A Caring Community of Faith
Trinity United Methodist Church
Thursday, January 17, 2019

United Methodist Women



Purpose of United Methodist Women

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 mission through participation in the global ministries of the church

2018 Executive Mission Team 

President                                                     Mary Agnew                                                                             
Vice President                                              Elizabeth Burke                                                                               
Treasurer                                                     Beverly Park
Recording Secretary                                     Sharon Ward
Corresponding Secretary                              Alice Collar
Secretary of Program Resources                   Beth Peternel                                                          
Mission Coordinators:
      Spiritual Growth                                     Gail Brunson                                                 
      Education & Interpretation                     Michelle Helfer                                                  
      Membership Nurture &                           Connie Myers
Communications & Historian                        Mary Agnew
Nominations                                                 Connie Myers
Small Group Leaders:
     Roberta Circle                                        Gail Brunson
     Book Club                                               Heather Burtch
     Crafty Women/Knit*Pray*Love                Kathie Knouse

Roberta Circle

Roberta Circle meets the 4th Thursday of most months for fellowship and Bible Study.


Book Club

Book Club meets once a month in members' homes to discuss a book they have read. Contact Heather Burtch for more information.

Crafty Women

Crafty Women meet the 3rd Saturday of each month to work on Feminine Hygiene Kits for Days for Girls or to make crafts for personal use. Contact Kathie Knouse for more information.


This group of women make prayer shawls, preemie caps, and other items to be distributed as needed. There are several women involved who would be delighted to help you get started on these projects.


Reading Program:

In order to participate in the Reading Program you need to read 5 books in a calendar year, one from each of the designated categories. You also need to read United Methodist Women’s response magazine on a regular basis. The books and complete instructions are on the book rack in the UMW area of the Welcome Center. There is at least one year’s worth of response on the UMW counter.

Of course, you may borrow the books for your personal enrichment. Remember this program is on the honor system.

Box Top for Education 

The UMW continues to collect Box Tops for Education. The Box Tops go to Red Bird Missionary Conference. The collection jar is on the counter in the Welcome Center. You have helped to purchase tons of school supplies and at least 1 van so far!


Mascara Wands

The UMW is also collecting used CLEAN mascara wands to be used at the Appalachian Wildlife Reserve in NC to remove debris from birds and small animals that have been brought to the reserve for rehabilitation.