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

UMW Fall Kick-Off

 Come join us for the UMW Fall Kick-Off on Monday, September 9th at 6:00 p.m.  We will have a light supper in the Gym before moving to the Sanctuary for our speakers from Family Core.  They will speak about their Single Parent Program.  We will be collecting these suggested items:

 Wal Mart Gift Cards ($20+)       Shell Gas Cards        Feminine Products

Reversible Car Seats (2-3)        Size 5 & 6 Diapers    Laundry Detergent 

Toilet Paper                                Toiletries                   School Supplies

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.




September 4




September 6


September 3


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

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


September 16

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

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

Gathering  Area at the Church  6:30 p.m.

All of these titles have a copy on the UMW book shelf in our church library.


Our next book club meeting will be October 8, at 6:30 in the Gathering Area.

 We’ll be reading The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward.  This book is on our UMW

bookshelf in the church library. I will request that it be brought into the Morton Public

Library on reserve for us starting six weeks prior to our meeting date. This book covers

a timely topic: immigration.  It is the “timeliest book you will read this year—a wrenching,

honest and painstakingly researched novel that puts a human face to the story of

undocumented youth desperately seeking their dreams in America.”

                                 Linda Coon