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Tai Chi
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Join the group for this ancient practice of exercise, stretching and balance.
Boy Scouts
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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United Methodist Women
Leader: Janice Balkenbush, President

 

 

 

The United Methodist Women is an organized group of women dedicated to mission work, both in the local church and beyond, in the community, the nation, and the world. Technically, any woman who is a member of the United Methodist Church is a member of UMW. The First United Methodist Church of Durant has five organized circles, small study/fellowship groups who meet monthly September through May. There are also five General Meetings during the year where all members of the circles and "members at large" are invited to join together for a meeting and often a meal. Programs there are to inform about how UMW is affecting the lives of Women and Children locally and throughout the world.

 

UMW supports state, national and international work with its "pledge to missions"  We also support Conference and  Ardmore District projects including Cookson Hills and Neighborhood Services Organization in OKC.  We also support a number of local ministries, including Wesley Center at SE where we serve a meal to hungry students each semester.

 

District/Conference Important Dates: 2017

District Day Apart - April 8th at McAlester UMC.  Van will leave church at 8 for the morning meeting.  Lunch served. Speaker Karen Chaffin, nationally known author, speaker and writer. 

July 21-24 - Mission U at OCU

September (TBA) - Lake Country Distict Annual Meeting .

Oct. 6-7 - Oklahoma Conference UMW Annual Meeting Tulsa Boston Avenue UM C

 

Durant UMW General Meetings - all women of the church are invited. Meetings will be in the Dining Area or Fidelis classroom.

Sun day, May 7, 2017  Mother Daughter covered Dish Dinner - 12:30 p.m.. in Fellowship Hall     Hostess Miriam Ruth .  Speaker: Jennifer Steen, Oklahoma DHS Foster Care.

Sunday, August 27, 2017  Annual Welcome Back Tea   Hostess Esther Circle

Sunday, October 15, 2017 12:30 p.m.  - World Thank Offering - SpeakerTBA  Hostess  Lydia

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2017  12:30 p.m. Christmas Covered Dish Dinner  - Christmas devotional and Installation of Officers  hostess Hannah Circle

 

 

Join one of our Circles:

1) Esther Circle - Meets on the second Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Fidelis Classroom.    Contact Linda Spencer for more details (924-6522)

 2) Miriam Ruth Circle - Meets on the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the library.  Contact Connie Taylor for details (924-5163)

 3) Hannah Circle – Meets at church. usually at for a meal on a Sunday of each month. Contact  Pam Carey for more details.(920-1915)

4) Lydia Circle - Meets the 2nd and Fourth Monday of each month from 12:00-2:00 in room 204 to knit and crochet prayer blankets, caps and other projects for Care team and others in need.  Contact Agnes Easterling for more details (931-3389.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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