Lydia meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm
Location may vary from each month - currently in the Fellowship Hall
The organized unit of 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.
The Lydia Circle meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm either in the Church Fellowship Building or in the homes of its members. Any lady of the Church is invited to come. Meetings include prayer, devotion, business meeting and refreshments.
Prayer is a very important mission of our group of ladies, and members have secret prayer partners.
These ladies are very active and hold fundraisers to fund their mission projects. Some past fundraisers include bake sales, yard sales, lunches, dinners, sale of Rada knives and cookbooks.
The entire program and organization of United Methodist Women's focus is on mission.
Our mission initiatives include:
Providing opportunities to grow spiritually
Equipping women & girls to be leaders
Providing transformative educational experiences
Organizing for growth & flexibility
Working for justice through service and advocacy
Focus on Women, Children & Youth
From its beginning, United Methodist Women has focused on ministries with women, children, and youth.
Women have been empowered by leadership education opportunities, mission education, the Reading Program, tools for advocacy and more. These opportunities allow women to act and to empower women in the United States and abroad.
United Methodist Women also support programs and projects aimed at improving the special needs of women because of their refugee statuses, their immigration statuses, situations in which they are abused, their high illiteracy rate in some countries, their economic dependence, their educational disparities, and much more.
A special emphasis of United Methodist Women is children because women care for children. If children are raised with safety, security, food, shelter, education, and basic human rights, these children will grow to be loving and secure adults. United Methodist Women believe deeply in responding to Jesus' mandate to "care for the least of these."
Children often do not have a voice in this world, so United Methodist Women cares for them and advocates on their behalf. United Methodist Women commits to children globally through community centers, educational opportunities for refugee children, homes for street children, advocacy against sexual exploitation and child labor, educational institutions, and much more.
United Methodist Women work with youth organizations globally and with programs and projects that support and empower youth. United Methodist Women also enables youth to be in mission by support of the US-2 program, the mission intern program and the Global Justice Volunteers program
A special emphasis of the organization has been to involve young women in all the ministries and leadership of United Methodist Women. A teen and college/university women consultative group helps direct the program of United Methodist Women to be more inclusive of younger women
Packing bags of food for hungry school children in the community with Esther's Heart:
Backpacks of Hope.
The Lydia Bake Sale at the Concord Farmer's Market.
Always great fun!