United Methodist Women


The organized unit of the 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."

Know God: UMW gatherings include devotions, Bible study, prayer support, as well as a reading program. We seek to know God and follow His guidance as we fulfill our purpose.

Fellowship: CIrcle meetings offer a small group atmosphere where support and sisterhood is developed. In addition, events and programs are scheduled to be interesting and include all women of the church in a relaxed, educational, and social setting.

Mission: Women of all ages have the opportunity to invest their time, talents, and financial gifts to benefit women, children, and youth. Local, state, and world-wide mission efforts include pleasant group-building and fund-raising activities, pop tab collections, assembling health and school kits, sewing reusable diapers, and sorting donated clothing.



Below you can find the schedule of UMW activities, as well as the meeting times and places for UMW Circle Meetings.

Circle Meetings

Circle 

Meeting Day / Time 

Leader 

Uptown Ruth Circle 

2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm (6:00pm dinner before meeting)

Darlene Churchman & Dannine Gnat

Uptown Mary Circle

3rd Tuesday of the month, 9:00am  

Holly Szcodronski

Uptown Martha Circle 

3rd Thursday of the month, 1:00pm (begins Sept. 21)

Glenda Heyderhoff

Uptown Circle of Christian Sisters               

3rd Monday of the month, 7:00pm 

Wanda Long

Faith UMW

3rd Wednesday of the month, 9:00am 

 Cindi Roberts & Judy Lukenbill

CLC Circle of Servant Sisters   

Once a month service project 

Kate Pauly

If you are intersted in joining one of our UMW circles and learning more about United Methodist Women, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 515.964.4640.

Schedule of Activities
Everyone is welcome! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information, registration, or carpooling.

January-May, 2019
January 26: Bidwell-Riverside Center Workday, 8:30-11:30am
January 28: Craft Group, 1:00pm, Uptown Conference Room
February 25: Craft Group, 1:00pm, Uptown Conference Room
February 27: Bidwell-Riverside Center Workday, 9:30-12:30am
March 25: Craft Group, 1:00pm, Uptown Conference Room
March 28: Bidwell-Riverside Center Workday, 12:00-3:00pm
April 22: Craft Group, 1:00pm, Uptown Conference Room
April 29: Bidwell-Riverside Center Workday, 9:30-12:30am
April 30: Salad Buffet & Boutique, Uptown Fellowship Hall
May 16: May Breakfast, 9:00am, Uptown Fellowship Hall
May 18: Diaper Sewing Day, 8:30-noon, Uptown Fellowship Hall
May 31: Bidwell-Riverside Center Workday, 9:30-12:30am
Ankeny First United Methodist Church
206 SW Walnut Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515-964-4249