Belfast United Methodist Church
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The mission of the Belfast United Methodist Church is to be a community of Disciples in service for Jesus Christ, sharing God's love with all.

United Methodist Women

   Currently there is no organized group of United Methodist Women.





United Methodist Women in Mission
United Methodist Women is a nearly 1 million member-strong organization of women who seek to know God and to make life better for women, children, youth and marginalized neighbors in the ever-expanding global village of today's world.  United Methodist Women members meet in their local churches, during their lunch break at work, after classes on their college campuses and even online.  However they choose to gather, members create a supportive community that nurtures their spiritual growth journeys and provides opportunities for:
 
  • Leadership development
  • Study of issues impacting their neighborhoods, nation and world;
  • Participation in informed advocacy and actions
  • Financial support of institutions and projects empowering women, children and youth in the United States and around the world.
 

 

United Methodist Women & the Discipline

According to the Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, "In every local church there shall be an organized unit of United Methodist Women."
 

Purpose

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.
 

Membership

"Membership shall be open to any woman who indicates her desire to belong and to participate in the global mission of the Church through United Methodist Women.  The pastor(s) shall be an ex officio member of the local unit and of its executive committee."
 

Funds

According to the Discipline:  "The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall secure funds for the fulfillment of its purpose. 
 
  1. All funds from whatever source secured by the unit of United Methodist Women belong to the organization and shall be disbursed only in accordance with its constitution and by its order.
  2. The total budget secured and administered by the organized unit in the local church shall include:
     
    1. pledges and other money for programs and responsibilities of the Women's Division to be directed through regular channels of finance of United Methodist Women; and
    2. funds to be used in mission locally, which shall include amounts for administration and membership development.
  3. The organized unit in the local church shall make an annual pledge to the total budget of the district or conference organization of United Methodist Women
  4. All undesignated funds channeled to the Women's Division shall be appropriated by the Division."