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The United Methodist Women (UMW) at Lakewood UMC is a dynamic group of women of all ages dedicated to the missions of women and children, as well as fellowship with one another. Our local unit supports many local ministries; Bible and mission studies; coordinate the church-wide garage sale; and hold an annual women's retreat. We also support local and international missions. UMW President Debbie Stephens would be happy to answer any general questions about our local UMW unit.
Our unit is organized into circles, or small groups, which meet monthly from September through May. The General Meetings for all members are held in January (installation of officers, special mission recognition and certificate awards), Fall Membership Event, and November (World Thank Offering and mailing of care packages to our military personnel and college students). Our year also includes directing the Alternative Gifts Market throughout the year.
3rd Tuesday | 9:30 am | Founders Court
Grace Circle, which supports Christian women’s fellowship in the many seasons of their lives, is comprised of women in their "middle and 50+" years. They meet the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in Founders Court.
2nd Tuesday | 10 am | Founders Court
The mission of the women of Hope Circle is to seek Him always, serve Him faithfully and share Him boldly. Hope Circle will meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. in Founders Court.
Joanna Martha Circle
2nd Thursday | 9:30 am | E118
Joanna Martha Circle, whose goal is to grow spiritually through fellowship with Christian women and the support of missions both at home and abroad, is mostly made up of mothers with high school and college age children. They meet the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in room E118.
3rd Thursday | 9:30 am | FC209
Leah Circle's vision is to make a difference, and they are made up mostly of women in their 50+ years. Their special project each year is to provide shoe box gifts for Samaritan Purse's "Operation: Christmas Child." They meet the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in FC209 and the Cafe area.
2nd Thursday | 6:30 pm | FC209
Ruth Circle chooses to offer those women who are seeking Christian growth an evening opportunity to meet for study, sharing and fellowship, and is made up of women of all ages (those who work outside the home and those who do not). They meet the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in room FC209.