United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women

UMW Link Oct 2018

Purpose of United Methodist Women:

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 the global ministries of the church.

LIving our vision

♦ United Methodist Women is turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.

♦ We provide opportunities and resources to grow spiritually, become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith into action.

♦ We are organized for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action.

♦ We equip women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments and churches.

♦ We work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems.

♦ We provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.

What is a “Circle”?

UMW Circles are small groups of women who come together for a time of spiritual growth, prayer, education, and fellowship

 When do Circles meet?

Circles meet monthly from September through June

 What program materials are used?

Circles use a variety of programs which include the annual UMW Program Book, DVDs with study guide and other spiritual related study guides and materials

How do I join a Circle?

Each Circle is as unique as its members. We recommend you visit each Circle to find the right fit for you.

Anna Circle: Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the church lounge.

Elizabeth Circle: Meets the 1st Sunday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the church lounge.

Esther Circle: Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 11:15 a.m. at an area restaurant for lunch and then gathers at 1:00 p.m. in a church conference room or lounge.

Martha Circle: Meets the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the church lounge. Babysitting is available.

St. Andrew’s UMW in Action

Local and National Missions:

  • Neighborhood Center in Camden
  • Neighborhood Center Library
  • Saints Prison Ministry
  • Campus Ministry for College and Military Personnel
  • Youth Mission Trip
  • UM Communities of Collingswood
  • Little Hands Little Feet Clothing Ministry
  • Camden Forward School
  • Ranch Hope/Victory House
  • Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council
  • Cherry Hill Food Pantry
  • Kids Alley
  • Supporting the Homebound

International Missions:

  • Dominican Republic Mission Trip
  • Haiti Mission Trip
  • GambiaRising
  • Philippine Pastors Retirement Fund through Cottingham Church
  • Supporting Missionaries

If you are interested in receiving more information about the St. Andrew’s UMW, please contact our Membership Chairwoman:

Colleen McQuade: colleenmcquade851@gmail.com