United Methodist Women

The group of United Methodist Women (UMW) is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ. UMW seeks to develop a creative, supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. You are encouraged to join a circle, but if that is not possible, you can be a UMW member at large. (A "circle" is a group of people sharing a common interest.) The UMW has numerous circles that meet at various times, offering Church of the Messiah women ample opportunity to participate. The UMW holds two rummage and bake sales every year, one in April and one in October. These huge events support UMW mission projects.

In addition to the listed circles, there is a HELP Circle -- Hands Engaged in Loving Projects. This circle does not hold meetings, yet gathers to help with UMW projects throughout the year as needed. Contact Julie Doel 579-2021 for additional information about the HELP Circle.

For more information about UMW, contact the president of UMW, Michele Lacy 891-7313


Meeting Dates and Leader Contact Information:

Miriam Circle – Julie Doel 579-2021 or Wendy Johnston 794-2259

2nd Monday 7:00 p.m.  in room 300 Bethany Circle – Roxie Tenaglia 891-6984


2nd Wednesday 12:00pm in lounge. Pauline Circle - Elissa MacLaughlin 891-3451
Kay Sroufe 776-4488

3rd Thursday 1 p.m. Zacchaeus House -Lydia Circle - Elissa MacLaughlin  891-3451


2nd Tuesday 1:30 p.m. in their homes Mary Circle - Kay Ball  847-1723