Picture: UMW Hannah Circle
Let all that you do be done in love. - 1 Corinthians 16:14
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women is a mission oriented community of nearly one million women whose purposes include:
• Spiritual growth through knowing God and Jesus Christ;
• Developing a creative supportive fellowship;
• Participation in the global ministries of the church; and
• Developing and using skills for service, leadership development, and personal growth.
Small groups within the local church's UMW group participate in and support the purposes of UMW. Monthly meetings include prayer and sharing time, plus a speaker, program by a member, or an activity.
Guests and new members are always welcome.
2nd Sundays, 12:15-1:30 pm, Room 209
The Esther Circle is a diverse group of women, ages 25-60+, who are passionate about growing deeper in active relationship with God, our society, and one another. Contacts: Shawna Lewis - firstname.lastname@example.org, Caroline Wilson - email@example.com, Shandon Klein – firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Tuesdays, September-July, 7-9 pm, Room 203
The Hannah Circle is a group of approximately 25 vibrant, active women of all ages and stages of life. Our members provide a light supper during each meeting. Contact: Kim Hefley - email@example.com, 972.955.4417
1st Wednesdays, 9:30 am, Room 208
Joanna is an intimate group that welcomes women of all ages. Contacts: Donna Russell - 214.796.5062, Lela Luxen - 972.470.9492
3rd Mondays, Aug-May, 10 am, First Center
Koinonia has 27 energetic, caring members, ages 60+. This group enjoys lunch together after the meeting. Contact: Brownie Newton - 972.571.5441
1st Mondays, Aug-May, 10-11:30 am, Room 203
Morning Glory has about 30 members with ages ranging from mid 50s to 70s. All ages are welcome and would fit in. Contacts: Nita Ulasek - 972.742.4657, Sally Parks - 214.477.1481
3rd Tuesdays, Sept-May, 9:30-11:30 am, Members' homes
Rejoice has been in existence for many years. Its 21 members have a wide age range and are a mix of long-time members and newer members. Contact: Andrea Hills - 214.500.1586
2nd Thursdays, Sept-May, 7-8:30 pm, Members' homes and FUMCR
Ruth is an intimate group of 13, ranging in age from 50s-70s. Several are retired teachers. In June, July, and August they meet for casual get-togethers. The group would welcome women of all ages. Contact: Louise Riley 972.699.8462
Presidents - Pam Shamblin, Glenda Hanks
Co-Vice Presidents - Linda McAlister, Amyana Trig
Secretary - Ann Austin
Corresponding Secretary - Donna Russell
Treasurer - Andrea Hills
Spiritual Growth - Glenda Hanks, Robin Kelly
Education and Interpretation - Marta Mountjoy
Social Action - Kim Hefley
Membership - Jean Harrington, Diana Ramsower
Program Resources - Vicki Branscome
Communications - Melanie Calvert
Committee on Nominations - Nita Ulasek (chair), Dee Hardin, Lela Luxen, Dianne Robertson, Jane Aitchison
Local Mission Representatives
Bethlehem Center - Carolyn Dale, Mary Cone
CC Young - Kathy Betz, Melanie Cottam
Methodist Hospital - Nancy Healy, Janice Myers
Wesley-Rankin Community Center - Joyce Lloyd, Marta Mountjoy
FUMCR Events - Nita Ulaszek, Penny Hamlett
Ushering Coordinators - Diana Ramsower (SMU), Marta Mountjoy (FUMCR)
Our UMW unit regularly supports four local missions. Each circle is assigned a local mission, and they are rotated every two years so everyone has an opportunity to learn about each organization. We support each mission in various ways and keep abreast of needs and events by having a representative on each board.
Since 1945, Dallas Bethlehem Center has provided the children of South Dallas with a nurturing environment that benefits the entire family structure by offering holistic services for each child's educational, physical, emotional, social, moral and spiritual needs. Their focus ranges from child development for ages 1-5, after-school and summer enrichment programs for ages 6-12 and a youth development program for ages 13-21. Learn More
C.C. Young is a Methodist retirement center serving those in independent living to those in full care in Dallas overlooking White Rock Lake. We host birthday parties, make lap robes and shawls. We visit residents and provide Bingo gifts for them. We support different benefits throughout the year to provide services or enhancements to the facilities. Learn More
Our unit supports Methodist Hospital throughout the year. Our mission focuses on infants and new mothers. We donate Halloween tray favors, layette sets, shot dolls and infant eye covers (for infants under lights for jaundice). We donate red Christmas stockings and knitted white hats for the Christmas babies to be wrapped in to go home.
Wesley Rankin is a community center serving West Dallas. Our unit supports this mission throughout the year with book donations for their library, donations for school supplies and gifts for the Christmas Store Program which allows parents to shop in a store with volunteer hours they have donated at their children's schools or other community programs. Wesley Rank holds an annual benfit which provides most of the annual funding for the community center. Learn More
Let FUMCR be the place for your next important celebration!
The United Methodist Women of FUMCR will help with any celebration that you choose to have at the church campus.
We will set up, serve and take care of replenishing the food and drinks during the event. And when it is time to clean up, we do that too!!
Contact Nita Ulaszek, 972.742.4657, our Celebration Coordinator, for information on how we can help you give a celebration and enjoy the party as well.
Let your celebration be a gift to others!
UMW members volunteer, and the money earned goes directly to fund ministries to women, children and youth. While you have a great celebration, you also contribute to the wonderful family missions for the United Methodist Church through United Methodist Women.
2020 Unit events are listed here. Refer to individual Circles for their regular meetings and special events.
Tue, Jan 11 11:45am-3pm NTC UMW Leadership Training FUMC Plano Wed, Jan 12 12:30-2:30 pm UMW Officer Training Mays Hall Tue, Jan 21 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Room 205 Jan 26-28 Legislative Event Austin, TX Tue, Feb 11 6:30-8:30 pm Project Party Rooms 226, 227 Tue, Feb 18 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Room 205 Sat, Feb 22 9am-3pm NTC Spiritual Growth FUMC Rowlett Tue, Mar 17 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Room 205 Mar 27-28 Women’s Retreat Prothro Center Fri, Apr 10 Wesley Rankin Spring Luncheon TBD Tue, Apr 14 11:30am-1pm Unit Meeting Ogden Fellowship Hall Tue, Apr 21 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Room 205 Tue, May 19 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Room 205 May 31-Jun 2 NT Annual Conference St. Andrew UMC, Plano Tue, June 16 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Room 205 July 23-25 Mission u 2020 FUMC Plano Tue, Aug 11 11:30am-1pm Project Party Rooms 226, 227 Tue, Aug 18 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Room 205 Tue, Sept 15 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Room 205 Sat, Sept 26 Metro District UMW Annual Meeting TBD October NTC UMW Annual Meeting TBD Tue, Oct 13 6:30-8:30 pm Unit Meeting Mays Hall Tue, Oct 20 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Room 205 Tue, Nov 10 7 pm Drink Mix Prep Middlebrooks Hall Tue, Nov 17 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Room 205 Sun, Dec 6 & 13 8:30am-12:30pm Drink Mix Sale Concourse Tue, Dec 8 6:30-8 pm Christmas Unit Meeting Coleman Family Hall TBD Project Transformation TBD SPAN Dinner provided by Executive Committee