The 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.
If you have any questions regarded the United Methodist Women, please contact President Mary Tidwell at email@example.com. Complimentary child care can be arranged for all UMW events by contacting Jennifer Barks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UMW Book Club usually meets the last Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at Panera Bread on William Cannon Dr. for a breakfast meeting. Contact: Diana Goodloe at email@example.com, 512-906-1931.
Chloe Circle meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the church parlor. Members take turns hosting speakers and activities. The group is dedicated to missions. Contact: Marilyn Cannon at firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-496-9881.
Dorcas Quilters meets the third Monday of the month in A203 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They focus on making quilts for cancer patients in our church. Contact: Linda Moore at email@example.com, 989-430-8218.
HUGS Project of Austin
Members of the HUGS Project meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays in Room A203 (we bring our own lunch) and make neck coolers and Christmas stockings to send U.S. troops. Please bring a bag lunch and your favorite sewing tools. Contacts: Charlotte Bennett, 512-971-2098, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Emily Vasquez, 512-284-8349, email@example.com.
Mary Martha Circle
Mary Martha Circle meets the second Monday of each month at 11:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. This group of ladies is focused on learning about and supporting missions. Speakers from the Austin area are invited to inspire us into action as they speak to us about their outreach to those in need of assistance. We support the Burke Boys Foundation, the Montopolis Friendship Center, Habitat for Humanity, Free Store, and others. We are also all about fellowship, which includes lunch prepared and served by our hostesses. Contact: Myra Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-394-9047.
Mom2mom is a women’s book group. The group meets the second and fourth Thursday evenings of the month from 7:30-9 in each others’ homes. Contact: Catharine Corder at catinbody@hotmail.
Wednesday AM Study Group
The Wednesday AM Study Group meets each week at 10 a.m. in Room A201 for prayer and faith-based studies. This circle is open to men and women. Contacts: Meryl Kettler, 512-922-1079, email@example.com, or Mary Allen, 325-226-3121, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year the UMW sponsors a retreat, usually in February, open to all women, at a nearby retreat center. It includes worship, Bible study, and time for laughter as well as quiet reflection. We usually begin with dinner on Friday evening and finish after Sunday morning worship. The registration fee covers five delicious meals and fun and refreshing activities, along with comfortable lodging. We take time to relax, make new friends, worship, and draw closer to God.