UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

PURPOSE OF UNITED METHODIST WOMEN


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 expand concepts of mission


through participation in the global ministries of the church. 

CENTENNIAL UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

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  • The EmBLEM of United methodist women

    The emblem symbolizes our organization: The cross and the flame are ancient symbols of the church and appear on The United Methodist Church emblem. Both symbols remind us of the opportunities and obligations of discipleship.


    Paul's words to Timothy have fresh and contemporary meaning: "...I now remind you to stir into the flame the gift of God which is within you..." (2Timothy 1:6). As United Methodist Women we share our gift of God with others through mission.

     

    The cross and flame remind us of our PURPOSE of growing in our understanding of and willingness to participate in the global ministries of the church. They remind us of our heritage of women who pioneered in service for the church at home and in other countries. The overall shape is symbolic. Fluid and free-flowing, the shape suggests change and mobility. Continuing into the 21st century, we are a movement called United Methodist Women, with many gifts and unified by the Holy Spirit.

  • Centennial UMC 2022 leadership

    President:                                                                         Maraia Gonelevu-Mataitoga

    Vice President:                                                                 TBA

    Secretary:                                                                         TBA

    Treasurer:                                                                         Tamari Marawa

    Mission Coordinator -Spiritual Growth:                            Temalesi Fakalawa

    Mission Coordinator - Social Action:                                Irene Sadler

    Mission Coordinator – Program & Resource                     Adiyama Lecanadau

    Mission Coordinator – Membership, Nurturing                 Maraia Gonelevu-Mataitoga

    & Outreach:                                                                        

    Esther Friendship Circle:                                                  Clover Lawton

    Northern Lights Circle:                                                     Charlotte Linden

    Fiji Women’s Circle:                                                          Tabaki Fuakilau

    Nominations:                                                                    Mary Castro, Tabaki Fuakilau

  • Contact information


    Mailing Address:

    Centennial United Methodist Women

    5401 Freeport Boulevard

    Sacramento, CA 95822

     

     

    Contact Person:

    Maraia Gonelevu-Mataitoga

    President

    burebas@yahoo.com

     

  • Los rios district umw

    The Los Rios District website can be found here.


    2022 Officers can be found here.




  • Fiji women's group

    LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE

     

    President:                     Tabaki Fuakilau

    Vice-President:             Tamari Marawa

    Secretary:                     Temalesi Fakalawa

    Asst. Secretary:            Maraia Gonelevu-Mataitoga     

    Treasurer:                     Taina Niubasaga



    BUDGET 2022

     

    REVENUE ESTIMATED

    [SOLI 45 ladies X $100]                                     $4500

     

    EXPENSES

     

    CENTENNIAL UMW                                          $1500

    South Sacramento Interfaith       $500

    Church Women United               $100

    Family Promise                         $100

    Legacy Fund                             $100

    Loaves & Fishes                        $300

    Union Gospel                            $100

    Adopt a Family                          $300

     

    CA/NEV FIJIAN UMW                                       $600

    Los Rios District

    Bay District

    El Camino District

    Fiji Methodist Women      

     

    Local Network/Mission Outreach                     $1400

    YWAM Kansas City                              

    Visitation/assistance

    Travel & Yavu ni soli       

     

    Investment funds                                             $1000  

     

    TOTAL EXPENSE                                             $4500

  • TUVATUVA NI YABAKI VOU 2022  (program)

    CENTENNIAL UMW [CUMW]    CENTENNIAL FIJIAN UMW [CFUMW]   CA/NEV FIJIAN UMW

    LOS RIOS DISTRICT                ASSEMBLY 2022

     

    MONTH

    DATE

    EVENT

    VENUE

    TIME

    JAN

    8TH

    Centennial FUMC

    7720 SOUTH OAK WAY

    2PM

     

    15TH

    Committee Meeting Ca/Nev

    District Leadership Training

    Montgomery

    Los Rios District

    10am

     

