Purpose of the UMW: The
organized unit of United Methodist Women 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.
Purpose of the UMM: Helping men to grow in Christ, so others can know Christ.
It's no secret. Almost twice as many women as men belong to United Methodist Churches, and the absence of men affects the spiritual health of families, congregations and communities.
Assisted by your gifts to the World Service Fund, the General Commission on United Methodist Men is trying to change that statistic. One way is by providing resources and sponsoring retreats that enable men to touch lives for Jesus Christ.
Concerned about future generations, we help churches to reach youth through Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire, 4-H and Big Brothers/ Big Sisters. In partnership with the Society of Saint Andrew, United Methodist Men annually provide nearly 10 million pounds of food for hungry people in the United States. We support the Upper Room Prayer LIne that receives 36,000 calls a month. The commission sent 350,000 copies of Strength fo Service to God and Country, a book of daily devotions, to U.S. troops. Every one of these examples illustrates your World Service dollars in mission!
The Babylon UMM meets for breakfast at
the Atlantis Diner, on the second Sunday of the month at 7:30am. Join
us for a morning of fellowship.
We currently offer two opporunities for Bible study:
from 6:45 PM - 7:20 PM with Rich Santoro as facilitator
Monday mornings at 9:45 AM with Sharon Niggemeier and Ed Tournu as facilitators
Please feel free to come - no enrollment is required and all are welcome. Just come with your Bible (any translation will do). If you do not have a Bible we will provide one for you.
We generally study a portion of a book or a passage and then have an open discussion in an attempt to learn more about God's word.
A special Disciple Bile Study Program is also offered - please contact the church office for details. (631) 661-5151.
All sessions are
in the education building library... And yes, the library is air-conditioned
during the summer months!
The Missions Committee of the UMC of Babylon has been recognized multiple times for being an active and dynamic part of our church. From sponsoring our soup kitchen to supporting worldwide missions work including physically participating in activities in Ghana, Mozambique, Costa Rica, and Cambodia, supporting Habitat for Humanity and many other worthy causes our Missions Committee is rapidly becoming a major force in the community and the world.
Please contact the
church office at (631) 661-5151 to see how you can get involved today!
Vacation Bible School is a 1 week program
that is held the second week of August. The children learn about Jesus
and the disciples through various activities. They have classtime as well
as attending music, art and recreation. Snack is served. On the last day
the children put on a concert of the music they learned. It is all capped
off with an Ice Cream Social after the concert. Please click here
for 2010 Vacation Bible School information.
The Babylon UMC Prayer Shawl Ministry began
in December 2007. We have just reached our 200th Prayer Shaw and/or Lap
Robe. About 185 of these have been given to those experiencing grief and
illness as well as special blessings. The maker of each shawl or lap robe
prays for the recipient as they are fashioning it and continues to pray
for them. The shawl represents the support of the congregation and the
“warmth” of God’s love for each person who receives