Fairbury IL First United Methodist Church

Women’s Groups

United Methodist Women (UMW)

The purpose of the UMW is as follows;

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.

Reaching out and touching the lives of those in need is a mission for United Methodist Women.  These are examples of organizations the UMW has supported with generous donations:

  • Cunningham Children’s Home in Urbana, IL
  • Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House in E. St. Louis, IL
  • Westview Special Ed Program
  • Steve and Jennifer McMichael (missionaries with Fairbury roots)
  • Baby Fold
  • Home Sweet Home Mission
  • Caring Pregnancy Center
  • IGRC- Sponsor a Liberia Scholarship
  • King’s Kids (orphanage in India with local roots)
  • Chaddock School
  • Midwest Distribution Center
  • United Methodist Women District
  • United Methodist Women “Day of Giving”, “World Thank Offering” and “Legacy Fund”
  • Our Fairbury First United Methodist Church on several occasions

As United Methodist Women, we also support our church by:

  • Serving and providing food for Funeral Luncheons and other church functions
  • Providing financial support for the church building project and repairs, landscaping, church programs and mission work
  • Hosting Ladies Night Out gatherings
  • Hosting our Annual Salad Luncheon with proceeds going toward the current needs of the church
  • Updating the church Symbols Booklet


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