United Methodist Women


UMW Purpose

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 global ministries of the church. 

upcoming activities

United Methodist Women Assembly 2018
  • Plan now to attend this 150 year old movement of United Methodist Women as we gather at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, to celebrate THE POWER OF BOLD May 18-20, 2018!  
  • Online Registration is expected to open September 1, 2017. The Assembly 2018 website is www.umwassembly.org!


UMW meetings monthly, on the second Tuesday of each month from September to May. We offer two meeting times - 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM. We hope you will join us!
  • UMW Christmas Gathering - Tuesday, December 12, 7 PM
    We will have a celebration of Christmas on December 12th. There will be a guest speaker, food, carols, and fun! Stay tuned for details.
Childcare is available by registering your child on Sign Up Genius at least 72 hours in advance. 
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Morning Interest Groups
  • SPIRITUAL GROWTH Facilitator: Pastor Mary Ann Moman 
    This group will use the book Between the Dark and the Daylight by Joan Chittister. The subtitle of the book suggests we will look at the contradictions of life as a source of spiritual strength. Books will be available at the September Kick-Off.
  • BOOKWORMS Facilitator: Robyn Robeson
    January  - " If you know who you are, you will know what to do " by Ronald J. Greer
    February  - " The Ministry of Utmost Happiness " by Arundhati Ray
    March  - "And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer " by Frederik Backman
    April - " A Single Act of Gratitude " by John Kralide
    May - " Act of racing in the rain " by Garth Stein
  • MAKE IT AND TAKE IT Facilitators: Marilyn Roberts and Kathy Dycus 
    Discover your inner creativity each month as we make a craft or food item to take home. There will be a brief preview of things that we plan to make during the UMW year.
  • COLOR AND CHAT Facilitator: Becky Mills
    Coloring isn’t just for kids! Come enjoy fellowship while coloring with UMW friends. This group will color and discuss pages with inspirational quotes and scriptures.
Evening Interest Groups 
  • BOOKMARKERS:  Facilitator Deb Skinner
    January - “Miss Brenda & the Loveladies” by Brenda Pahn and Irene Zutell 
    February– “Hillbilly Elegy”  by J.D. Vance
    March-”Maisie Dobbs” by Jacqueline Winspear
  • SPIRITUAL REFLECTIONS:   Facilitator Holly Moore
    Applying biblical study to our everyday lives. This group uses study series of videos and study guides to help us apply the teachings of Jesus to our life challenges. We’ll continue with “God Heard our Cry,” 5 faith lessons from Ray Vanderlaan.  

UMW Reading Program
A nation-wide program that seeks to broaden members’ exposure to a variety of topics.
During the year the group reads books from five categories.
    The National UMW Reading Program group will NOT meet on October 23 as originally scheduled. The group will meet five times in 2018 in the St. Mark’s library. The books are selected and categorized by the United Methodist Women National Office.
      The discussion categories are:
      • January:  Education for Mission
      • March:  Leadership Development
      • June:  Nurturing for Community
      • August:  Social Action
      • October:  Spiritual Growth
      Questions? Contact Kathy Lentz, Reading Program Coordinator at kathylentz@gmail.com or (317)652-0487
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      St. Mark's United Methodist Church
      4780 E. 126th St.