A women’s organization has been a strong part of the Hitchcock Church since its beginning.
A women’s Foreign Missionary Society was organized during the Church year of 1887 and 1888. Another lady’s organization was formed in 1910, calling themselves “Ladies Aid”. Funds from the Aid were used for local church work, while the Women’s Foreign Missionary Society was strictly a missionary minded organization, with three children’s groups, springing from them, divided by age: Standard Bearers, Kings Heralds and Light Bearers.
The final meeting of the two ladies’ organizations was held September 5, 1940 It was on this date they merged and became Woman’s Society of Christian Service. Sometime in late 1968 or 69 the name was changed again to Women’s Society of Christian Service. In 1950 the Wesleyan Service Guild was organized, and in 1951 it became an evening circle of the W.S.C.S. and two afternoon circles were also formed.
In late 1975 the organization became the United Methodist Women, whose purpose is to know God, to experience freedom as whole persons thru Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission.
The United Methodist Women continue to be an active part of the church life. We have five groups that take over any responsibilities that arise during their two months a year. Some Of their duties include preparing a meal for the group each month before our general meeting, also organizing and furnishing food for funerals and other affairs. We have many special projects such as the Mother’s Day Tea. salad luncheons, World Day of Prayer and World Community Day. Our annual bazaar in October continues to be a great time of fellowship enjoyed by not only our church but the community as well.
We strive to fulfill our mission obligations locally, state wide and nationally.