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Women's Ministry

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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.

  • Circles

    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 -, Caroline Wilson -, Shandon Klein –


    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. Contacts: Robin Kelly 972.898.4691, Kim Hefley 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, September-July, 10:30-12:30, First Center

    Koinonia has 27 energetic, caring members, ages 60+.  This group enjoys lunch together after the meeting. Contact: Margie Robertson 214.856.5715

    Morning Glory

    1st Mondays, September-June, 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: Marta Mountjoy 972.644.5582, Barbara McNutt 972.480.9650


    3rd Tuesdays, August-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, 7-8:30 pm, Members' homes

    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

  • Officers

    Presidents - Marsha Mayo, Pam Shamblin
    Co-Vice Presidents - Marta Mountjoy, Linda McAlister

    Secretary - Ann Austin
    Corresponding Secretary - Donna Russell

    Treasurer - Andrea Hills
    Consulting Treasurer - Karen Morgan

    Spiritual Growth - Pam Shamblin, Glenda Hanks
    Education and Interpretation - Amy Trigg
    Social Action - Karen Morgan
    Membership - Jean Harrington, Diana Ramsower
    Program Resources - Vicki Branscome
    Communications - Glenda Hanks

    Committee on Nominations - Carolyn Vanaman (co-chair), Melanie Calvert (co-chair), Lela Luxen, Dianne Robertson, Dee Hardin

    Local Mission Representatives
    Bethlehem Center - Linda McAlister, Carolyn Dale
    CC Young - Nita Ulaszek
    Methodist Hospital - Janice Myers, Nancy Healy
    Wesley-Rankin Community Center - Pam Shamblin

    FUMCR Events - Nita Ulaszek, Penny Hamlett
    Ushering Coordinators - Diana Ramsower, Marta Mountjoy

  • Local Missions
    Local Missions

    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.

    Bethlehem Center

    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

    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

    Methodist Dallas Medical Center

    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 Community Center

    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

  • Celebrations

    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.

         Birthday parties
         Graduation celebrations
         Class functions

    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.

  • Events

    Unit events are listed here. Refer to individual Circles for their regular meetings and special events.                               

    Tue, Jan 15 7 pm Executive Meeting Room 205
    Jan 27-29   *Legislative Event Austin
    Tue, Feb 12 6:30-8:30 pm Project Party - Samantha's Project Rooms 226, 227
    Sat, Feb 16   *Central TX Conf. Racial Justice Event Waco
    Tue, Feb 19 7 pm Executive Meeting Room 205
    Mar 13-17   *OK Indian Missionary Conference  
    Tue, Mar 19 7 pm Executive Meeting Room 205
    Sat, Mar 23   *UMW Birthday Bash Conference Center
    Sun, Mar 24   UMW 150-year Celebration Coleman Family Hall
    Tue, Apr 9 11:30am-1:30pm Spring  Luncheon Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Wed, Apr 10   *Wesley Rankin Spring Luncheon  
    Tue, Apr 16 7 pm Executive Meeting Room 205
    Sat, Apr 27   *Metro District Morning Apart Walnut Hill UMC
    Tue, May 21 7 pm Executive Meeting Room 205
    June 2-4   *NT Annual Conference Christ UMC, Plano
    Tue, June 18 7 pm Executive Meeting Room 205
    Tue, Aug 13 11:30am-1:30pm Project Party Rooms 226, 227
    Tue, Aug 20 7 pm Executive Meeting Room 205
    Sat, Sept 7   *Metro District UMW Annual Meeting  
    Mon, Sept 16   Prepare and serve dinner for SPAN Bartula Family Life Center
    Tue, Sept 17 7 pm Executive Meeting Room 205
    Tue, Oct 8 6:30-8:30 pm Unit Meeting Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Tue, Oct 15 7 pm Executive Meeting Room 205
    Sat, Oct 19   NTC UMW Annual Meeting FUMCR
    Tue, Nov 12 7 pm Drink Mix Prep Middlebrooks Hall
    Tue, Nov 19 7 pm Executive Meeting Room 205
    Sun, Dec 1 & 8    Drink Mix Sale Concourse
    Tue, Dec 10  6:30-8 pm Christmas Unit Meeting Coleman Family Hall
    Tue, Dec 17 7 pm Executive Meeting Room 205
        *Not on FUMCR Campus  

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