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.

Join your UMW sisters either in the morning or evening meeting. Members please pitch in for a morning Brunch & evening Salad Supper. All others, please be our guest!

Find out what great things are in store for the 2019-2020 year. Questions? Contact [email protected]

Meetings will resume in September of 2019!

Morning Interest Groups


This 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.


Members select fiction or non-fictions works, but most of the books are fiction. While the books are seldom of a religious nature we will ask the question, “Do you see God’s grace or redemption at work in the book?” In October, The Astronaut Wives Club will be discussed. Gail Lee facilitates.


Hand make a different craft or project each month and take it home that day! We keep it simple and have a lot of fun each time. Materials are furnished for a nominal cost. We meet in October, November, January, February, March, and April. Kathy Dycus and Marilyn Roberts facilitate.

Evening Interest Groups


Join us in the evening book discussion group. We read anything and everything. We offer lively discussion (not always on topic), fellowship and support. Come even if you haven’t read the book of the month. We add an extra meeting in May and summer. Ask for our list of “have reads” to get a flavor of the books we read. We will meet August 13 to discuss Lilac Girls. Deb Skinner facilitates.


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. Holly Moore will facilitate this year.

UMW Mission – Ascent 121 Prayer Journey

The Ascent 121 Prayer Journey is an opportunity for you to drive through the near east side of Indianapolis and pray for areas affected by
trafficking and exploitation. You will learn about the different social systems and recovery services available to survivors. Guided prayer stops allow you to pray for survivors, teens at risk, and those involved in the many social services that serve these young people.

St. Mark’s UMW is sponsoring a Prayer Journey on Saturday, April 27 from 9 am to 12 noon. The journey begins at West Morris Street Church. We will leave St. Mark’s at 8:20. The Prayer Journey is best experienced with small groups in a car. Click here to sign up.

If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Linda Schenk.

Thank you for your continuous support of all of the missions supported by St. Mark’s and the UMW.

UMW Reading Program

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:  Education for Mission, Leadership Development, Nurturing for Community, Social Action and Spiritual Growth.

Our UMW Reading Program group selects a book from each of the categories meeting five times a year for book discussion and fellowship. The St. Mark’s library has the UMW books on a cart on the right side of the library.

We will meet on August 26 & October 28. You are welcome to attend and learn more about the program even you have not read a book.

A brochure is available in the church library on the UMW shelf that you can pick up or check out the website program.

Do not hesitate to contact Susan Salter at [email protected] or 317-848-1194 if you have any questions.