Traditional: 8:15AM & 11:00AM | The Current 9:40AM

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.

Monthly Meetings

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!  Childcare is available by registering your child on Sign Up Genius at least 72 hours in advance.

Fall Kick Off

Tuesday, September 11, 9 AM & 7 PM

Morning Interest Groups

Interest groups will resume in September.

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

The group has explored the paradoxes we experience in our faith journeys. We have discovered how weakness can be a strength and the beauty of discouragement. Mary Ann Moman facilitates.

BOOKWORMS

We are currently looking for someone to facilitate this book group. Please email Steff Mabe or call 317-374-2529 if you are interested in facilitating.

MAKE IT AND TAKE IT

Discover your inner creativity each month as we make a craft or food item to take home. Kathy Dycus and Marilyn Roberts facilitate.

SAMS (School Age Moms) New group

There is a new interest group this year! The group will discuss life mothering school age kids, while working to keep our own identity, marriage, and relationships strong. Ali Lemberg facilitate.

Evening Interest Groups

Interest groups will resume in September.

BOOKMARKERS

The Bookmarkers group will be meeting in August to discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Deb Skinner facilitates. All are welcome!

SPIRITUAL REFLECTIONS

Applying biblical study to our everyday lives. This group uses a series of videos and study guides to help us apply the teachings of Jesus to our life challenges. Beth McGill will facilitate this year.


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 Every year the United Methodist Women’s National Office recommends a diverse range of books with the intention of broadening exposure to a variety of concepts.  This program organizes books into five categories. Our group selects a book from each of the
categories and meets five times a year for fellowship and book discussion.

The reading categories and discussion dates for 2018 are as follows:
August 27 | Social Action
October 29
| Spiritual Growth

Example titles in the Social Action category found in our St. Mark’s library are: One Simple Act by Debbie Macomber, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff & Alex Tresniowski. A brochure is available in the church library on the UMW shelf that you can pick up or check out the website www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/readinggroup program.

Questions? Contact Kathy Lentz, Reading Program Coordinator.


Upcoming Activities

2018 UMW Retreat

As we begin gathering ideas for a 2018 UMW Spiritual Retreat we are searching for an individual or individuals who would be interested in leading the event this year. Could it be you? Please consider using your talents to lead this year’s retreat.
Please contact one of us to volunteer: Pastor Mary Ann Moman, Susan Salter, or Barbie Schmenner

2018 Arts and Crafts Marketplace | November 3

St. Mark’s UMW Invites you to its 2018 Arts and Crafts Market Place on November 3 2018 from 9 AM to 4 PM. All crafts and art work will be home-made either by area artisans or by members of St. Marks UMW. Refreshments will be available at the Candy Cane Café as well as the bake sale table.
Attention St. Mark’s Crafters Please begin now to prepare your crafts for the market Place. Popular items in the past have included matching knit scarves and hats, aprons, ornaments, American Girl doll clothes and jewelry.