women to women
Women to Women is the women’s ministry at First United Methodist Church Coppell. This ministry seeks to connect women and help them grow in their relationship with God. For more information about any of the groups or activities, contact Katie Newsome at email@example.com or 972-462-0471, ext. 215.
Spotlight on Human Trafficking: “Spirits’ Homecoming” Film at FUMC Coppell on May 4
All are welcome to attend the free two-hour screening of “Spirits’ Homecoming” on Thursday, May 4, at 6 p.m. in the Ministry Center Auditorium. This film highlights WWII Comfort Women of Korea.
Jung-Lae Cho, the film’s writer and director, was moved to make “Spirits’ Homecoming” after seeing a victim’s painting that depicted Japanese soldiers taking young women to a pit of fire to kill them. This award-winning 2016 historical fiction film tells the story of two Korean sisters who were among the 200,000+ abducted women and young girls used as “Comfort Women” in China for Japanese soldiers in WWII. More than 90% of the “Comfort Women” did not survive.
Sinmin Pak, a Coppell resident, was inspired by “Spirits’ Homecoming” and volunteers to tour North Texas with the film to increase awareness of human trafficking. She also creates symbolic butterfly necklaces in memory of the victims. “We can foster a butterfly in our hearts and be the voices and faces for those victims,” said Pak.
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery that is rampant throughout the world today. It involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit people for some type of labor or commercial sex purpose. The average age of a teen entering the sex trade in the U.S. is 12-14 years old.
This program is sponsored by United Methodist Women.
United Methodist Women’s 2017-2018 Reading Program
The UMW Reading Program Group selects five books from the annual Reading Program Resource Program List. We will meet on the third Tuesday of June, September, November, February, and April from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 301. A volunteer leads the book discussion and another volunteer brings a dessert to share.
Please review the 2017 Reading Program Suggestions online at umwmissionresources.org and select up to two books that most interest you from each section: Education for Mission, Leadership Development, Nurturing for Community, Social Action, and Spiritual Growth. You may also choose books from the large print or youth selections. Email your preferences to Shari Williams by May 15.
Want to be reminded of upcoming book discussions? Email Shari Williams at Williams_4120@verizon.net. Meeting reminders will be emailed around the first of the month. Call Shari at 214-415-1472 for more information.
Ministries and Groups
MomComm: Community for Moms
A new community of moms coming together to help one another survive and thrive through fellowship, prayer, and study. Meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 9 a.m. in Wesley Hall for breakfast and small group time. Our first study will be “Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ’s Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children,” written by Sally Clarkson to learn more about balancing the busyness of life and providing for your child’s spiritual nurture and training.
Join us as we grow together as daughters of God, sisters to one another, and mothers of the next generation of disciples! Childcare is provided at no charge, but please make reservations by calling 972-462-0471, ext. 226, at least 48 hours in advance.
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For more information about any of these groups or activities, contact Rev. Katie Newsome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWISH (Supporting Women & Infants with Servants Hands)
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 302. Crochet or knit hats and blankets for Infants in Need Program, and blankets for Austin Street Center in Dallas.
Meets monthly at 7 p.m. Refresh, renew, and rejuvenate your spirit during the hustle and bustle of a busy week. Group is casual and there is no preparation required.
P.E.A.R.L.S. (Personal Enrichment And Relations Ladies Study)
Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the Library. Mom-to-mom group focusing on spreading grace through the art of hospitality to family, friends and community.
Piecemakers Sewing Group
Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Group of women who sew, quilt and enjoy Christian fellowship together.
Women’s Reading Group
Meets Thursdays from Noon – 1 p.m. An ongoing group that meets for fellowship, prayer, discussion and reflection on selected book.
Various Social Activities
Monthly Lunch Bunch, Monthly Girls’ Night Out, Hiking Group, Outings (Canton, museums, etc.), Movie Group, and Craft Night.
This open group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at various member homes. New members are always welcome. Join us to make new friends and support each other while having fun. For more information or to be placed on the monthly email list, contact Tammy Harris at email@example.com or 214-908-0705.
Women’s Retreat in February 2017
Held in the spring, over a Friday and Saturday night, ending Sunday morning. Come join other women to get away, relax and renew in the fellowship of other women in this beautiful lakeside setting.
United Methodist Women (UMW)
Whether you are looking to get more involved in the church, feel a call to provide hands-on mission to those in need, are going through a big change in your life, want to make new friends, or want to insert a few hours of meaningful time into your fast-paced life, there is a UMW circle for you.
As the UMW of Coppell, we cherish time of laughter, of creativity and reflection with our sisters in faith. Through the fellowship in our circles we strive to deepen our connection with God and to experience freedom as whole person through Jesus Christ. We come to share our blessings with each other and with the world as we participate in the mission ministries of the church.
Interested to join? Stop by anytime throughout the year – we would love to welcome you. Your attendance is a gift to others!
Be sure to visit the United Methodist Women of North Texas at umwnorthtexas.org.
UMW Circles offered at FUMC Coppell
- women of various ages
- 2nd Monday of each month
- 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the church
- Contacts: Janet LaCaze at firstname.lastname@example.org and Kim Conner at email@example.com
Mary Martha Circle
- women ages 50+
- 4th Tuesday of each month
- 1 – 2:30 p.m. at the church
- Contacts: Barbara Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org and Mary Wagon at email@example.com
- women ages 45+
- 1st Thursday of each month
- 7 – 9 p.m. at the church
- Contact: Shari Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
- women of various ages
- 3rd Wednesday of each month
- 10:30 a.m. at the church in Room 311
- Contact: Neva Bell at email@example.com
For more information about any of these UMW Circles or United Methodist Women, contact Rev. Katie Newsome at firstname.lastname@example.org.