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.
United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women, with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. Click here for more information about UMW. If you are female and attend a United Methodist Church, you are automatically a United Methodist Women member. If you would like to learn more about the organization and participate in activities, you are welcome to join one of the UMW Circles. All women, regardless of age or church membership, are welcome to participate in our UMW activities!
There are four active Circles that meet one time per month. Each Circle has a leader who facilitates the meeting.
The Mary Circle meets on the last Monday of the month in the evening in the church Library. This Circle supports several missions, including the Solar Cooker Project and the planning of several family church activities.
The Martha Circle meets on the first Tuesday of the month in the evening at various members’ homes. They follow the UMW Program Book and also support several local missions. One of their recent projects was to sew dresses for Dress A Girl Around the World.
The Ruth Circle meets on the first Wednesday of the month for lunch at a local restaurant. They also follow the UMW Program Book and invite guest speakers to present on occasion. They also support several local missions.
The Deborah Circle meets the second Tuesday in the evening at the church and every other meeting at a local restaurant. They support several local missions, along with hands-on mission work at Mission Central and New Hope Ministries.
Each year the UMW holds a yard sale to raise awareness and funds for local missions. They also collect for the World Thank Offering and have a Mission Meal on the same day which benefits local missions.
If you would like more information about UMW or joining a Circle, please contact the church office at 717-766-4611.
To see the latest UMW News, click here.