UMW Speaker Series: Growing Through Trials

Listen to audio from recent UMW Speaker Series Luncheons:


*Janet Sheahan’s talk is not available due to unforeseen A/V issues.

Women’s Groups 

These groups meet in various locations throughout the city and are designed to help you grow as you connect to God and others through deeper study and accountability. Questions? Contact Ginger Holland, (901) 261-2186.


Bible Study
Mondays | Noon-1 p.m. | Dunnam 335 
Start Date: January 7
End Date: April 22
Childcare: no
Leader: Carole West, (901) 218-4226


Women of the Word (WOW) Bible Study
Tuesdays | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Wilson/Ross 409-412
Start Date: January 8
End Date: April 23
Childcare: PDO is available.
Leaders: Sally Saig, (901) 351-8358, & Lynn Holloway


Chronological Overview of the Bible
Wednesdays | 6:15 p.m. | Parlor

Start Date: March 20
End Date: April 24
Childcare: yes
Leader: Sherry Webster

C2: Creative Connection
First Wednesday of each month | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | meets in various homes
Start Date: January 9
End Date: May 1
Childcare: yes
Leader: Judy Blythe, (901) 268-5374


Women’s Bible Study: Priscilla Shirer’s The Armor of God
Thursdays | 9:15-11 a.m. | Wilson/Ross 405-406

Start Date: January 10
End Date: April 25
Childcare: PDO is available.


Moms in Prayer- College Group
Fridays | 10-11 a.m. | East Ministry Center

Start Date: January 11
End Date: May 10
For moms with a child in college who would like to join other moms to replace anxiety and fear as we gather to pray scripturally and specifically for them.
Childcare: no
Leader: Jo Ellen Druelinger, (901) 497-7535

Women’s Bible Study: Unshakable Hope by Max Lucado
Every other Friday | 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. | East Ministry Center

Start Date: May 3
End Date: June 28
Bring a lunch or buy your lunch there.
Childcare: no
Leaders: Corinne Nace, (309) 642-1047, & Susie Andrews, (901) 581-4847
Questions? Email Laura Greenwell

SUNDAY school

Joy Sunday School Class (open group)
Sundays | 11 a.m. | Wilson/Ross 413
Childcare: yes
Teacher: Chris Payne, (901) 326-7646

United Methodist Women (UMW) and Circle Meetings


UMW Circles meet on a monthly basis at various times (day & evening) and locations (homes, Christ Church & East Ministry Center). UMW Circles are most active from September through May.  

UMW is 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

  • To expand the concept of missions through participating in local and global ministries of the church

Questions? Contact Vickie Wilkinson, UMW President, (901) 497-6257.

New UMW Circle
Interested in meeting weekly with a new UMW circle of women studying God’s Word? Join host and leader Sherry Webster at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at her home located at 5441 Sycamore Grove Lane, Memphis, 38120. Enjoy Bible teaching, application, encouragement and accountability. The theme verse is James 1:22, “Be ye doers of the Word, not hearers only.” Questions? Call Sherry, (901) 229-0531.

Baby Showers

Expecting a baby? Know someone in our church who is expecting? Please let us know. UMW will host baby showers to honor these moms and help foster relationships between women of all ages. These will be in the Parlor at 12:30 p.m., so stop by right after church for a special time of food and fellowship. Bring a package of diapers, wipes or a Kroger gift card. If your circle would like to host one of these dates, contact Vickie Wilkinson or Laura Greenwell.

Dates: May 19, July 14, September 22, October 20

2019 Women’s Ministry Calendar

Save these dates on your calendar, and stay tuned for more details!

Women’s Summer Series: Rejoicing Through Philippians
Thursdays, June 13, 27 & July 11, 25 | 6 p.m. | Seabrook Hall

Join us for fun, food, fellowship and a chance to stay connected to God’s Word.

Women’s Retreat
We are holding the dates for our Women’s Retreat at Country Place for August 23 and 24, but if they have an opening in February 2020, we will move it to those dates. We are still waiting to confirm and will update as soon as we know for sure.

UMW Bake Sale
Sunday, Nov. 3

Holiday for Her
Wednesday, Dec. 4

Check out our photo gallery from some of our recent events: