United Methodist Women (UMW) is a faith-based membership organization within The United Methodist Church. UMW members are committed to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ in community with other women and advocating on behalf of women, children, and youth around the world. United Methodist Women has been in mission for over 140 years.
At St. Paul’s, we are an active, faith-driven group of over 200 carrying the UMW mission and traditions forward through various ministries and programs.
The organized unit of United Methodist Women is 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 the concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
UMW circles are small groups of UMW members who meet regularly for spiritual growth, missions, and social interaction. Circles are open to all. For more information or to join a circle, contact the circle chair.
3rd Wednesdays | 9:30 am, Parlor at St. Paul's
Chair: Irene Visser firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reading Program is a study opportunity for UMW members. For 140 years, UMW has been involved in mission that includes prayer, study, and action. The purpose of the program is to encourage UMW members to:
Expand understanding of and participation in God’s mission.
Increase sensitivity to all human beings—their needs, interests, and concerns.
Encourage critical thinking about issues facing humanity today.
Grow in understanding of Scripture as it relates to Christian faith in contemporary life.
Enhance self-knowledge and act from that knowledge.
Strengthen involvement in local and global Christian mission.
Day Apart "Season of Our Lives" led by Marilyn Burch (DM) (March 3, snow date)
9:00 am-2:00 pm in the Wesley Center
District Spiritual Growth Day Apart
April 10 & 11
Spring Thrift Mart
Climate Justice Workshop" 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Leader: Rev. Dick Clark, DM
Hosts: Martha Circle & Blue Zones/Green Lives task force
EC District Spa Day for UMW members & friends
Dubuque Grand View UMC
Taste of St. Paul's Fundraiser
UMC Annual Conference
Day Trip in Cedar Rapids
Social Action Charities: Willis Dady Shelter, Mission of Hope, Matthew 25
Kool Kool Luncheon, 12:00 pm
Hosts: Mary Naomi & Ruth Circles
St. Paul's Cabin at Clear Lake
District Mission Study Day
"What About Our Money"
Asbury UMC, Cedar Rapids
Fall Thrift Mart
District UMW Annual Meeting
at Vinton Wesley UMC
Unit Meeting, 10:00 am coffee
Willis Dady Homeless Shelter
Hosts: Anna Abigail & Deborah Circles
Conference Annual Meeting
Fall Mission u
November 1 & 2
1st UMC Cedar Falls
UMW Christmas, 12:00 pm
Honors Luncheon, Installation of Officers, Holiday Fair Bazaar items for sale
Host: Elizabeth Circle
Christmas Melodies (Holiday Fair 2018) Thursday, November 1 (3:00-7:30 pm) & Friday, November 2 (10:00 am-2:30 pm). Support UMW missions! Both days, St. Paul’s UMW will feature their Craft Boutique, Country Store, Cookie Walk, Free Trade Table and the African National Table. Thursday is Holiday Café. Tickets will go on sale beginning October 14 for the theme luncheon and Style Show on Friday.It’s a great way to get in the mood for the upcoming Christmas season. Join us and bring a friend! If you can’t help at the Holiday Fair, you are welcome to make a donation payable to UMW Holiday Fair 2018.