Welcome to our Women's Ministry at BUMC. We seek to connect women with God and each other so that we can grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and serve our community with love. We offer opportunities for friendship, learning and serving.
United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. UWF's mission is to connect and nurture women through Christian spiritual development, creative fellowship, and education so that they can inspire, influence, and impact local and global communities.
BUMC currently offers four different UWF Circles - or small groups - for women of all ages, and formation of new groups is always encouraged.
We also offer a bimonthly book club that meets on Thursday from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Contact Carol Seador at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about the upcoming books we'll discuss!
First Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Rachel Circle does a number of volunteer activities in our local community. This group stays current on the missional needs in the community by inviting speakers from local nonprofit organizations and the BUMC staff to their monthly gatherings. These ladies hold retreats for fellowship and spiritual growth, and they read a book annually on a socially relevant topic for group discussion. You'll also find many members of Rachel Circle crafting and baking for the annual Holiday Market each November.
Facilitators: Pat Flemming and Carol Seador
First Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
Elizabeth Circle stays involved in service by gathering resources for community missions and participating in community volunteer activities. This group hosts speakers to learn more about church staff and nonprofit organizations in the community, and they take an annual retreat for spiritual growth and fellowship.
Facilitator: Margie Jones
Mary Jane Hartman Circle
Third Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
Mary Jane Hartman Circle hosts a monthly luncheon with a speaker, participates in Bible studies, and provides support for inactive and homebound members.
Facilitator: Cheryl Minnich
Ruth Circle (Young Women's Circle)
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.
Ruth Circle is made up of young professional women who support each other during a time of career and family growth. This group participates in UWF-wide activities throughout the year, and they seek spiritual growth through devotion and study while enjoying dinners out for fellowship.
Facilitator: Katie Stamper
Room: Parlor (first floor below Narthex)