GROUPS & MINISTRIES
The Purpose of United Methodist Women
The 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.
University UMC has 4 active circles (smaller groups of members) meeting different needs:
Joyful Adams-Creel Circle – This circle meets every third Thursday at 2PM in different members’ homes.
Mary and Martha Circle – Meetings for this circle are held every 2nd Thursday at 6PM at the home of one of the members.
Nell Hayes Circle – This circle meets as needed and most of the ladies in it are working outside of the home. This group sends cards quarterly to homebound and grieving UMW members and others.
GALS (Growing As Loving Servants) – The circle of young women meets periodically, usually at church.
Pease contact the church office at 337-477-2003 for more information and a circle contact person.
The UMW is very active at University UMC both within our church family and also within our community. The ladies feed approximately 200 students at the Wesley Foundation on McNeese State campus twice a year. Missions include sponsoring academic rewards, teacher appreciation and end-of-the-year parties in a nearby school. We collect soup labels and boxtops for schools to benefit Redbird Mission.
Members are involved in numerous other mission activities including making and distributing prayer shawls, collecting contents/assembling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, working in the local food pantry, making dresses for impoverished children, participating in the literacy effort at a local school, donating supplies and money to several missions, as well as other projects. This group of ladies are truly God’s hands and feet serving others.
UUMC Men’s Ministry seeks to strengthen our identity as men of God. We seek to intentionally guide men of all ages into a transformational relationship with Jesus. We strive to grow together into spiritually mature disciples in a community of brotherhood, in Christian fellowship, in effective discipleship and missional outreach at University UMC. For more information on our next event, contact Rev. Chris Hyde at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to be offering Building Better Moms to the Lake Charles area! We will be connecting moms right where they are to fellowship, learn, grow and serve together! The focus of this group revolves around:
- Learning how to be better equipped as a parent through speakers and group discussion on current topics that are meaningful to moms of today.
- Growing through a supportive network of moms; growing through friendships; and growing in faith, as a result of being involved in the program.
- Serving in the community through missions projects that are meaningful and impactful, while being realistic about each woman’s very busy plate.
BBM members will meet together in a large group setting once a month here at University United Methodist Church. BBM welcomes mothers of infants all the way through their young adult years. Our BBM program year will follow the school calendar, beginning in September and concluding in May. The schedule is set to align as much as possible with the school and holiday schedules. BBM meetings run about one and a half to two hours in length once a month to enjoy food and fellowship, speakers, and group discussion. Our group is also planning to participate in mission projects and occasional social events outside of the meeting schedule. Interested in joining us? Contact Chris Baldauf at email@example.com for more information. Check out our Facebook page and Instagram account at “Building Better Moms University UMC” or we welcome you to join the next available meeting! See you there!