United Methodist Women



PURPOSE:
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.

Greater Southwest District
Inset City of Kalamazoo

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United Methodist Women

Leadership Team Team


President - Linda Burton-Collier, Allegan

Vice President - OPEN -

Secretary - Karen Grimes, Gobles

Treasurer - OPEN -

Secretary of Program Resources...Everyone on the Team

Mission Coordinators:

Spiritual Growth...Mary Blashill, South Haven
Membership Nurture and Outreach....Joyce Babbitt, Mattawan
Education and Interpretation....Lori Roof, Climax
Social Action....Laura Knepple, Cassopolis

Communications Coordinator....Beth Mitchell, Kalamazoo

Committee on Nominations
Chairperson: Cheryl Proctor, Sherwood - Chair

Era Grasty, Kalamazoo
Clare Olney, South Haven
Donna Smith, Battle Creek
Becky Hays, Hartford
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Greater Southwest The Compass News
August 2021


Standing Rules 2021


Instructions for Sweater
and Blanket Challenge


Greater Southwest had to cancel
their Annual Meeting back in September of 2019..
Here is the video of the speaker
and a handout she would have used.

Greater Southwest Speaker
Deacon Sandra Bibliomo


Examples of Ways
to Address Economic Inequality


Standing Rules 2019

2020 Officers

2019 Mission Team
Job Descriptions


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THE FLAMING STAR
Summer Events 2019

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THE FLAMING STAR
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THE FLAMING STAR
Newsletter Winter 2019


Greater Southwest FLAME
Newsletter Summer 2018


Kalamazoo FLAME
Newsletter Winter 20 18


2021 District Dates Below


Past President - Cheryl Proctor, Sherwood

Conference Officers residing in Greater Southwest District
Conference President....Julia Paradine-Rice, Schoolcraft
Conference Membership Nurture & Outreach.....Cindy Thiele
Conference Nominations....Dorie Litchfield

North Central Jurisdiction Nominations.....Simmie Proctor



District Superintendent....Rev. Dwayne Bagley
Greater Southwest District Webpage
Bishop David Alan Bard
Michigan Conference United Methodist Church

2021 District Dates - partial

January 21 (Thursday) - 7 pm - Zoom. Leadership Team Building
March 23 (Tuesday) UMW Day of Giving - Give to the Legacy Fund
April 3 (Saturday) - Keep Making Peace Seminar - University UMC - East Lansing TBA
April 15 - (Thursday), 7 pm - Leadership Team Meeting via Zoom
April 24 - (Saturday), 7 pm - Spiritual Growth Event via Zoom
May 27 (Saturday) - 9 am - Leadership Team Meeting
June 1 - 6 (Tuesday-Sunday) - Michigan Annual Conference - Virtual
TBA June 10 (Thursday) - 6:30 pm, Evening of Mission
July 9 - 10 (Friday - Saturday) - Mission u Live by Zoom
……..Study - Pushout:The Criminalization of Black Girls in School
August 13-14 (Friday-Saturday) - Mission u Live by Zoom
……….Study - Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom
September 7 (Tuesday) - Leadership Team Meeting -
October 2, Saturday - Greater Southwest District Annual Celebration
October 18-19 (Monday-Tuesday)....Mission u of the North, Gaylord:First UMC
October 22, Friday....Conference Leadership Training for District Officers, TBA
October 23, Saturday.... Michigan Conference Celebration of United Methodist Women
Kalamazoo:Westwood UMC - 9:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
November - Leadership Team Planning Meeting -

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