United Methodist Women


United Methodist Women is a faith-based membership organization of laywomen within The United Methodist Church. We are organized for mission and our members are committed to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ in community with other women and building the lives of women, children and youth. 

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United Methodist Women General Meeting
November 18th at 6:00pm in the fellowship hall.
We'll share a pot luck meal, have fellowship time, and announce this year's Mission Pin Recipient.


The Purpose of the United Methodist Women
The organized unit of 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 the global ministries of the church.





United Methodist Women is turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth in the world. We welcome any women who want to belong to and participate in the global mission of the church through United Methodist Women and who commit themselves to the PURPOSE.

UMW Circles
UMW Circles, which are smaller groups with an individual emphasis, provide a way for women to meet regurlarly in smaller groups to worship, study, and be in fellowship with each other.  Our circles (seven in all) meet once a month - usually within the first week of the month.  Our circles have similar tasks and goals, but are each unique in the way they fellowship and in the way they fulfill the UMW purpose.  All of the circles come together a few times a year for special events.
Learn more about each circle meeting times, locations, and contacts below:


Circle #
Meeting Date/Time
Circle Demographics
General Location
1st Monday of Month, 7:00pm
Part working and retired women, age 50-70, some with grandchildren
Parlor or homes
1st Tuesday 2:00pm
Mostly retired women, age 60-80 with grandchildren
J.C.Groce S.S. room
June Rogers
1st Tuesday 11:00am
Mostly retired women, age 70+ with grandchildren
Fellowship Hall
1st Thursday 7:00pm
Part working and retired women, age 50-70, some with grandchildren
Member’s homes
3rd Tuesday 7:30pm
Working women, age 45-60, with adult children
1st Thursday 6:30pm
Part working and stay at home moms, age 30-50 with school aged children. Childcare available on an as needed basis
Parlor or homes
2nd Wednesday 6:00pm
Mostly working women, age 35-50, with school aged children. Childcare is available.


Upcoming Events:

UMW General Meeting November 18th at 6:00pm Church Fellowship Hall
Circle 7 Breakfast with Santa - December 6 9:00am, Church Fellowship Hall.  Reservations taken in November.
umwlogo.pngYadkin Valley District(YVD) Events:
YVD Prayer Breakfast; "Faithful Living" - May 10, Center UMC, Welcome, NC
YVD Annual Meeting August 24
District Leadership Training/Development November 15, 9:30-12pm location TBA
For more information regarding our Yadkin Valley District News and Events feel free to CLICK HERE

Western North Carolina Conference UMW Events:
Spiritual Growth Retreats, June 13-14, Lake Junaluska  
Mission U, July 17-20, Pfeiffer University
Annual Meeting, September 5-7, Lake Junaluska




Some Ways we Make our Purpose Come Alive!

  • Use the UMW Prayer Calendar  at all unit meetings to pray for those in mission.  Assign the prayer calendar ahead so persons will be ready to read.  Use the UMW Prayer Calendar every day for personal Bible Study.  It has Bible passages for daily reading.  You can use the Bible passages as a part of your devotions at your unit meetings. 

  • Use the Reading Program  to learn about all aspects of the mission.  There are books on spiritual growth, mission education, social action and membership in the United Methodist Women.  (See Main Street's Library for Resources.)

  • Social Action - United Methodist Women has been challenging social injustice for more than 140 years. Members improve the lives of women, children, and youth nationally and internationally.  Our unit is currently collecting Girls Underwear 10-12, Boys underwear 4-12, Girls/Boys Belts, and Hand Sanitizer during the months of April and May to be distributed to Elementary and Middle Schools in Kernersville.  Please contact our Social Action Chair, Becky Oringderff, to arrange pick up of your donations.

  • Read the UMW Response Magazine   It helps us to learn who we are as United Methodist Women. There is also a Bible Study in each issue.  Issues(11 annually) are available in the Main Street UMC Library.


cookbook.pngCook Books

A book rich in recipes and the heritage of our church, The UMW Cookbooks are available in the church office for $25.
UMW Members

For current UMW members please feel free to check this site for more information on your Circle meetings, programs, etc.

Need More Information

Any questions or comments please feel free to contact our UMW President Lynn Makepeace or call our church office at 993-3411.