United Methodist Women

UMWUnited Methodist Women are very active in the missions of the community and of the church. Members share a unique fellowship as they learn about and support missions in all parts of the world. Programs focus on racial and social justice, local and beyond local organizations, care-giving, spiritual development, and improving the lives of others.

Activities include hosting the ABC Sale (Attic/Basement/Closet) with all proceeds, over $11,500, benefiting local missions. The largest portion of the proceeds provide Educational Scholarships to local individuals who are furthering their education. We organize meals for the Hospitality House, support UMCOR (United Methodist Council on Relief) with School Kits, Health Kits, Birthing Kits, Bedding Kits, Sewing Kits, Layette Kits and Cleaning Buckets.

Individual Circles have their own focus as well as leadership. They enjoy a time of fellowship as well as card ministry and devotional time. Information is highlighted from the UMW Prayer Calendar and the response magazine. Each year programs from the Program book focus on the Call to Prayer and Self-Denial, Annual Pledge Service, and the World Thank Offering.

Circle 1
Meeting Time: 1st Monday at 10:00 am in room 123
Leader: Cheryl Keller

We are mostly retired—by age but not by activity. Mature, but not over the hill. We focus on local mission projects and strive to increase our understanding of the Bible. We enjoy a joyful fellowship within this faith community. In the past 12 months, our programs have focused on racial and social justice, on local non-profit organizations (especially those focused on children and families in poverty), on care-giving, and on spiritual development.

Circle 2
Meeting Time: 2nd Monday at 2:30 pm in room 204
Leader: Martha Garvin

We support the Wycliffe Bible Translators and enjoy a supportive fellowship with other circle members.

Circle 3
Meeting Time: 1st Monday varying times
Leader: Martha Haas

We meet at various times for a lunch fellowship.

Ellen Payne, Circle 4
Meeting Time: 1st Tuesday at 1:30 pm in room 204
Leader: Lillian Danner

We share fellowship, laughter and support. We learn through educational programs and mission studies. A major emphasis is on the support of Oasis. OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter) believes everyone deserves to be safe from violence and abuse.

Circle 5
Meeting Time: 1st Tuesday at 10:00 am in room 204, except January and February.
Leaders: Judy Lovett and Margaret Eggers

This is a group of service-minded women of various ages who enjoy fellowship with one another while supporting worthwhile mission projects. Every fall, we gather in the church kitchen to make soup to sell to the congregation and the preschool. Profits are used to support mission projects locally as well as internationally.

Circle 6
Meeting Time: 1st Tuesday at 10:00 am at the church or in homes, except January, February and July.
Leader: Shelby Lane

Members are very supportive of each other, our church, and our community. The highlight of our year comes in August when we celebrate with a covered dish dinner with guests and an “interesting” auction of items brought by members.