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.
You do not need to be a member of this church to participate in the program.

Co-President – Sabra Filbert 620-794-0923
                         Helen Thomas 620-342-9020

UMW website: bit.ly/emporiaumw
On Facebook: Emporia First United Methodist Women

UMW News


READ!  books with coffee

Check out this list of digital books for the UMW Reading Program.

Learn how to download them FREE to your mobile device courtesy of the Emporia Public Library and State of Kansas Library (instructions).  

The complete list of books for the 2021 Reading Program (both print and digital).



 Consider joining a UMW circle; check out the list below!

All UMW Circles provide fellowship within a small group. There are many opportunities to support missions both locally and globally. Meals for new parents, Campus Ministry Youth, and grieving families are provided by circles, and the semi-annual church-wide garage sale is led by UMW members with sales benefiting local as well as global mission projects.
If you are in need of childcare, please talk with the circle contact provided.

Books ‘n Bits
Read and reflect on UMW Reading list books; also study other topics of interest.
Third Thursday 1:30 PM
Mary Buckbee 342-6715

Wednesday Morning
Mission areas – both locally and globally –  supported by UMW
First Wednesday 9:00 AM  In the parlor
Carolyn Koch – 620-342-0811

Lunch Bunch
Devotions, prayer concerns, fellowship
First Thursday  12 – 1 PM   In the parlor; bring your lunch
Pat Mais 342-1855 

Dinner Crew
Share UMW information and listen to devotions as you prepare a main dish to take home to your family.
Second Monday  5:30 PM  In the church basement kitchen
Cindy Kienholz  757-9606  cindyk@fumchurch.org

Sewing With Love
Come enjoy an afternoon of fellowship and sewing.
Second Thursday  1:00 PM  Cornerstone West
Karolen Harrouff  342-2144

Gift to Mission Cards

A supply of Gift to Mission Cards suitable for various occasions is available in the church office. The cost is $5.00 each and they include a message inside saying “A gift to mission is being made in your honor through United Methodist Women.”