What we're all about
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 turning faith, hope and love in action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.
Interested in Learning More?
Feel free to contact any of the following UMW leaders:
Come grow, serve, and fellowship with us!
Attend compelling programs on topics such as spiritual gifts, human trafficking, and climate justice
Take advantage of leadership opportunities
Participate in the UMW Reading Program
Attend District and Conference retreats
Service & Giving
Assist Anchor Hope in its mission to provide assistance to children entering into and out of the foster care system; provide needed supplies; support life skills training; assist in educational and reading activities; provide support through prayer.
Support international missions with donations (Project AGAPE and others)
Support local outreach in the areas of schools, human trafficking, homelessness, and domestic violence
Meet and get to know women interested in growing spiritually and serving
Become a member of a supportive group of women who serve and pray together
Participate in monthly Circle meetings, including spring socials, Christmas socials, and summer luncheons
Participate in the yearly UMW Unit Meeting
Our UMW Circles
Circle 2 (Holden Road Campus)
Circle 2 is the newest circle having formed in January 2016. We are a small group growing together in service, fellowship, and spirit. Many of our members are new to the church or to UMW. We cover a wide variety of topics in our monthly programs and look for topics and activities that promote spiritual growth, personal growth, and mission. Some of our recent programs include spiritual gifts, human trafficking, making sandwiches for the homeless, making gift bags for shut-ins, and a book study. We welcome new members!
Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month (September-May) at 7pm in the Parlor
Contact: Judy Rhyne
Circle 4 (Holden Road Campus)
Circle 4 is a group of chronologically gifted and talented women who enjoy being together in Christian fellowship and service. Our mission is to promote caring and supportive relationships in Circle 4 and in United Methodist Women, as together we Grow, Love, and Serve in the ministry of our Lord.
Meetings: Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month, September-May, at 10:15am at Friends Homes West, 6100 Friendly Avenue
Contacts: Carol Harris
Circle 5 (Holden Road Campus)
Circle 5 is a group of women who are active in a variety of church activities and enjoy meeting each month together. We are in the 50s—70s age, most of us have adult children, and many of us are retired. We are a supportive Circle who are there for each other in times of need. We invite local speakers to most of our meetings and have had a wide variety of presentations including learning about missions (local to international) and interesting community events and activities. Our ladies enjoy supporting local missions such as Interactive Resource Center, Out of the Garden Project, Anchor Hope, Greensboro Urban Ministry, and creating UMCOR Mission Kits. During the summer months we meet for dinner each month—covered dish or at a restaurant, and we celebrate Christmas together with a covered-dish dinner. Visitors are always welcome! We encourage you to come and meet with us to find new ways to connect and serve.
Circle 6 (Holden Road Campus)
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: Kathie Barker
Circle 7 (Holden Road Campus)
Circle 7 has over twenty members of various ages, but all are eligible for senior discounts! All are generous with their time. Our chosen local mission is preparing and serving a meal on every fifth Tuesday at Higher Ground, a day center for people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS and their family members. Circle Programs may involve outside speakers who come to inform us about various health issues, local outreach projects, seasonal church topics, etc.; or a program, such as a recent one on Chair Yoga, may be presented by a member. During summer months we meet for lunch at various Greensboro restaurants, and we celebrate Christmas with a luncheon in December. Visitors and new members are always welcome, with joy!
Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month at 10:30am in the Parlor at Christ Church Holden Road
Contact: Linda Danford
Elizabeth Circle (Glenwood Campus)
The Elizabeth Circle, organized in 1958 as a circle for young mothers, is a group of women who are dedicated to grow, love and serve together in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our major projects include distributing the Upper Room to homebound members, college students and the congregation; collecting mac & cheese for the Servant Center’s Grocery Assistance Program (GAP) and beans for Greensboro Urban Ministry; supporting Hope Academy, a private school for children in the Glenwood Community; and coordinating Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry for the congregation.
Meetings: Second Monday of each month at 11am in the Glenwood Parlor. There is also a quarterly joint meeting with the Rebecca Circle on the third Wednesday at 10:45am in the Glenwood Parlor.
Contact: Nancy Tilley
Rebecca Circle (Glenwood Campus)
Rebecca Circle is a supportive circle with strong faith, continuous prayer, and love for our church, congregation, and community. Although we are small in number we continue to rejoice that our loving Father gives us opportunities to support our church through altar flowers, memorials, and delicious soup luncheons on cold winter days. We are thankful for our church family that lovingly supports our circle and the fellowship they bring with open hearts. With God's blessings Rebecca Circle will continue to serve our Father and our loving church.
Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month for dinner, business, and fellowship at 6pm
Contact: Amelia Caison