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.


Morton UMW & UMM Soup & Pie Supper

A Soup and Pie Supper for the whole church is being hosted by the UMM and UMW on March 28, at the church at 5 p.m. A free will offering is being accepted for the supper with those proceeds being split between UMM and UMW for missions.

Following the supper,   Pastor Gabe and Debbie Veltman will provide a travelogue of their trip to the Holy Land in the  Sanctuary.

Sign up will begin on Sunday, March 15, in the Commons Area, so that the cooks have an idea of attendance for supper. 



March 4 – 9:00 a.m. in AE1




 March 5 – 9:00 a.m. 


March 3 – 7:00 p.m.


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

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

March 18  – 11:30 a.m


March 14. 

Dream Center with Lunch-NO MEETING March 16



 All meetings are held in the

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

   Our next Book Club Meeting will be March 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Room AE1. We will be reading  Educated by Tara Westover. 

I have requested it be brought into the Morton Public Library on reserve for us starting six weeks     prior to our meeting date. The author, Westover, was born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho.  She was seventeen before she was in a classroom. Her family lived a very isolated life.  They were fearful of education and the government. Once one of         Westover’s older brothers enrolled in college; she thought she, too, should be educated. 

This book is her memoir. Linda Coon



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)



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.