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]

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. October 8 we’ll discuss The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel. 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. At the end of the September Kick-Off meeting there will be a brief preview of our group. We will be making necklaces for the October Make It and Take It group time. 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 – Lucille Raines Residence

Lucille Raines Residence is owned and operated by the United Methodist Women of Indiana. Many of the men and women who are residents are actively engaged in rebuilding their loves from substance abuse. 

St. Mark’s UMW invites you for a talk, tour and lunch at the Lucille Raines Residence on November 7. We will meet at St. Mark’s at 9:45 AM and return around 1 PM. Cost is $8 per person. Please email your reservation to Linda Schenk at [email protected] by Tuesday, November 5.

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 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 www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/readinggroup program.

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

Heart Warming Women’s Retreat | November 2

Join St. Mark’s women at the Forest Park lodge in Noblesville, to fill your soul with God’s love. A bible study will emphasize caring for others followed by a “hands-on” mission project assembling basket that will be given to church members who need our caring thoughts and love. $20 dollars includes lunch and study materials – checks payable to St. Mark’s, memo line UMW Retreat. Contact: Sonjia Clodfelder 765-744-6035 or Miriam Taylor 317-716-4430

Arts & Crafts Marketplace | November 16, 9 AM to 4 PM

The UMW Arts & Crafts Marketplace will be here before we know it! UMW is asking all crafters to please start preparing your homemade crafts for the UMW Craft booth!