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United Methodist Women

North Park UMC – United Methodist Women (UMW)

United Methodist Women focuses on strengthening leadership development and seeking mission partnership opportunities throughout the church. The 2013-2016 quadrennial priority issues were human trafficking, immigration, domestic violence and climate justice. The priority issues for the 2017 – 2020 quadrennial are climate justice, criminalization of communities of color and mass incarceration, economic inequality, and maternal and child health.

The first call to action came in 1869, when eight women of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston raised money to send two female missionaries to address health care and educational needs in India.

Nearly 150 years later, the mandate for United Methodist Women — the successor of the Women’s Foreign Missionary Society to care for women, children and youth haven’t changed much.

But it’s the faith aspect, especially today, that sets its membership apart from other advocacy groups, UMW leaders say. A strategic plan focuses on deepening faith, strengthening skills, expanding partnerships and setting a context for mission.

UMW counts about 800,000 women as members but estimates that still leaves more than 3 million more women in The United Methodist Church who could be reached. The national organization wants to help local units recruit new members and also learn how to “utilize gifts and graces” in a new way.

The organization is positioning its brand as a leader in education, spiritual
growth, and immediate social action.

https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/

United Methodist Men

North Park UMC – United Methodist Men (UMM)

The 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline charges the General Commission on United Methodist Men with the “primary oversight for the
coordination and resourcing of men’s ministry with The United Methodist Church.” (paragraph 2302)

Brief history

By a margin of 80% to 20%, the General Conference of 1996 approved the creation of the General Commission on United Methodist Men (GCUMM), effective January 1, 1997. The GCUMM assumed the responsibilities of the former Division of United Methodist Men of the General Board of Discipleship. A Board of Directors was established by General Conference to oversee the work of the Commission.

The ministry of men in the local church is defined as a core group of men, partnering with their pastor, to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men of the church. Everyone has different gifts, graces, and areas of interest.

Therefore, opportunities for participation would include diverse ministries of the church, such as prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops/seminars, small groups in the Wesleyan tradition, leading and participating on committees, teaching Sunday school classes, youth ministries, scouting, mentoring and assisting in leading worship service. The focus is not inward, concentrating only on those who attend a set meeting, but outward to all men, assisting them to engage the process of spiritual growth.

The mission is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in
others.

The goal is to empower the ministry of Jesus Christ through men within the congregations of the UMC. The pathway is a lifelong commitment to spiritual growth to maturity as Christ followers. Our spiritual formation is marked by spiritual reproduction, as our faith passes on in others.

http://www.gcumm.org/

North Park Choir

Come out and SING with us!  We rehearse every Tuesday night 7-8:30 PM.

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Boy Scouts of America’s Mission & Vision

Scouts of America’s Mission & Vision

North Park is home to Baden’s Scout Troop #185 and Cub Pack 3185, we are here for our young people! We need adult volunteers who are want to help our young people succeed.  Never been a Scout? Don’t worry, we will help get you into the classes you need, your willingness to help makes a BIG difference!  Have youth you want to sign up?  Call the church office or visit https://www.beascout.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

SCOUT OATH SCOUT LAW
On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is:

Trustworthy
Loyal
Helpful
Friendly
Courteous
Kind
Obedient
Cheerful
Thrifty
Brave
Clean
Reverent

Vision Statement

The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Who We Are

We’re 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world.

Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

Our Mission

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Girl Scout Promise 

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be
    honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to 
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.

Learn more at http://www.girlscoutsem.org/

Chess Club At United Methodist Church

Join our Chess Club At United Methodist Church! Chess is a game for people of all ages and you can learn to play at any age! Just a few benefits from playing chess include increased IQ, improved memory, exercise of the brain, and prevention of Alzheimer’s.

Join us at UMC every Monday and Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM for free chess lessons! Register now with this form!

CHESS CLUB APPLICATION