    22nd

    Centennial FUMW Veisiko

    Ana Radaniva

    2pm

    FEB

    12th

    19th

    Centennial UMW Meet

    Lotu ni Marama Ca/Nev

    Zoom

    Montgomery

    10am

    1pm

    MARCH

    12th

    19TH

     Centenial UMW Meet

    BOSE NI KOMITI CA/NEV

    Zoom

    CENTENNIAL

    10am

    APRIL

    9th

    Centennial UMW Meet

    zoom

    10am

    MAY

    14TH

    14th

    BOSE KOMITI

    Centennial UMW meet

    SAN RAFAEL

    zoom

     

    10am

     

    20-22ND

    ASSEMBLY 2022

    ORLANDO/FLORIDA

     

    JUNE

    19th

    LOTU

    SAN RAFAEL

    10am

     

    27TH

    VEISIKO

    SOUTH HAYWARD

     

    JULY

    23rd

    29-31

    BOSE                

    RETREAT

    SOUTH HAYWARD

    LOS ALTOS

     

    AUG

    29th

    VEISIKO CA.NEV

     

    CENTENNIAL

    10am

    SEPT

    10th

    18TH

    CENTENNIAL UMW MEET

    LOTU CA/NEV

    ZOOM

    PETALUMA

    10AM

     

     

     

     

     

    OKOTOVA

    8TH

    CENTENNIAL UMW MEET

    ZOOM

    10AM

    NOVEBA

    12TH

    CENTENNIAL UMW MEET

    ZOOM

    10AM

     

    19TH

    BOSE CA/NEV

    MONTGOMERY

     

     

    28TH

    VEISIKO CA/NEV

    SAN RAFAEL

     

    TISEBA

    10TH

    CENTENNIAL UMW MEET

    ZOOM

    10AM

     

    10TH

    LOTU CA/NEV

    CENTENNIAL

     

     

    ENA QAI VAKACURUMI NA VEITIKINISIGA KEI NA ULUTAGA E QARAVI ENA CENTENNIAL UMW

    KA VAKA KINA NA VEIKA EDA NA QARAVA VATA NA MARAMA E CENTENNIAL

  • Centennial United Methodist Women~2022 Program Schedule

    Month

    Agency & Guest Speaker

    Topic

    January 8th

    Executive Committee Meeting

    2022 Program & Budget

    February 12th

    Sacramento County-Stephanie Sandmeier

    Foster Care System in Sacramento

    March 12th

    Mary Elizabeth Inn – San Francisco

    To end the cycle of poverty and homelessness for women in the bay area and empower women across all life's stages to achieve self-sufficiency and security.

    April 9th

    Wilton Rancheria Tribal Elder – Mary Tarango

    Native American Women, Young Adults & Children & Breast Cancer Awareness

    May 14th

     

     

     

     

    May 20th-22nd

    Gum Moon Residence & Asian Women’s Resource Center – San Francisco

     

     

     

    UMW Assembly, Orlando, Florida

    Address the unmet needs of women & families in transition by providing a safe sanctuary to live in and enrichment programs that help develop life skills.

     

    Registration online $360. Scholarships are available through the conference but need confirmation first of registration and 2 COVID-19 vaccine record.

    June

    SUMMER BREAK

    Mission U classes online

    July

    SUMMER BREAK

    Fiji Women Retreat

    August

    SUMMER BREAK

    Mission U classes online

    September 10th

    Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

    It values and promotes religious liberty which upholds the human and constitutional rights of all people to exercise their conscience to make their own reproductive health decisions without shame and stigma. 

    October 8th

    California Council of Churches

    Rev. Dr. Rick Schlosser - To be a prophetic witness to the Gospel by educating faith communities to pursue justice, equity, and fairness in the treatment of all people, those most vulnerable in our society.

