United Methodist Women
From SUMC Wiki
The organized unit of UMW 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 the Global ministries of the church.
We pledge… Our Prayers, that we may experience growth and renewal in our relationship to God and to our sisters and brothers Our Time, that we may respond to human need through study, action and reflection. Our Gifts, that we may share in the Global ministries of the Church.
All monies collected from fundraisers go to mission projects throughout the world.
SUMC has four active groups of women who meet on a regular basis for fellowship and spiritual guidance, as well as mission projects. Any adult woman is welcome to participate in one or more circles at any time.
The NEW CIRCLE meets every month on the second Monday at 7:30 pm, usually at the church. For additional information email Terri Leonard (terleonard at gmail.com). This circle is for working-age women of the church.
DOROTHY BROWN CIRCLE meets every month on the fourth Monday of the month (7 PM) at a member’s home. For additional information call Jean Atkinson at 371-3972, e-mail Linda Rice: Lrice12@hotmail.com
MARY MARTHA CIRCLE meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month 9:30 AM in the Hearth Room of the Church. They do not meet in July or August. For additional information contact Joan Goodwill, 899-4999 or Virginia Tracey, 371-8204.
SUSANNA WESLEY CIRCLE meets on the first Tuesday of every month, 7:30 PM, in the Hearth Room at Church. They do not meet in July or August. For more information, contact Rhonda Latz, 346-4859.
 We Sponsor A Reading Program
Shenendehowa United Methodist Women has an ongoing reading program for the women of SUMC. Read a book from the list and put your name on the poster. Once you have read one from each section, you will be given a certificate from the conference on UMW day.
The purpose of the reading program is to encourage women, through reading, to become…. Informed… understanding of and motivated to participation of God’s Mission today; Sensitive…to all human beings, their needs interests and concerns; Alert…to and knowledgeable about issues facing humankind today to which the Gospel Speaks; Aware…of who one is and what one can do through self-understanding.
UMW and the Circles purchase books for the program. They are chosen from the UMW book list and are located in the southwest corner of Fellowship Hall. If you wish to purchase a book for the reading program, contact a UMW Officer.