United Methodist Men
From Old Testament times to today, men gather to discuss their faith journeys and find meaning, hope and healing. Small group ministry was an essential element of the Wesleyan movement in England and in the colonies. Men’s ministry at a local church level was formally endorsed in the 1908 General Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The United Methodist Men’s ministry program is nationally recognized as the largest and most organized in the U.S. Incidentally our local charter in Winder is the oldest continuously charted fellowship in the nation. It has received an “Outstanding Fellowship” award from the North Georgia Conference in 08, 13 & 2014.
United Methodist Men shall be a creative supportive fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ, to grow spiritually and to seek his daily will.
Men seeking membership in a local UMM fellowship shall subscribe to the “Purpose” of United Methodist Men and to the following objectives:
-Engage in daily Bible study and prayer
-Bear witness to Christ’s way through words and action
-Engage in some definite Christian service
-Pay $35.00/year for meals and operation expenses
All Methodist men are welcome and encouraged to join in the local UMM fellowship which, as a body, oversees it’s financial and service mission activities and also enjoy a meal and program in the Church’s Fellowship Hall @ 6:15 on the 4th Monday of every month except May & December.
We currently have 51 men in the local UMM fellowship overseeing a budget of $7800.00 and stewardship of a $93,000.00 trust which earns interest for College scholarships. Our budget dollars help support the following worthy ministries:
-Scouting; Pack 700, Troop 700, camp scholarships and scout hut maintenance and utilities.
-Habitat for Humanity.
-Winder FUMC Preschool scholarship program.
-Winder FUMC Mission Committee projects.
-Winder FUMC misc building repairs and Holy Week program.
-Peace Place local women’s shelter.
-Tree House local children’s advocacy.
-Kairos Ministries program for local prisons.
Our officers are Thomas Morton, President, Robert Stansell, Vice President and David Martin, Treasurer. In addition the following men serve as Directors on our Executive Board: Gerald Hartman, Butch Kennedy, Ron Lemke, Henry Mays, Gary Whitlock, Robert Anderson, Greg Meyers, Steven Clark and Rev. Calvin Haney
Our primary fund raiser is during the first week in November when we partner with the UMW to prepare and serve a traditional community Ham and Egg dinner. 2018 marks the 54th anniversary of this event. We also promote various events throughout the year to raise funds do good and demonstrate leadership.