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.

Stay Connected with UMW this Summer

Fellowship on June 9 | 9 AM & 7 PM

UMW will continue to stay connected this summer by Zoom. It will be an informal time of greeting and sharing with each other, addressing joys and concerns, and lifting our spirits with prayer and devotions. Watch for a Zoom meeting invitation by email. Our president Steff Mabe at [email protected] is coordinating this fun activity.

BOOKMARKERS Meet – August 11 | 7 PM

The only small group that will be meeting this summer is the evening BOOKMARKERS. The assignment is to read two books: “Sensible Shoes” by Sharon Garlough Brown and “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds. The meeting will be August 11 at 7 pm.

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]

UMW Fall Kick-off

UMW Fall Kick-off will be on Tuesday, September 8th, 9 am and 7 pm. Watch for more information this summer!

Morning Interest Groups

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

In Practicing Resurrection, author Janet Wolf explores what it means to live a life of radical discipleship today using the Gospel of Mark as the foundation. The stories of the women in Mark are a particular focus in this study. Wolf’s book ($10) is available. Mary Ann Moman facilitates.

BOOKWORMS

This book discussion group that reads both fiction and non fiction. The books may or may not be related to Christianity, but we will often ask if the material points us toward redemption, reconciliation and grace. In March, we will discuss Practicing Resurrection by Janet Wolf. Gail Lee facilitates.

MAKE IT AND TAKE IT

This group is a little crafty, a little creative, a little messy, and a lot of fun! No special craft skills needed, and we supply the materials! We will charge a small amount for craft materials each month. For March, we will make an Easter Decoration! Come join us! Kathy Dycus and Marilyn Roberts facilitate.

COLOR AND CHAT

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. Deirdre Robinson and Cathy Brinkman facilitate.

Evening Interest Groups

BOOKMARKERS

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. Deb Skinner facilitates.

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. Holly Moore will facilitate this year.

UMW Mission Focus – Fletcher Place

St. Mark’s is the Oatmeal church for Fletcher Place. Bring oatmeal this month and place it in the UMW red donation tote. 

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. Each member selects a book from the month’s category to be discussed at our gathering.  We meet five times a year for fellowship and book discussion.

The reading categories and discussion dates for 2020 are as follows:  August 31 – Social Action &  October 26 – Spiritual Growth

These dates are all Mondays and may be subject to change, depending on the needs of the group. 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 .

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

UMW Events

Trinkets and Treasures – Canceled for 2020

The Trinkets and Treasures fundraiser for 2020 has been canceled. The view of the board is that there are too many uncertainties and possible
issues to plan properly for this major event. If possible, consider holding onto your donations until next year, which is sure to be a big event!

The Collect and Connect clothing donation has been canceled due to a change in Goodwill policy. Please feel free to donate your gently used clothing to a worthwhile charity of your choice.

Arts and Crafts Sale | November 7

Our annual UMW Arts and Crafts Sale will be Nov 7th. This might be a good time to start preparing items to be sold either at UMW donation table or at your own table. Vendor applications will be accepted starting this summer. Help get the word out to all interested. Gail Lee has volunteered to lead this project.

Faith Talks – A United Methodist Women Podcast

Faith Talks are monthly conversations with United Methodist Women hosted by Jennifer R Farmer, Spotlight PR. Each conversation explores themes and resources that empower us to put faith, hope and love into action. To access Faith Talks podcasts, go to www.unitedmethodistwomen.org and look for Faith Talks in the blue box.