    November 12th

    Sacramento Police Department-Officer Jerred Brown, Badge# 648 (Outreach Division)

    Curbing Homelessness along the Freeport Blvd. Corridor

    December 10th

    Church Women United

    To hold a vision of Christian unity and prayerful action. CWU was founded as a racially, culturally, theologically, inclusive Christian women’s movement to celebrate unity and diversity and work for peace in the world.

     


    Meeting: 2nd Saturday of Every Month            

    Time: 10:00 am-12:00 noon      

    Via: Zoom

    (emailed to all UMW members who have provided their email)

  • channels of giving

    Gift to Mission

    Gifts to Mission are typically made in honor of someone for a special occasion. Cards are available to present your gift.

     

    Gift in Memory

    You can honor the memory of someone special by giving a Gift in Memory of her or him. Cards are available to represent your gift. Your donation makes additional mission work possible in the United States and around the world.

     

    Pledge to Mission

    Individual women pledge the amount that they will give to their local organizations to help fulfill the PURPOSE of UMW. These funds are used for the mission with a focus on women, children, and youth through the national office, except for the administration and membership development funds kept at the district and conference levels.

     

    Special Mission Recognition (SMR)

    An individual or group can recognize a faithful worker in mission by giving her or him an SMR pin. Pins range in cost from $40 to $2,000.

     

    World Thank Offering

    Throughout the year UMW members participate in a long-held tradition of giving a spontaneous gift of gratitude for God’s abundance and in celebration of the joys of life. Members often have offering boxes or other containers (see the UMW Mission Resources website: www.umwmissionresources.org) in their homes where they collect the offering throughout the year and then bring them to a special service of thanksgiving. A World Thank Offering program is available every year in the UMW Program Book.

     

    Supplemental Giving:

     

    Call to Prayer and Self-Denial

    This annual observance gives local and district organizations an opportunity to study and reflect on a particular theme each year and to designate funds for ministries related to that theme. The offering is given on a rotating basis for designated purposes: Programs and mission institutions related to UMW; capital expenditures (property and building needs) in UMW institutions; the Retirement Benefits Fund, which helps retired missionaries and deaconesses; and one year is reserved for other projects that apply to be a part of the offering.

     

    Brighter Future for Children and Youth

    UMW offers grants of up to $4,000 for projects and programs addressing the needs of children and young people between the ages of five and 18 in the areas of violence prevention, anti-abuse programs, and relationship abuse awareness.

  • Mission resources

    United Methodist Women members need tools to do God's work; our goal is to provide a wide variety of resources ranging from web content, to print materials, to learning experiences and opportunities to serve.

    Prayer Guide

    For the Prayer Calendar, Program Book, response and more Mission Resources visit our e-store.

    The Kitchen

    The United Methodist Women Kitchen is one of those places where we organize to ensure that all are fed, both literally and figuratively. How are you organizing locally to make things happen in a new way? Resources will help you rethink your outreach and "cook up" fresh ideas.

    Reading Program

    The Reading Program encourages members to think critically about current issues through an annual selection of member-reviewed books. It offers an excellent opportunity to deepen your spirituality and to broaden your understanding of our mission work.

    Mission u

    Mission u is an opportunity to study current issues impacting society based on recent mission study topics. Mission u is open to members and non-members of United Methodist Women.

     

  • Workshop Resources

    Mutuality in Mission
    The changing landscape of mission, along with the changing times, demands new and innovative ways of being in mission. Mission is no longer mono-directional. It is multi-directional, poly-phonic, trans-cultural and trans-national.


    Communicating Faith in the 21st Century
    For too long the voice of people of faith has been hidden, drowned out or made altogether silent in the public media.


    Leaving Our Legacy
    Skills and knowledge for examining our financial situation in light of our Christian values and gaining a renewed enthusiasm for supporting the mission and ministry of United Methodist Women.

    The section on Ministry Opportunities

    The Section on Ministry Opportunities’ work is designed to support international ministries and national mission organizations and to administer the Office of Deaconess and Home Missioner. The collaboration of these offices enables missions across the globe by providing resources, vocation, and partnership opportunities.