The United Methodist Women is an organization of church women whose purpose is:


  • to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ
  • to develop creative, supportive fellowship
  • to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church
First United Methodist Women is open to any woman, church member or not, who indicates a desire to belong and participate in the global mission of the church. There is no requirement to join a sub-group (circle) to be an active member of the United Methodist Women. However, there are nine circles (described below) of women who meet once a month to promote the work of the United Methodist Women in a variety of ways. General Unit meetings are held quarterly, when all meet together for fellowship and a program. Contact Lauren Schafer UMW President  919.379.0419.
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UMW Circles

Agape Circle
Age: 55-75
Meeting Day/Time:    2nd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Room 200
Contact:    Herta Kirk 467-2995 (h) or 244-1772 (c)
Amigas Unidas Circle
Unidas welcomes Hispanic/Latina women as well as those who are interested in learning more about reaching out to our Latino neighbors.
Meeting Day/Time: 4th Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in Church Library
Contact: Sallie Abbas 467-0382 or Patty Garcia 233-9485
Esther Circle
 Age: 50+
Meeting Day/Time: 1st Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in members’ homes
Contact: Linda Huffman or Eleanor Vinson

Harmony Circle
 Age: 40+.
Meeting Day/Time:    2nd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Room 200.  No meeting in July.
Contact:     Phyllis Marlette 859-0850 or

The Journey Circle

Age: 20’s and 30’s, single, married, with and without children
Meeting Day/Time: 2nd Sunday at 7:00 p.m. in room 228.


Rebecca Circle
Age: 40+
Meeting Day/Time:  3rd Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in members’ homes
Contact:  Nancy Dixon

Sarah Circle
Age: 30’s and 40’s, married, single, with and without children (kids from babies to teens).
Meeting Day/Time:    2nd Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at the church or in members’ homes
Contact:     Dawn Westbrook 380-1367 or Carrie

Wesleyan Circle
Age: 65-92
Meeting Day/Time:    1st Monday at 2:00 p.m. in Room 124
Contact:    Sydna Martin 467-1385 or