United Methodist Women


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. 

upcoming activities

Mother, Daughter, Friend Banquet - May 8, 6:30 PM 
  • All women of the church – all ages – are invited.  Bring your Mom, your aunt, your sister, your friend, and wear your favorite hat, but don’t miss out on this fun evening of fellowship and party favors. Dinner will be served.  Tickets will be available soon.  $12 for adults, $10 for children age 6-10.  Children under 6 Free.
United Methodist Women Assembly 2018 - May 18-20, 2018
  • Plan now to attend this 150 year old movement of United Methodist Women as we gather at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, to celebrate THE POWER OF BOLD May 18-20, 2018!  To register online go to the Assembly 2018 website www.umwassembly.org!
Trinkets and Treasures &  Collect and Connect - May 25 & 26
  • The Trinkets & Treasures Rummage Sale is approaching. Start gathering your donations now!. No Christmas or clothing items please. Large items accepted. Trinkets & Treasures is the biggest fundraiser for UMW. All proceeds go to Mission work.  Collect & Connect benefits IHN families. Bring any clothing donations in white garbage bags on Saturday, May 26 .

2018 UMW Retreat
  • As we begin gathering ideas for a 2018 UMW Spiritual Retreat we are searching for an individual or individuals who would be interested in leading the event this year.  Could it be you?  Please consider using your talents to lead this year’s retreat.
    Please contact one of us to volunteer: Pastor Mary Ann Moman, Susan Salter, or Barbie Schmenner


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!

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Morning Interest Groups
  • SPIRITUAL GROWTH Facilitator: Pastor Mary Ann Moman 
    This group will use the book Between the Dark and the Daylight by Joan Chittister. The subtitle of the book suggests we will look at the contradictions of life as a source of spiritual strength. Books will be available at the September Kick-Off.
  • BOOKWORMS Facilitator: Robyn Robeson
    April -  A Single Act of Gratitude  by John Kralide
    May -  Art of Racing in the Rain  by Garth Stein
  • MAKE IT AND TAKE IT Facilitators: Marilyn Roberts and Kathy Dycus 
    Discover your inner creativity each month as we make a craft or food item to take home. There will be a brief preview of things that we plan to make during the UMW year.
  • COLOR AND CHAT Facilitator: Becky Mills
    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.
Evening Interest Groups 
  • BOOKMARKERS:  Facilitator Deb Skinner
    April - The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

  • SPIRITUAL REFLECTIONS:   Facilitator Holly Moore
    Applying biblical study to our everyday lives. This group uses study series of videos and study guides to help us apply the teachings of Jesus to our life challenges. We’ll continue with “God Heard our Cry,” 5 faith lessons from Ray Vanderlaan.  

UMW Reading Program
A nation-wide program that seeks to broaden members’ exposure to a variety of topics.
During the year the group reads books from five categories.
    The National UMW Reading Program group will meet five times in 2018 in the St. Mark’s library. The books are selected and categorized by the United Methodist Women National Office.
      The discussion categories are:
      • March 26:  Leadership Development
      • April 30:  Nurturing for Community
      • August 27:  Social Action
      • October 29:  Spiritual Growth
      There is a brochure available in the church library on the UMW shelf that you can pick up and peruse or check out the National UMW Reading Program website.  Questions? Contact Kathy Lentz, Reading Program Coordinator at kathylentz@gmail.com or (317)652-0487.  

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      St. Mark's United Methodist Church
      4780 E. 126th St.