United Methodist Women
We are the largest denominational faith organization for women whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.
Women In Touch
Women In Touch meets for dinner at 6:30 pm on the fourth Monday of each month. In addition to fellowship over meals at local eateries, the group prepares and signs cards for church members, i.e., sympathy, new baby, get well, etc. We also send monthly birthday cards to a random active mission worker, so they know Grace is keeping them in thoughts and prayers.
The Coffee Reading Circle meets at 3:30 pm on the second Friday of each month at Caribou Coffee on Langsford Road in Lee's Summit. As a group we decide on various books, devotionals, and movies to share together, and seasonal studies during Lent and Advent (we meet every Friday during Lent and Advent). Sometimes a roundtable over coffee and tea meets everyones' need!
Comforters gathers at least twice a month 9am-noon in The Chapel. Our primary objective is completing T-Shirt quilts for high school seniors for Senior Sunday in May and also quilts for infant baptisms. They also make various items to sell at the Holiday Tea as well as commissioned T-shirt quilts as fundraisers for missions. (Sewing is not a requirement, lots of other tasks and fellowship to share.)
About Our Missions
Mission is presence, relationship, witness and sharing. Mission is refusing to turn away when the tears of God are being shed over the violence and injustice and suffering of God’s wayward creation.
This is a women’s shelter that we collect gently used purses for in our main lobby. We fill the purses with common feminine carry items. Hope House has a website that lists their needs other than purse-size items.
We help out twice a year with their Back-To-School and Christmas shopping store. We help families select clothing/shoes for school in the fall. During Christmas we help children with LSSS’s large selection of toys and gifts. We also volunteer to sort food during their main food drives.
We do monthly projects at various local agencies, sometimes taking on special projects as needed. We try to meet the 3rd Saturday of the month, however if the agency needs us at other times we try to be adaptable.
Coldwater is every 2nd or 4th Saturday, currently at Community of Christ Church. The organization serves a meals and lets clients “shop” at a clothes pantry for 20 items. The clients also receive bags of groceries when they leave. We assist with food distribution and checking out clothing
We shop for Christmas presents for their Long-term Care Facility. We’re provided a list of desires and help the elderly in need. This year we’re collecting money/gift cards so the volunteer coordinator at TMC can shop for the patients’ needs.
Hillcrest has a thrift shop to support their temporary housing for homeless families, and we volunteer to help with either stocking the racks or sorting and pricing clothing items.