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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.

UMW at FUMCR provides support for the needs of women and children in our congregation and our local community as well as financially supports UMW nationally and internationally through monthly circle meetings, semi-annual unit meetings, and semi-annual project parties. Need help finding your place? Contact Membership Co-Chair Diana Ramsower (214.335.4671 /

  • 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, 12:30 pm, via Zoom

    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: Cori Pratt (469.231.7229 /, Shandon Klein (972.904.9622 /, Bethany Wright (903.272.2401 /


    1st Tuesdays, September-July, 7 pm, via Zoom

    The Hannah Circle is a group of approximately 25 vibrant, active women of all ages and stages of life.
    Contact: Bonnie Abadie (972.432.4696 /


    1st Wednesdays, 9:30 am, via Zoom

    Joanna is an intimate group that welcomes women of all ages.
    Contacts: June Delleney (214.739.2622 /, Sherri White (972.234.1333 /


    3rd Mondays, Aug-May

    Koinonia has 27 energetic, caring members, ages 60+.  This group is keeping in touch via phone and email.
    Contact: Brownie Newton (972.571.5441 /

    Morning Glory

    1st Mondays, Aug-May, 10 am, via Zoom

    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 /, Jolynne Harey (214.533.2728 /


    3rd Tuesdays, Sept-May, 9:30, via Zoom

    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.
    Contacts: Melanie Cottam (972.238.9720 /, Nancy Zachary (972.793.7900 /


    2nd Thursdays, Sept-May, 7 pm, via Zoom

    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 - 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)

  • 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

    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 Zoom
    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

  • Resources

    Greater UMW

    Metro District UMW

    North Texas Conference UMW

    National UMW  

    UMW Online Community

    Response Magazine

    Prayer Calendar 2019