United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women of FUMC Hillsville invites all women of our church to learn how they can promote love for each other, for those in need, and for children, youth and women of all ages. At a local level we are organized as a Unit with two circles: “Sunshiners” circle meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm. “Lamplighters” meet on the third Monday at 7:00 pm for the months of April – September and meet with “Sunshiners” for the colder months of October – February. Exception: Combined Unit meetings are held during the months of March, June, September & December. UMW of First United Methodist Church, Hillsville has several projects and programs that we do on an annual or ongoing basis, as follows:
  • Each year in February, we send Valentine Goodie Boxes to our college students or military who are within 4 years of high school. The boxes include items such as baked goods, packaged snacks, school supplies (pens, pads, highlighters), and personal items such as chapstick.
  • In March, we have our Prayer and Self-Denial Service and Agape Meal.
  • For our June and September combined circle meetings, we have a covered dish meal and program.
  • In May, we recognize all mothers with a Mother’s Day Bulletin.
  • We recognize all fathers with a Father’s Day Bulletin.
  • We lead worship services on UMW Sunday, featuring a special guest speaker.
  • Each November we collect for the World Thank Offering.
  • On the first Tuesday in December, we combine with FUMC Happy Seniors to have the annual Happy Seniors Christmas Luncheon. Senior adults in the community are invited, and the meal, entertainment and goodie bags are free. In recent years, we have had over 90 participants.
  • We coordinate and maintain FUMC’s Altar Flower List of Volunteers.
  • Each year we have a special “Hands-On” Project.

Valentine "Goodie Boxes" Project

Each year we send Valentine "goodie boxes" to our college students or military who are within 4 years of high school. The boxes include items such as baked goods, packaged snacks, school supplies (pens, pads, highlighters), and personal items such as chapstick.

Christmas Luncheon for Senior Adults

On the first Tuesday in December, the United Methodist Woman and FUMC Happy Seniors combine to have a Christmas Luncheon. Senior Adults in the Community are invited, and the meal and entertainment are free. December 2009 was our eighth year and we had over 90 participants.

Visit Wytheville District UMW:

http://www.wythevilledistrictumc.org/

Visit Website of United Methodist Women, Holston Conference:

http://holston.org/ministries/lay-ministries/united-methodist-women/