Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church
Saturday, September 25, 2021
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.










Detroit Lakes UMW meets the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00pm
for a program and dessert.
In June instead of a meeting, birthday parties for residents are held at both Oak Crossing and Ecumen care facilities.

Circle will continue to meet
at its regularly scheduled time
9:30am at church
Third Thursday of each month
 All women are invited.

Members of UMW pledge their:

Prayers—that they may experience growth and renewal in their relationship to God and to their sisters and brothers;
Time—that they may respond to human need through study, action, and reflection;
Gifts—through UMW that they may share in the global ministries of the church.







Mission work is at the heart of UMW.  For many years members of UMW, with help from other congregation members, have sponsored events which have as their primary purpose raising funds for mission projects both locally and around the world.
Events sponsored by UMW each year have traditionally included the May Day Breakfast, Rummage Sales, the annual Meatball Supper, and the Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale. Monies raised at such fundraisers have been donated to mission causes.
Some of the projects UMW supports include camperships and Bibles for DLUMC youth, Emma Norton Services in the Twin Cities, and various relief projects around the world, especially focusing on the needs of women and children. From 2008-2010, the local UMW gave over $32,000 to mission projects (over $118,000 in the last 10 years).
UMW participates in the Reading Program sponsored by the national women’s organization. This program encourages members to think critically about current issues through an annual selection of member-reviewed books. It offers an excellent opportunity to deepen spirituality and to broaden understanding of mission work.
The local UMW group is active on the North Star District and Minnesota Conference levels, attending the Conference Spirituality Retreats in the spring and Mission U (School of Christian Mission) in the summer and the North Star District Annual Meeting in the fall. Other websites of interest are National United Methodist Women and United Methodist Women Online.
For many years UMW members have:
  • made and presented quilts or blankets for children baptized at DLUMC
  • coordinated birthday parties at Oak Crossing and Emmanuel Nursing Homes once each year
  • organized the Prayer Chain at DLUMC; a prayer request called in to the church will be offered up by all members of the chain
  • taken the lead in coordinating the meal and fellowship time available to families and friends following a funeral held at DLUMC
  • appointed a Wedding Coordinator to assist with any weddings or wedding anniversaries held at DLUMC
  • helped coordinate the annual World Day of Prayer local observance ( along with other area women’s organizations
  • served a wonderful Christmas Tea during the holiday season