United Methodist Women


The organized unit of Clewiston’s United Methodist Women began many, many, years ago. Several of the young mothers got together and had a desire to start a bible study group. It was not only a way to study the bible, but a way to also have their small children grow up in a Christian environment. One of the founding mothers of this unit, Ms. Ann Pearce recalls being a teenager in the 1940’s and 50’s and going to women’s meetings in various homes.

Ms. Emily Drake did some research of her own and discovered papers that had been stored in the Trinity Room of the new Sunday school wing. Among the papers found, a program book for Women’s Society of Christian Service (WSCS) dated 1958-59. Ms. Drake also found documentation of the Society being chartered as of November 4, 1968. A Charter meeting of the Wesleyan Service Guild was held on November 21, 1971. This “society” was the pre-cursor of what we now know today as United Methodist Women.

Among the various papers found was also a paper entitled, “Beginning of United Methodist Women” dated November 3, 1972.

What began long ago as a vision of young mothers with small children, blossomed into many bible study groups. Some groups met in the morning, some at lunch time and for the working ladies, an evening bible study was formed.

Today, the Clewiston Unit holds its meetings at 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month in the Conference room in the LEC (Life Enrichment Center).

Please join us as we strive to fulfill our Purpose.

The organized unit of United Methodist Woman 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.

Shelley Davidson
President, South West District