UNITED METHODIST WOMEN (UMW)
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.
UMW Vision Statement
United Methodist Women is turning faith, hope and love in action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.
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Would you like to learn more?
Feel free to contact any of the following UMW leaders:
President: Carolyn McKinney
Phone: (336) 638-8682
Vice President: Susan Price
Phone: (336) 501-8115
Secretary: Donna Purgason
Phone: (336) 288-1023
Treasurer: Betty Parker
Phone: (336) 676-4669
Our UMW Circles
Within the UMW ministry area are smaller groups called "Circles." Each Circle offers the opportunity to form closer relationships through Bible study, fellowship and service. Dates and meeting times vary (Circles do not meet during the summer). Please read the information for each Circle below for information specific to each Circle so you can choose which best fits your needs.
Circle 2 is the newest circle having formed in January 2016. We are a small group growing together in service, fellowship, and spirit. We would love for you to join us!
- Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Parlor.
- Contact: Judy Rhyne
Circle 3 is a group of caring and supportive young-at-heart seniors. Our programs are interesting, inspirational, and informative. We welcome visitors and new members. Join us for the meeting and for lunch afterwards at one of Greensboro's fine restaurants.
Circle 4 (Ruth Circle)
"Ruth" Circle 4 is a diverse age group of women offering warm support for each other, enjoyable social times, plus stimulating and inspirational programs. During the summer months, we get together for fellowship and lunch at local restaurants. The name Ruth was chosen to honor Ruth Powell who was a beloved circle member. The name also honors Ruth from the Bible who was in the royal lineage of Jesus and continues to inspire us with her beautiful story of love, commitment, and devotion. We welcome new members!
- Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month at 10:15am (social) and 10:30am (meeting) at Friends Homes West, 6100 W. Friendly Avenue, Welcome Center
- Contacts: Carol Harris
Circle 5 is our newest Circle beginning in 2012. We are a diverse group of women who are raising children, work in various professions and are recently retired. We are a supportive Circle open to learning, challenge and variety. We invite local speakers, participate in group study, have involvement in hands-on mission activities such as creating UMCOR Mission Kits, and tour off-site non-profits to better understand these agencies. Our local mission of choice is Peacehaven Farms where we have provided lunches for Habitat crews and participated in run/walk fundraisers. In place of meeting during the summer, we enjoy dinners together each month and also at Christmas. New members are warmly welcomed.
- Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Parlor.
- Contact: Jean Carter
Circle 6 members are a diverse group of empty nesters and grandparents or wannabes. Our members are active in many church activities. We support missions, both local and foreign, with some of our members going on mission trips. We have monthly programs that are informative and interesting. We care for each other and always support members during difficult times. There are always laughs as well as serious discussions during our meetings at our members' homes in the evenings. We welcome new members to join us.
- Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month at 7pm in members' homes.
- Contacts: Betty Williams
Circle 7 has over thirty members of various ages, but all eligible for Senior Day at Harris-Teeter and Belk! All are generous with their time and money, and are real "worker bees." For many years, this Circle ran the spring yard sale to generate funds for the UMW. Programs are usually related to subjects of general interest to everyone. Speakers sometimes come to entertain us or inform us about their various music, arts, health issues, local outreach projects, seasonal church topics, etc. The women of this Circle care for each other and always respond when there is a need or when a member is going through a "rough patch" in her life. Visitors and new members are always welcome, with joy!
- Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month at 10am at the church or in members' homes.
- Contact: Linda Danford