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United Methodist Women

Saturday, April 17, 2021, 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) 

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Meeting ID: 920 9495 6319
Passcode: 811849

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Four Corners Navajo Methodist Mission

Doctrine of Discovery

The Acts of Repentance Working Group

Four Priority Issues of the United Methodist Women.


Daryl Junes Joe is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation from Shiprock, N.M., known as the Four Corners. She is a retired Navajo Nation tribal prosecutor. Daryl also worked as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, which she continues in retirement. She currently volunteers with the local tribal court as a hearing commissioner for domestic abuse protection petitions; serves as on-call victim advocate for sexually abused survivors with the local SANE office; and is a board member on the Shiprock Four Corners Native American Ministry and Shiprock Planning Commission. Daryl is a current United Methodist Women National Board director representing the South Central Jurisdiction. Accessed 3/30/20 from https://umwassembly.org/speakers.


United Methodist Women (UMW) is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members world wide whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.

We say that UMW is Women in Mission, and that has powerful implications. Since 1869, United Methodist Women have led a struggle for human rights and social justice.

Today, it would be difficult to find an issue involving human rights or social justice that UMW is not involved in.

  • Human trafficking in Cambodia
  • Sudan genocide
  • Aging US population
  • Race and power
  • Immigration
  • Women in prison
  • and hundreds of other issues
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UMW Groups

All of this work begins at the local level, with women in the UMW Circles and Interest Groups. In addition to funding mission projects, UMW groups encourage and support women in their Christian walk.

Joy Circle meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the church except in July and August.

Sunshine Circle meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the church except in July and August.

Mary Martha Circle meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the church except in July and August.

Nightingale Circle meets on the third Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the church except for June and July.

Quilting Group meets every Monday at 9:00 a.m. at the church.

Card Workshop meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 9:00 a.m. at the church.

Craft Group meets on the second Thursday of the month at
1:00 p.m. at the church.

Reading Group meets on the fourth Wednesdays of February, May, August and November at 1:30 p.m. at the church.

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Giving makes mission possible. It provides food, shelter, education, employment, health care, and human rights advocacy for the many living on the margins of society.

Many UMW members make an annual Pledge to Mission, in addition to their overall church pledges. Some also raise money with their time and talents.

Online Giving

UMW Bazaar
An old-fshioned church bazaar, it's a fall institution you don't want to miss. New and gently used items are sold at the bazaar. Some items are donated by members and others are hand-made new by the ladies involved in the UMW groups. At the bazaar you can purchase roasted nuts, frozen casseroles, recycled greeting cards, jewelry, home baked goodies, crafts, and more. Profits go to programs for women and children in our area and around the world.

Christmas Tea
Each year, the ladies of the UMW gather for a special tea and a time of preparing our hearts for the holidays.