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4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819
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Come grow spiritually through worship, Bible study and prayer • Celebrate the person you are becoming in Jesus Christ • develop meaningful and lasting relationships • share who you are and your gifts • take action and make a difference in your community and the world.

 

 

ST. LUKE’S UNITED METHODIST WOMEN 

Who are we?

A Community of Women…

We are women, who find meaning in our church and want to combine fellowship with study, worship and outreach opportunities. We are women with gifts to share with others. We seek to realize our own sense of purpose and commitment to God within a supportive community.

Joining this group of committed women is a unique opportunity no matter who or where you are in your life. It’s an opportunity to move in harmony with other women, who have been responding to this Purpose for over one hundred years.

If you are interested in becoming involved and need more information, please email the UMW at umw@st.lukes.org.

Florida Conference United Methodist Women

Purpose
United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God, 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.

Florida Conference United Methodist Women-Spiritual Enrichment Retreat

The Florida Conference United Methodist Women are having a virtual Spiritual Enrichment Retreat on September 11-12, 2020. This information was shared from Deaconess Judith Pierre-Okerson, PhD, President Florida Conference United Methodist Women.

It will be a virtual but exciting and spirit filled event.

The retreat will begin Friday evening – it will continue Saturday morning with prayers. Then, we will take a  break to allow the membership to participate in the Conference Laity Session and the Commissioning of our two deaconesses. We will resume at 2:00 pm with a series of workshops and will conclude Saturday evening with worship and communion celebration.

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Creative Opportunities

Crafters

No experience necessary! Crafters meet Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Annex on St. Luke’s campus. The Annex is located along the driveway behind Building C and the playground. Bring a bag lunch and come join the fun!

UMW Canning/Preserving

Jellies, pickles, salsa, tomato sauce and okra are some of the “yummy” items that will be lovingly prepared to be sold at the UMW Holiday Marketplace. We will teach you to preserve and buy all the ingredients.  We are looking for participants and folks that would be called to organize this fun-filled ministry.  If you are interested, please contact umw@st.lukes.org.  Come join the fun!!!

United Methodist Women Ladies Circles

Circles focus on fellowship and benefiting UMW Missions. Meetings are held in homes, at the church, or in other venues in the community. Circle members are invited to all UMW events and meetings. Find out which circle fits you best.

Friends – a diverse group of women ranging in ages from 40 to late 60’s, who come from different professions and cultural background. The circle meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in members’ homes from August to May.

Circle of Hope/Sarah Circle – a group for 50+ women, who are committed to supporting missions of UMW and the needs of the St. Luke’s Community. We meet on the second Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Special Events Dining Room in Bldg. C (September to May)

Sisters in Faith – is for women of all faiths and it is very much like a covenant group. We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in at St. Luke’s Building C Room 200-201.

Mom Connection is an exciting, fun, supportive St. Luke’s Cluster Group for mothers. From pregnancy to preschool to empty nesters, all moms are welcome. For more information email the group. 

Other Annual Events:

United Methodist Women’s Rummage Sale 

The United Methodist Women raise funds to support our Local and Global Missions. These funds benefit a variety of programs such as the ZOE Child Empowerment Program, prison ministry and the East Winter Garden community.

The congregation and the community enjoy shopping from the beautiful displays set up by the UMW. Some of the collected items are donated to our ministries. Here are just a few:

  • Prison Ministries received clothing for the re-entry program
  • EWG Circle Leaders received vouchers for shopping
  • The new St. Luke’s Youth Center received pictures
  • A doctor from Haiti purchased items to ship home
  • Salvation Army took items which were left over to benefit their thrift store

 

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UMW Great Exchange

The United Methodist Women host an annual Great Exchange. Clothing and household items are exchanged and everyone goes home with NEW things for their wardrobe and home.

This annual event is open to everyone. All are invited to make their favorite covered dish to share and bring the recipe. Enjoy this luncheon, while sharing friendship and fun for an afternoon.

 

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UMW Annual High Tea
Take Time for Tea 2019 was enjoyed by many on Saturday, May 18. There were homemade delicacies, themed and decorated tables, and wonderful fellowship!  We even had a boutique shop at the tea for interested shoppers. And how wonderful it was to see so many wearing their spectacular hats!

 

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UMW Spring Retreat
In the spring, we gather together for our St. Luke’s woman’s Spring retreat. Our most recent retreat, “Spring Cleaning for the Soul” was on Saturday, March 23, held at Windermere Town Hall.

Retreat guests enjoyed a continental breakfast, retreat program with several speakers, lunch, and a day of fellowship and fun!

It is a day to grow in your walk of faith and meet new friends!!

 

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Annual Holiday Marketplace

This event is an annual tradition at St. Luke’s and a highlight of the holiday season. The women of St. Luke’s spend all year making crafts and preparing for this fun festive event. All proceeds go to missions. This event is typically held the second weekend in November. The 2019 Bazaar raised over $26,000 for missions.

Over 14 different shops for you to do all of your holiday shopping at great prices!

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There are several different Mission ministries, both locally and globally, that are touched by the proceeds from the Annual Holiday Marketplace.

A plaque was set up at the entrance to a peach orchard in Armenia, where there are more than 700 peach trees planted and being cared for, with the help from just a portion of the proceeds from the last Holiday Bazaar.

 

 

 

The bounty of love resulting from the Bazaar reaches both near and far!

UMW Conference & Fellowship Event
This Conference was recently hosted on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

There was a time of fellowship prior to a presentation by our featured guest and speaker, Marla Silliman, Senior Executive Officer at Florida Hospital for Women.  Marla discussed how women are different from men at the cellular level as well as how that impacts everything from the affects of medication to hormones and depression.

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