First UMC Gonzales

United Methodist Women

UMW is a community of servant women. We want all church women to have the opportunity to attend a monthly gathering. At our March meeting, we finalized plans to begin the new Night Circle in August 2017. Both circles will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The Day Circle will meet at 10 am and the Night Circle will meet at 6 pm. We hope the two meeting formats will allow participation by women who could not attend a day meeting. Please join us in fellowship and in services through missions.

United Methodist Women 2017 Afternoon Tea
Forty ladies enjoyed time together at the UMW KICKOFF of the New Year sharing tea and refreshments in a lovely decorated environment. During our program guests gained insight regarding missions and ministries within our UMW organization as well as opportunities for serving within the First United Methodist Church as a whole . Guest received a newly established FUMC DIRECTORY of MISSIONS & MINISTRIES. The directories will be made available for all church members and visitors in the near future. It was our hope that guests who were not involved in missions would be drawn to one of the church's mission opportunities. And if they were currently involved, maybe they would want to seek other areas of service. A special "THANK YOU to ALL" who worked so hard to prepare for the festive event. "HATS OFF" to our welldressed Servers for the afternoon, David Frank, George Carpenter, K.E. Mathew, and Curt Rice. Tom Hertwig shared his talents of photography by documenting our Tea through pictures. After the program, our guest had the opportunity to take pictures in a center creatively designed for that purpose. Guests sat back, relaxed, and enjoyed their time together.

Important Dates for Baton Rouge District UMW
Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend.

August 19, 2017 - Mini Mission U at Broadmoor UMC, Room 101, Adult Education Building, Baton Rouge

October 10-14, 2017 - Conference Annual Meeting with Banquet FUMC, Bossier City, LA

November 4, 2017 - Baton Rouge District Annual Meeting at St Mark UMC  Registration at 8:30 am Program starts at 9 am.

Leadership Team Meetings:
August 5, 2017 at Broadmoor UMC in Room 201 Adult Education Building

October 21, 2017 at St Mark UMC 6217 Glen Oaks Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70811 Coffee at 9:30, Meeting starts at 10am