UNITED METHODIST WOMEN (UMW)

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 questions regarding the United Methodist Women, please contact President Meryl Kettler at meryl.kettler@gmail.com.

Complimentary child care can be arranged for all UMW events by contacting Jennifer Barkis at preschool@oakhillumc.org.

All women of all ages are welcome to join one or more of the United Methodist Women's groups. Please check out the video above to learn more about each group and feel free to reach out to the contacts listed below to find out more.

Support the Oak Hill United Methodist Women

Book Club

The UMW Book Club meets the last Thursday of the month, 10 am, in the Parlor, in person and on Zoom. (No July meeting; November/December combined.) UMW books and other books of interest are selected by our members. Contact Diana Goodloe, 512-788-2194, dianagoodloe@gmail.com.

Chloe Circle

Chloe Circle meets every second Thursday, 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall Coffee Bar. Members take turns hosting speakers and activities.  The group is dedicated to missions, including assembling manna bags and providing a lunch for Habitat for Humanity. Contact Marilyn Cannon, 512-496-9881, marilyn.cannon18@gmail.com.

Dorcas Quilters

Dorcas Quilters meet every third Monday, 10 am to 2 pm in Room A203. We focus on making quilts for cancer patients in our church and for girls at Nicole’s Place. We also work on special projects like pillowcases for the Salvation Army.  Bring a bag lunch and your favorite sewing tools. Contact Linda Moore, 989-430-8218, la.moore@att.net.

HUGS Project of Austin

HUGS Project of Austin – meets each Thursday, 10 am to 2 pm in A203, January through November. We make neck coolers an Christmas stockings for USA troops. Bring a bag lunch and your favorite sewing tools. Contact Charlotte Bennett, 512-971-2098, cbennettnew@gmail.com, or Emily Vasquez, 512-284-8349, vpetemily@aol.com.

Mary Martha Circle

Mary Martha Circle – meets every second Monday, 11 am to 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Outside speakers present information about outreach opportunities for local missions, including The Burke Center for Youth, Habitat for Humanity, and Wesley Nurses. We also support global missions through our World Thank Offering. Contact Mary Tidwell, 281-844-6795, maryaubra@gmail.com.

Women of Valor

Women of Valor (formerly Mom2Mom) – We alternate meetings between book discussions and dinner out, which includes serving supper monthly for Foundation Communities. We meet every other Thursdays at 7:30pm in members’ homes or a restaurant. Women of Valor affirms that all people are beloved children of God, and welcomes women of every age, background, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, and family configuration. Join our Facebook group (Women of Valor) or contact womenofvalor@oakhillumc.org.

Wednesday Morning Study Group

The Wednesday AM Study Group meets every Wednesday, 10 am to noon, in A201, September through May, in person and on Zoom. This circle is open to all persons. We enjoy challenging topics, lively discussions, and in-depth studies. Our local outreach includes projects for The Burke Center for Youth and Habitat for Humanity. We support global missions through World Thank Offering. Contact Meryl Kettler, 512-922-1079, meryl.kettler@gmail.com, or Mary Allen, 325-226-3121, mracha61@yahoo.com.

RADA Fundraiser

The Oak Hill United Methodist Women have had a long history of fundraising with RADA. RADA has upped its contribution to 40% for online sales. If you click here to order from RADA, it will immediately show you that a portion of your purchase will go to benefit the OHUMW. RADA has been offering quality, made in the U.S.A. cutlery since 1948. They also have gift sets, cooking utensils, soups, dips, cheeses, and cook books. If you need assistance or have product questions, please contact Betty DeJong, 717-269-0823, betfox1@gmail.com.

Annual Retreat

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.