UMW Who We Are
According to author Ellen A. Brubaker, the Vision of United Methodist Women is to turn faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.
We provide opportunities and resources to grow spiritually, to become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith into action. We are organized for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action. We equip women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments and churches.
We work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems. We provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.
The focus of our Wesley United Methodist Women is to support the women and the children of Wesley, the United States and the World. We do this through out attendance at “Mission U” where we study three topics chosen by the United Methodist Women's organization.
During Lent, our UMW selects one of the studies from “Mission U” and presents it to our United Methodist Women in a four week study.
We also participate in the UMW Reading Program in which our members chose books from a selected group. Our intent is to share this information with each other. We support the Aurora District by attending the Spring and Fall District Events and the Conference Event.
Fund Raising is another aspect of our members endeavors. This includes our Christmas Cheer Luncheon and Cookie Sale and various other projects such as Garage Sales, creating Greeting Cards, and Gift Baskets and sewing School Bags for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, Illinois.
In the Fall we sponsor a Thank Offering Sunday Church Service for the people of Wesley in which we honor United Methodist Women.
If you have a desire to learn more about our Wesley Unit please call the church office at 630-355-1834.