UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
UMW purpose: To 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. The Unit - the full body – meets together three times a year. Individual circles and interest groups meet as decided upon within the group. For more info, email Georgia Nolph, UMW president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
+Hands-on Mission Projects
These UMW small groups focus more on hands-on mission projects. When they gather they keep their hands busy and their minds busy planning the next project. Some groups knit or quilt, some gather supplies for mission and some sew for the church. All these groups try to find ways to provide for the needs of God’s people with tangible things. Part of our DNA from the original mission societies our foremothers founded is pledging and raising money to carry Christ’s love to disadvantaged women and children.
Groups: Esther Circle, Sophia Circle, Prayer Shawl Ministry, Chicks With Sticks, Quilters
These small UMW groups emphasize supportive fellowship in their time together. This may be expressed in shared devotional time and praying for each other, in conversation over food, in an active, caring ministry, holding each other in sorrow and in celebrating life together. Each group tries to creatively support each other as Christian women.
Groups: Bratton-Cunningham Circle, Breakfast Circle, Eagle Online Circle, Gibson Circle, Val’s Circle, Stallings Circle
+Fundraising for Missions
Several of the small groups participate in projects that raise funds for missions. These groups rely on the support and generosity of the church community to meet their mission goals.
Groups: Breakfast Group Circle, Searcy-Feely Circle, Sophia Circle, Val’s Circle
Several of the UMW small groups focus on educating themselves and others on the needs of women and children and on the efforts to minister to those persons. These groups read, have educational programs, host guest speakers or go on field trips to expand their concepts of mission.
Groups: Gibson, Searcy-Feely Circle, Val’s Circle, Wesley Circle, Monday Evening Book Club, MUMC Book Club
Give us a call. We want to get to know you.
- Sally Marble, Membership Chair, will gladly shepherd you to one or more of our small groups.
- June DeWeese, Vice President
- Diana Revelle, Communications and Newsletter Coordinator, can add you to the newsletter email list.
- Georgia Nolph, President, will gladly chat with you about UMW involvement.
UMW Circle Calendar
- Val’s Circle
2nd Mondays @ 11:30 a.m. at a downtown restaurant followed by a meeting and program at 12:30 p.m. in the Parlor
- Monday Evening Book Club
First Mondays @ 7 p.m. in members’ homes
- Breakfast Group Circle
2nd Tuesdays @ 7:30 a.m. at Upper Crust, 3107 Green Meadows Way
- Esther Circle
2nd Wednesdays @ 9:30 a.m. in room 302/303
- Bratton-Cunningham Circle
3rd Wednesdays @ 9:30 a.m. at members’ homes
- Searcy-Feely Circle
3rd Wednesdays (January-May & September-November) at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor
- MUMC Book Club
2nd Wednesdays of odd-numbered months @ 10 a.m. in the MPR Atrium
- Prayer Shawl Ministry
2nd Wednesdays of September, November, January, March, May @ 1:30 p.m. in the Parlor
- Gibson Circle
3rd Thursdays @ 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor
- Wesley Circle
2nd Thursdays @ 1 p.m. in the Parlor
Thursdays @ 1-4 p.m. in Room 303
- Sophia Circle
2nd Thursdays @ 7 p.m. in members’ homes
- Chicks With Sticks
Thursdays @ 10 a.m. at Hillcreek Yarn
Anytime, All the Time
- Eagle Online Circle