United Methodist Women


MISSION STATEMENT:  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. Our unit purpose is to raise money for Missions LOCALLY, STATE AND WORLD WIDE.

United Methodist Women Sunday- Please check out this web address! https://youtu.be/5ArdvqDCHuk



Do you need TerriLynn products or RADA kitchen items?

You can order TerriLynn products online at


Kathy Churchill (263-7524) can assist with RADA kitchen items.  She has a very nice selection on hand.

These sales are an integral

component of our Morton UMW

missions fundraising


Cell Phone Donations

 At our District meeting this past month, it was announced that in 2017, the Center for Prevention of Abuse had received over 800 cell phones from our District UM churches.  I think it’s amazing that almost 100 of those phones were from our Morton church!  Right now, I have 20 phones ready to deliver, so we’re off to a good start for 2018.  You can drop them off in the gathering area at the church in a box labeled for phone   donations.  The Center wipes them clean and programs them for 911 calls only.  They are then distributed to women for use in emergencies.  What a good way to recycle your old cell phones.


February 5




February 6


January 7


11:30 a.m.    Seasons Restaurant    3rd Wednesdays

(No meetings in January, June, July , August )


January 20 

Anyone not a member of a Circle may also be included in the directory on the At-Large page.


We are Christ-Centered & Missions Focused Women of Faith!



(Board Members include our officers and circle chairpersons.)

Retiring President:  Linda Coon | Vice President:  Lynn Goers

Secretary: Carrie Hoefling | Treasurer:  Nicole Potts

Education & Interpretation: Traci Sullivan

Program Resources: Linda Clauser

Membership, Outreach & Nurture:  Mary Barrick | Spiritual Growth: Cheri Patterson

Communications: Kathy Dallinger

Nominations: Erin Jones | UMW Products: Kathy Churchill

Funeral Dinners: Barb Howard | Sharon Gilbert

Kitchen Coordinator/Social Action:  Sarah Losey

Craft Market:  Cheri Patterson, Jan Sampson, Jan Pontius,

Erin Jones, Kathy Dallinger, Melissa Smallenberger


Circle Leaders

Abigail –                      | Hannah – Kathy Churchill/Linda Clauser

Ruth – Lois Lichti | Sarah – Debbie Veltman

Joanna – Mary Barrick & Lauren Middleton


Abigail Circle:  Call Church office for dates and times.

Hannah Circle:   9:30 a.m. Gathering Area 1st Thursday (No Meetings in Jan, June, July, & Aug)

Ruth Circle: 11:30 a.m. Season Restaurant 3rd Wednesdays (No meeting in June, July, & Aug) 

Joanna Circle: 7:30 p.m. Youth Room 1st Tuesday (No meetings in June, July, & August)

Sarah Circle:     7:00 p.m. Gathering Area 3rd Mondays (No meetings in June, July, & Aug)


 All meetings are held in the

Adult Education Room 1 at the Church  6:30 p.m.

Our next book club meeting will be January 28, at 6:30 p.m.  We’ll be reading The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.  I have requested it be brought into the Morton Public Library on reserve for us starting six weeks prior to our meeting date.   The book is a true story about women who answer Eleanor Roosevelt’s call to go out and deliver books as a part of a traveling library in Kentucky. They become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. It is a story of women’s friendship, courage, and love. Linda Coon


Welcome Patti Erwin

Our New UMW Historian! 

Be sure to send Patti photos of any recent and even historical UMW events you may have in your personal files and would like to share.  If you have questions, she can be reached via phone at

309-263-0751 or by email at pate82000@yahoo.com.