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

  • Arts & Crafts Marketplace - Saturday, November 4
    Booth space available for $35 a table. Reserved table forms are available in the church office or contact Ada Hoffmaster at ahoffmaster@indy.rr.com.

UMW Retreat 2017

  • SAVE THE DATE October 28 10:30 AM to October 29 12:00 PM
    This fall take a break for yourself; join-up with a group of St. Mark’s women to further your spiritual journey. Reverend Mary Ann Moman and others will be our spiritual leaders. We are excited to be planning this event and hope you can take time to join with your sisters in faith.  
    The Duecker Waterfront Lodge has been reserved on the grounds of the conference center around Webster Lake. The event is limited to 30 people at a cost of $40 per person. Accommodations include dormitory style rooms with 4 bunk beds and 1 bathroom per room. Together we will prepare lunch, dinner and breakfast meals. Application forms will be available in September. Car pools will be arranged.
    Contact Miriam Taylor, to help with planning at miriamtay@earthlink.net or 317-716-4430.


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!
  • FALL KICK OFF:  Tuesday, September 12, 9:00 AM &  7:00 PM 
    9 AM– Pitch-In Brunch and 7 PM– Pitch-In Salad (Newcomers please be our guests) Guest speaker will be Susan Bennett from UMC Children's Home in Lebanon. 
Morning Interest Groups
  • Spiritual Growth:  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 available in September. Mary Ann Moman facilitates.
  • Bookworms:  Facilitator Robyn Robeson.
    Come join us for coffee and a lively discussion of books that we will choose from a list compiled by the group.

  • 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.

  • 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.
    The Bookmarkers group will be meeting in August to discuss Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. We will also have our annual book swap for any one that wants to participate. Wrap a gently used or new book (one we haven’t read in the group) to exchange.  
  • Spiritual Reflections:   Facilitator Holly Moore
    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.

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.
  • August 28 - Social Action
  • October 23 - Spiritual Growth
Pick up more information on the reading program in the St. Mark’s library on the UMW shelf. The book list is provided to UMW’s around the World. If you have any questions about the UMW reading program do not hesitate to contact Kathy Lentz.
Click here to find out more about UMW.

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