Iroquois River District United Methodist Women


The Purpose of United Methodist Women

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.


The Beacon Newsletter

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January 2017 issue               April 2017 issue                                            

August 2017 issue



2017 District Officers

President: Susan Connor                                         Vice President: Pam Socie

Secretary: Mary Ann Matthews                                Treasurer: MaryBess Gordon

Nominations: Cheryl Van Ness                                Membership/Nurture & Outreach: Dicksie Blankenship

Spiritual Growth: Carolyn Paullin                             Program Resources: Terry Benson

Education/Interpretation: Cheryl Lum                      Communications: Kay McCoy

Social Action: Pat Davis                                           Cunningham Reps: Roberta Benschneider,                                                                                                                                          Bobby Walker                                                                          Lessie Bates Reps: Linda Grose, Pam Socie


 2017 Dates to Remember





 Feb 24-25, 2017

Friday 5 pm

Sat 8am - 3pm

 IGRC Spiritual Growth Retreat  Illiopolis First UMC
 Sat, March 25 9:00am - 2:00pm  District Spring Mtg  Champaign Faith
 Fri/Sat, April 7-8    Festival of Quilts  Cunningham Children's Home
 Aug 4-6    Mission U Weekend  Northfield Inn, Springfield
 Aug 6-9    Mission U Weekday  Northfield Inn, Springfield
Sat, Sept 23 9:00am - 2:00pm  District Fall Mtg  Mahomet
 Sat, Oct 7 9:00am - 3:00pm  IGRC UMW Annual Mtg  Springfield First
 Sat, Nov 4 9:00am - 2:00pm  District Personal Growth Retreat/Officer Update  Rankin