Adult Ministry

THE PURPOSE of United Methodist Women
When women unite, bold and courageous actions happen. The organized unit of UNITED METHODIST WOMEN is 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.

Any woman who accepts the purpose and is willing to participate in the organization through prayer, giving, service, and/or use of special abilities, may become a member of the United Methodist women.

The circles of the United Methodist Women are for serving the needs of each individual person through love, fellowship, and study to further our belief in God through Jesus Christ. We meet together for further worship, study, programs, and projects, knowing one another as United Methodist Women. In His spirit, He sends us out as United Methodist Women teaching others that He is God, through service and mission.

I Pledge...
My prayers, that I may experience growth and renewal in my relationship to God and to my sisters and brothers; my time, that I may respond to human need through study, action, and reflections; my gifts, through United Methodist Women, that I may share in the global ministries of the church.


Current Leadership

Jean Gewin 815-875-2653
Joyce Bickett 309-897-7200

Vice President
Rita Dunlap 815-872-3021

Mission Coordinators
Education, Social Action, Spiritual Growth: TBA
Membership, Nurture and Outreach: Lonnie Caldwell
Program Resources: TBA
Cheer Chairpersons: Gloria Hansen & Rosie Baumgartner

Nominating Committee
Carolyn Anderson, Kathy Smith, and Pat Anson



Debbie Brewer 815-699-2536

Circle Leaders
Esther Circle: Mary Lou Hopper, and Melvina Lewis
Meets on the first Thursday of February, March, April, September, October, and November
Ruth Circle: Pat Anson and Anna Roadhouse
Meets on the first Wednesday of each month except June, July, August, and December
Wahlgren Circle: True Wahlgren
Meets on the first Thursday of February, April, June, October, and December



Programs for the rest of 2016

Wednesday, June 15 at 1:00 in Cushing Hall - Shepherdess Eureath Bollivar on Justice
Wednesday, July 20 at 1:00 in Cushing Hall - Buddy Bags Day of Participation
Wednesday, September 21 at 1:00 in Cushing Hall - TBA
Wednesday, October 19 at 1:00 in Cushing Hall - TBA
Wednesday, November 16 at 1:00 in Cushing Hall - World Thank Offering by Deb Brewer and Jean Gewin
Wednesday, December 7 at 12:00 in Cushing Hall - Installation of Officers, Christmas Potluck, Bells