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

Support the Oak Hill United Methodist Women

Book Club

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 dianagoodloe@gmail.com, 512-906-1931. At the present time the Book Club is meeting by Zoom.

Chloe Circle

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 marilyn.cannon18@gmail.com, 512-496-9881. At the present time Dorcas Quilters are meeting by Zoom and sewing at their individual homes.

Dorcas Quilters

UMWDorcas 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 la.moore@att.net, 989-430-8218. At the present time Dorcas Quilters are meeting by Zoom and sewing at their individual homes.

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, cbennett11@austin.rr.com, or Emily Vasquez, 512-284-8349, vpetemily@aol.com.

Mary Martha Circle

Mary Martha Circle meets the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.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. Contact: Carolyn Blackwood, 512-282-3179,  cblackwood@austin.rr.com.  At this time Mary Martha Circle is not meeting.


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 other’s’ homes. Contact: Catharine Corder at catinbody@hotmail.com or join our Facebook group (Mom2mom). Mom2mom 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. We welcome women parenting children as primary parents, step-parents, mentors, and those who have lost children. We look forward to getting to know you! At this time Mom2Mom is meeting outside with social distancing, and by Zoom.

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, meryl.kettler@gmail.com, or Mary Allen, 325-226-3121, mracha61@yahoo.com.  At this time Wednesday Morning Study Group is meeting on Zoom.

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 email Betty DeJong or call 717-269-0823.

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.