United Methodist Women (UMW)

The organized unit of United Methodist Women 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 missions through participation in the global ministries of the church. 

First United Methodist Church has four circles, which are small groups of Christian women who meet once a month (September-May). We also have Supportive Members, women who do not belong to a circle, but support UMW with their many talents and gifts.
A & M Circle meets the third Friday at 9:30 a.m. It does not meet in January or February.
Harmony Circle meets the second Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
Unity Circle meets the second Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Felicity Circle meets the second Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.


"We are ordinary women in partnership with God" 


During this year (2017) UMW has five Fellowship Meetings:

April 7           Spring Luncheon hosted by Harmony Circle at 12:15 pm in Fellowship Hall. 
                      Program: "Up From The Earth" Jenny Jorgenson and Randy Burnight.

May 1             May Day Dinner hosted by Unity Circle at 6:15 pm in Fellowship Hall.
                      Program:  "Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence" Verlee Owens.

October 2      UMW Night hosted by Felicity Circle at 6:15 pm in Fellowship Hall.
                      Program:  "Break the Silence" Human Trafficking Awareness. Sister Shirley Fineran.

November 3  Fall Luncheon hosted by A&M Circle at 12:15 pm in Fellowship Hall.
                      Program:  "Shesler Hall Update" Kris Dam.

December 1  Christmas Luncheon hosted by Executive Committee at 12:15 pm in Fellowship Hall.
                      Program:  "Christmas Music and Installation of Officers by Pastor Roger Madden.


All Fellowship Meetings are open to every women of First United Methodist Church. You do not have to belong to a Circle or be a Supportive Member to attend. Circle information and reservations may be obtained by calling the church office at 712-258-0119 or e-mailing the church at

Please join us in Christian Fellowship!