Women

First Church Women

United Methodist Women (UMW) is an organization of approximately one million members whose purpose is to foster spiritual growth, develop leaders and advocate for justice. Members raise nearly $25 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United State and in more than 100 countries around the world.

Purpose

The national United Methodist Women has a deep history and a strong passion for mission projects.  As part of this organization, Bartlesville First Church’s United Methodist Women come together 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.

Membership

UMW celebrates an inclusive membership and welcomes all women who want to become members.  Being a member of The United Methodist Church is not required nor is there any minimum age requirement. Out of a commitment for mission locally and globally with women, children and youth, UMW choose to participate in meetings, prayer, financial giving, study, action and service.

Mission projects

UMW members are very active in both local and national mission projects.

Concern

Bartlesville First Church UMW volunteer time and supply special needed items toward the support of the vital services of Concern. Concern is a international humanitarian organization focused on tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries.

Cookson Hills Christian Mission

Cookson Hills offers Christ-centered residential care, education, and therapeutic services for children ages 5-17. UMW share clothing, linens, and money with those who are dependent upon the Oklahoma Cookson Hills Mission.

MUTUAL Girls Club and MUTUAL Gold

In 1964 a group of United Methodist Women developed a group called MUTUAL meaning Methodists United To Using Applied Love. The group had a dream of making difference in the lives of  girls and women who lived in West Bartlesville by starting an after-school club for girls.

UMW Meetings

Circle Groups

Small groups (called “Circles”) meet monthly for fellowship, devotion or lesson, discussion, and mission planning. Bartlesville First Church has 3 circle groups, which were named after inspiring women of the Bible. Circles often meet in a member’s home. Come join a Circle Group that fits your schedule.

• Faith: 2nd Thursday 7 p.m.
• Grace: 2nd Wednesday noon
• Mary Ruth: 2nd Thursday 9:30 a.m.

Quarterly Meeting

Quarterly, UMW has a meeting and social time. It usually begins at 11:30 a.m., with lunch and a program. Check our Calendar for details!We welcome all women. Contact the church office if you would like more information.