The Young Harris United Methodist Women is an organization for women in the church. The purpose is to know God, create a supportive fellowship, and support missions.
We are organized as one large group, the UMW, and meet together four times a year — in January, in July for a salad luncheon, in September, and in December for our annual Christmas party. The large group is divided into three circles — two that meet during the day and one that meets in the evening — allowing women to choose which best fits their schedule. Each circle has a groupleader and study leaders. The circles meet in a member’s home or at the church, once a month, to study, share news and fellowship.
There are no dues, but we have a pledge service in January, when women decide how much they would like to give for the year. A portion of the money collected goes to the Athens-Elberton District and the remainder goes into our treasury. In addition, each circle takes responsibility to visit and send cards to a list of shut-ins who need our friendship and love. Our biggest fundraising event is an indoor yard sale every other year (this year the sale is May 19 & 20) and bake sales that occur in conjunction with the men’s BBQ. Profits go to local charities.
We assist the UMM with the semi-annual barbecue by selling tickets, making potato salad, preparing take-out boxes and serving in the dining room. We have an organized Prayer Luncheon which meets the first Monday of each month at 11 a.m. at the church or at Em’s Kitchen on Hawthorne. This is open to all ladies of the church. We also host birthday parties at Grandview nursing home on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Circle 3 is held in the Family Life Center. Circle members serve refreshments, and each person who has a birthday during the month receives a small gift.
Please contact Ruby Field for more information.
On Thursday morning at 10:00 there is a Women’s Bible Study open to all women. It is held in the Family Life Center, Room 311.