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Adult Bible Study Groups:
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.  Paul's Place for Men's Breakfast and Bible Study
Wednesday: 2:00 p.m.  Fireside Room
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Sunday School Room behind the Fireside room
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Sunday School Room behind the Fireside Room
 
New Adult Group!:
SHINE Women’s Bible Study will be reading and discussing “Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them” by Liz Curtis Higgs for the fall session. All women are welcome to join us on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., in the upstairs Sunday School room (behind the Fireside room). Contact Tami Sanders: 368-0705.
 
Prayer Ministry Team
Canton United Methodist Church has established a Prayer Ministry Team. This team will be active in the community, praying for our key institutions and their personnel and lifting critical situations confronting our city. We will also be actively praying for community members with life-challenging issues. If you would like to join this team, please contact the Church office.  
 
Expertise and experience welcome,but not required!
Please consider joining this powerful ministry
 
 
Canton United Methodist Women
Canton UMW currently have five circles:
  • Morning Glories. Meets the 1st Sunday of each month @ 7:30am.  They do various devotions.
  • Daylilies meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the church @ 1:30pm.  We currently are doing Bible Study object lessons. 
We have the leaders guide, DVD and some participants guides for Anonymous by Cindi Wood
 
  • Shine is meeting the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month @ 7:00pm at the church.
  • Hallelujah meets the 1st or 2nd Monday at the church @ 9:00am     Hallelujah is studying When God Whispers Your Name by Max Lucado
  • Praise meets the 1st Thursday of each @ 1:30pm except the months of June,July and August.   Praise is studying Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weiner.
A good web sight for ladies to get resources is rural www.womenministry.weebly.com/
 
All women are invited to our circle and UMW Unit meetings.  We have six unit meetings each year, as well as hosting birthday parties for the residents at the Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home two times each year.  We also conduct a UMW church service each year. 
 
Canton United Methodist Women was started as Canton Ladies Aid in 1882 at the home of Mrs. Emma Wills.  Through the years meetings have been held in homes and at the church.  They held bakes sales, suppers, and picnics over the years to raise money for church projects.  Some of these projects include: the church basement and additions to the old building (in 1916), quilts and rugs, and kitchen cupboards.  In Sept. 1965, the 25th anniversary of the Woman's Society of Christian Service was celebrated with 33 chartered members.  In 1968 with the merger of teh church with Evangelical United Brethren, the name of the organization was changed to Women's Society of Christian Service and in 1974, the organization became known as United Methodiist Women. 
 
Purpose of the United Methodist Women:
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 felloship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
 
In 1974, the special services committee was organized to serve funerals, weddings, and open houses.  The women provided montly committees to organize events and the entire church membership is included. 
 
The first breakfast bazaar was held in 1980 and has continued to the present.  The money raised is used for mission work, helping with children's programs, Bible School, Confirmation, and graduation, etc...
 
We are members of the Lower James District of UMW. 
 
The United Methodist Men
The UMM meet the first Sunday of every month (September through May) at 7:30am for breakfast and fellowship.  The men are active in church service projects.  The men's annual Turkey Supper is a highlight of the church year.   Join us for breakfast and become part of this fun group.