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United Methodist Women

The organized unit of  United Methodist Women (UMW) 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 the global ministries of the Church.

UMW encourages friendship and fellowship, as well as study, outreach, and prayer, all with an eye to social justice.

In Community --- Do you long for a small group connection with women devoted to social justice and outreach?  UMW Circles are your answer.

In Mission --- UMW is the second largest woman’s organization in the world and it doesn’t take that responsibility lightly.  Local UMW Units across the country raise money through pledges to support ministry opportunities across the globe.  UMW truly believes that the world is our parish.

In Action --- The General Board of Global Ministries’ Women’s Division (of which UMW is a part) has an office in Washington, D.C. charged with monitoring public policy issues relating to women and children.  The Action Network  is the way UMW keeps concerned people informed about the issues that need immediate action.  Updates are sent to Action Network members with talking points and requests for specific action (ex. letter writing to lawmakers).   This is a free, easy way to stay informed as to the issues you hold most dear.

In the Quest for Knowledge --- Each year UMW focuses on three different  mission studies in order to form global perspectives and learn about needs, become engaged in social justice issues, and to nurture the spirit.  In addition to Units and Circles studying these themes, each summer the South Carolina Conference provides a multi-day and/or evening, in-depth study on each of the mission studies for both women and children.  

UMW also provides a Reading Program of books on the mission study topics and other readings in the broader categories of spiritual growth, social justice, nurturing for community, and education for mission.  Check out the UMW shelves in Bowen library to learn more and start reading.

Response Magazine  is a high quality, inexpensive social-justice focused magazine published by the UMW.  This monthly magazine will give you a global perspective plus local steps to take to improve our world.

Caring for God’s Creation --- UMW believes in being good stewards of the earth.   The Green Team is a national environmental issues network in which you can be active, too.

Reaching Out in Times of Need --- UMW provides casseroles for church members in challenging times, for example, following a birth or adoption, during or following an illness, after a surgery, or after a loss of a loved one.  Food may be requested by contacting the church office at 227-2963.

For more information about UMW and to find a Circle that meets your needs, call the church office at 227-2963.


The UMW Unit meets quarterly for study and fellowship during the lunch hour. In addition, there are six Circles (smaller groups) of women who join together monthly because of a common interest or common lifestyle.  Current Circles include:

Circle 1 — This group meets in the Social Hall at 3:00 PM to put their faith into action on the first Tuesday of each month (except for the months of June, July, and August).  Contact the church office at 227-2963 for more information.

Circle 2 — This group meets in the home of a member at 7:00 PM on the first Tuesday of each month (except for the months of June, July, and August) Contact the church office at 227-2963 for more information.

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