1 million members. Our unit was established soon after the church was started in 1896 in Hernando and remains active to this day. We contribute to a variety of missions both here and abroad. Examples of our 2009 giving are: Hospice, Red Bird Mission in Kentucky, CASA, Citrus United Basket (CUB), Family Resource Center, and The Path, in addition to fulfilling our pledge to the district. Closer to home we buy the Upper Room magazines, furnish care packages to our shut-ins, provide the funeral receptions, purchase recommended books for the library, subscribe to Response and honor our Over 80 members in October. One member and her husband provide the refreshments for the fellowship between Sunday school and church service.
How Is This Accomplished?
Our contributions come from pledges from the members, donations, dimes from the circles, Annual tea, All daughters luncheon in May, bake sales in spring and fall and soon to be our very own cookbook.
Connection To The Church
We remain connected to the church body by a family liaison chairman providing support to members undergoing surgery and those in rehab and nursing homes. Members also knit prayer shawls, presenting them to women experiencing difficulties. We are represented on the administrative Council and many of our members also serve on other committees.
HUMW meetings are held at the church on the second Thursday of each month at 9:45am with the exception of July and August. All women regardless of membership in the church rare welcome. We have refreshments, of course, a business meeting and a short program.
Interests or comments on our group or events, please contact us via our secure Contact Us form or by calling 352.726.7245.
United Methodist Women will meet for their regular meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month. All women of the church are invited.