The United Methodist Women’s (UMW) organization is the oldest organized woman’s group, organized in 1958 as WOMAN’S SOCIETY OF CHRISTIAN SERVICE and in April 1972, by action of the General Conference, the name was changed to United Methodist Women. The UMW of St. Philip’s has existed as long as the church has been in existence. Their primary function is Christian fellowship with an emphasis on mission work.
The UMW has fellowship, a program for each meeting, and supports mission projects.
The current daytime members meet once a month, the 2nd Tuesday of each month, except in November and December when they meet the 1st Tuesday due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. Membership is open to all women of the church. If you are not a member of the UMW, you are welcome to come to our monthly meetings in the Fellowship Hall and one of our Women’s Circle groups that meet weekly in the home of some of its members.
For 25 years, the UMW of St. Philip’s held annual bazaars in October, selling homemade crafts for mission projects throughout the world. Over the years, the UMW contributed several hundred thousand dollars.
UMW Faith Night Circle
The night group, known as The Faith Night Circle, meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, except in November and December, in the Overflow area of the Fellowship Hall or sometimes the Library. Meeting dates are not published for the entire year in advance, but are published periodically.