- We support our Sister Church in Fomento, Cuba by writing letters through our pen pal program and through mission trips by our church and others where we take supplies to them and help them in their community.
- We send a mission team to Guatemala to build a home for a needy family each year.
- We participate in building a Habitat House with other local organizations each year.
- We support the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home through our 5th Sunday offerings, and other offerings from the congregation.
- We support missionaries in Brazil with letters and monetary assistance when possible.
United Methodist Women
We invite you to be a member of the United Methodist Women Ministry of Trinity United Methodist Church. No matter who you are or where you are in your life at this moment, joining this group of committed women is a unique opportunity to move in harmony with other women who have been responding to God’s work as it relates to women, children and youth.
What is United Methodist Women?
UMW is a group of women organized for missional outreach locally and worldwide. Methodist women first organized in Boston, Mass. in 1869 when a small group got together to raise money to send a female medical missionary to India whose culture prevented women from being served by male doctors. The Women’s Missionary Society of Foreign Service also sent a woman educator to start a school to train female health care workers. The organization grew rapidly as women sought to fill the needs of women, children and youth in this country and abroad. It has had several names since 1869, changing them as the name of the Methodist denomination changed its name. In 1955 it took the name United Methodist Women when the Methodist Church combined with the United Brethren Church.
Because the United Methodist Church is a connectional church, local organizations of UMW relate directly to district, conference and national organizations of UMW. Trinity’s organization was started in 1882 and since then hundreds of dedicated women of the church have helped support missions in many foreign countries and in every state of this country. In Tallahassee, UMW serves many needs in the congregation and the city. It is a supportive fellowship for its members, working to help them grow spiritually and in discipleship.
In the fall of 2012, Trinity women reorganized and changed their name to United Methodist Women Ministry. This better reflects their new emphasis on fulfilling mission projects in the community. During 2013 that emphasis will be on combating hunger with a number of small and large projects carried out as a group and through small groups of women who meet and work as mission teams. Trinity’s ministry will continue to contribute to the work of the state and national organizations’ missionary program.
Who are United Methodist Women?
They are women like you . . . women of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds; employed, not employed; housewives; businesswomen; single, married, divorced, young, middle-aged, and older women. They are women committed to mission. The undesignated giving of the United Methodist Women touches the lives of many persons around the world. The total program of UMW is mission — including mission education, spiritual growth, outreach, and action.
United Methodist Women at Trinity hold a luncheon/program meeting on the first Tuesday of each month (except during summer) beginning at 11:45 a.m. in Moor Hall. All women of the church may attend by making a lunch reservation. The fellowship and educational and spiritual growth of these meetings may be multiplied by joining one of several small mission teams or circles which meet on their own schedules in homes or at the church.
How Can I Join?
Telephone the president of UMWM, Judy Levy, at 877-5442. She will provide information about small groups and luncheon meetings. There are no dues required. Annually each member is given an opportunity to make a pledge if she chooses to help support missions, as large or as small as she is able. A small charge is made to pay for lunch at the meetings, and reservations are requested.