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.


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2021 Dates to Remember


Date  Event Location
Jan 27 District Leadership Team Effingham Centenary
Feb 27 Conference Spiritual Growth Retreat Zoom
March 8 District Personal Growth Neoga Grace UMC
March 24 District Leadership Team Effingham Centenary
April 21 District Spring Meeting Watson UMC
June 4-5 Cunningham's Festival of Quilts Virtual
June 15 District Mission Study Fourth St UMC
July 14 District Leadership Team Effingham Centenary
July 16-21 Mission u Virtual
Sept 15 District Annual Meeting TBA
Oct 12 Conference UMW Annual Meeting TBA
Dec 2 District Leadership Christmas Party TBA

District Officers

President:  Carol Martin, 1004 W Evergreen Ave, Effingham 62401, 217-342-5886, cmartin98@aol.com

Vice President: Open

Treasurer: Debbie Ramey, 2149 E 790 N, Shelbyville 62565, 217-853-0557, yen_yen62565@yahoo.com

Secretary: Anna Jean Rhodes, 1863 N 2250 St, St Elmo 62458, 618-829-5488, ajrhodes@frontiernet.net

Education/Interpretation: Open

Social Action: Open

Membership/Nurture/Outreach: Jane Casey, 12740 E State Hwy 33, Newton 62448, 618-783-2534, casey.larry.jane@gmail.com

Spiritual Growth: Sheryl Brandenburg, 560 E 5th St, Neoga 62447, 217-343-1214

Program Resources: Karen Heighton, 812 Spruce St, Marshall 62441, 217-826-5402, ksh80n@marshall.k12.net

Communications: Cheryl Murphy, 17100 Quality Lime Rd #45, Marshall 62441, 734-536-5969, cmariemurph@gmail.com

Nominations Chair: Pat Hildebrand, 302 N Hutton Dr, Newton 62448, 618-783-3567, norrmpat4@yahoo.com

Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House Reps: Jo Sanders, 22600 E Hwy 40, Marshall 62441, 217-826-6096, jws62441@gmail.com; Jane Casey, 12740 E State Hwy 33, Newton 62448, 618-783-2534, casey.larry.jane@gmail.com

Cunningham Children's Home Reps: Carol Kessler, PO Box 321, Shelbyville 62565, 217-774-5318, carolkessler1948@gmail.com