United Methodist Women in Faith
A COMMUNITY OF WOMEN IN SERVICE
Galt United Methodist Women in Faith meet monthy with meetings or socials throughout the year.  We are a team of women who believe in the “Community” of praying, of service, of support, and being the hands and feet for our Lord.  Our unit’s president is God, our vice president is Jesus Christ and our CEO is the Holy Spirit and our officers are listed below.  Our program leaders are our members.  Please join us every third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at various locations.  Contact the church office for locations and more information or check the “About Us” here on our website.
 
The monthy donations can be mailed to Faye Gaines, address you will find in church directory or you can mail your check to the Galt UMC office, with memo line indicating UMW.  Thank you.
The Officers for 2022 UMWiF are:
Madeline Powell and Sabrina Curlee as Co-      Presidents
       Faye Gaines as  Treasurer
      Mona Stratton
      as Secretary
In May 2022, four our women went to the United Methodist Women in Faith 2022 Assembly in Florida.  Rosie Kumar, Pat McReynolds, Sabrina Curlee and Abby Curlee attended this spirit filled gathering of women from around the world. They will be presenting UMWiF at GUMC on Sunday, June 12.
 

Rosie Kumar

Rosie Kumar and Pat McReynolds

Sabrina Curlee and Rosie Kumar

Sabrina Curlee, Rosie Kumar and Pat McReynolds

Rosie Kumar, Pat McReynolds and new UMWiF friends

Rosie Kumar with some friends from the Fiji delegate

More pictures of past years and yearly projects by the UMW and UMWiF here at Galt United Methodist Church

Our 2017 Local UMW Mission

ECCO Retreat

Some UMW Ladies for a meeting, Feb 2017

Making up Joy Boxes

Fellowship around the table.

Making crosses for Mission U

Missionary Katherine Parker taught us a lot about Nepal.

A staircase of beautiful women celebrating the birth of Christ, December 2015.

Our last meeting/social/potluck for the year 2017.  These are amazing, beautiful women of God who give generously of themselves to everything they do.  Our outreach programs include sponsoring a World Vision young man, Thalbang; volunteering for our SonShine Food Pantry; supporting Valley Oaks School and the Mustard Seed School; making up Health Kits for UMCOR; supplying paper goods and new silverware for our kitchen/fellowship times; making and distributing Joy Boxes to those in need; raising our pledge to our Central Valley District; attending Annual Conference, CA-Nev training, Mission U’s, Celebration of Life; sponsoring church members for VIM trips; learning about and supporting with our prayers our CA-Nev missionaries; arranging meals for our shut ins or sick members; applying to and receiving a grant from Beulah Fund that will help our entire church during services and other outreaches; donating to our UMW Legacy Fund for 150 Years; having a work day at church and the office; and fasting, mediating, praying, devoting, listening to and for God directions. We firmly believe that God is our President; Jesus Christ is our Vice President, the Holy Spirit is our CEO and our members are the hands and feet of our Lord and we have a mission to do the best we can.  God is Good All the Time; All the Time God is Good.
 
2018 went by fast with all that UMW did for the church and for our community and world.  We lost several of our members to the Heavenly choir during the year andhosted memorial services for Doris, Anita, Leona, Glenda, RayLane, Jeanne and Ylita.  We were able to pass out carnations to our mothers on Mother’s Day; listen to Durlynn present a program on her latest book; learned more about the recent changes to the CA recycling program by Leesa; made up 25 Joy Boxes, went with Rosie on a trip to Israel via a slide show; attended Mission , Assembly 2018, and Conference Celebration of Life.  We requested a grant from the Beulah Fund to update our sound and media system in both the sanctuary and fellowship hall.  That was completed in October. We also purchased teaspoons and a metal shelf for the church’s kitchen; donated over 300 Box Tops for Education to Valley Oaks School; and supported the UMW 150 Legacy Fund, plus served on several committees and helped in various outreaches within the church and community.  Come join us for 2019 and serve the Lord.
We are half way finished with 2019 and the UMW has participated in monthly meetings focusing on how we can be more involved. Rosie, Mariah and Mercedes attended Mission University in August.  Rosie is one of the program leaders, also.  The 150th Legacy Pledge and our District Pledge has been met and sent in. Praying for one another, supporting our ill with cards, food and phone calls has been a tremendous asset to the body of Christ. Helping with the monthly food pantry (Sunshine Pantry),  the 5th Sunday fellowship set up and clean up; continue helping with old prescription bottle outreach and the Box Tops for Education.

Mariah and Mercedes at Mission U in San Jose, CA

Mariah reading part of the program.

Our 2020 and 2021 Years of UMW were a mixture of Zoom and live meetings depending on the COVID mandates.  Our main goal was to keep in contact with each other and help each other with prayers, communications, face to screen social interactions the best we could. In Oct of 2021 we had a fundraiser by selling many different type of crafts the women had worked on all year.  Mona Stratton was our chairwoman and did an excellent job.  We also applied for a Beulah Fund Grant in late 2020 and in early 2021 it allowed us to set up on line worship services and purchasing of media devices for those who had no way of listening to the services; plus the ability to purchase necessary items for distribution and improving the service. 2022 is the National Assembly and Madeline, Sabrina, Mercedes and Mariah plus Rosie are attending.  All women of the church are invited to attend our meetings.  More information on meetings will be in the “This Week at GUMC” newsletter (under ABOUT US).