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.

UMW Rummage Sale Details

Donations Accepted:
Wednesday, July 31 from 1pm to 7pm
Thursday, August 1 from 8am to 2pm

Sale Times:
Friday, August 2 from 7am to 8am with $5 entrance fee
Friday, August 2 from 8am to 5pm
Saturday, August 3 from 8am to noon (all items 1/2 price except boutique and bake sale)

Needs:
Bake Sale Items
Quality CLEAN donations
Volunteers (watch for registration link soon!)
Publicity - help us spread the word!
Pick up trucks
Shoppers

Not accepted:
Appliances
Exercise Equipment
Tube TVs
Computers
Christmas items
Broken or dirty items

Proceeds: Bidwell Riverside Center, Hawthorne Hill, and other local missions

Questions? Email Kate Pauly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Melody Auten (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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.

June - December, 2019
June 24: Craft Group, 1:00pm, Uptown Conference Room
June 26: Bidwell-Riverside Center Workday, 12:00-3:00pm
July 8: UMW Summer Potluck, 6:30pm
July 20: Diaper Sewing Day, 8:30-noon, Uptown Fellowship Hall
July 22: Craft Group, 1:00pm, Uptown Conference Room
July 30: Bidwell-Riverside Center Workday, 12:00-3:00pm
August 1-4: Summer Rummage Sale
August 26: Craft Group, 1:00pm, Uptown Conference Room
August 29: Bidwell-Riverside Center Workday, 12:00-3:00pm
Sept. 21: Diaper Sewing Day, 8:30-noon, Uptown Fellowship Hall
Sept. 23: Craft Group, 1:00pm, Uptown Conference Room
Sept. 30: Bidwell-Riverside Center Workday, 9:30-12:30pm
October 28: Craft Group, 1:00pm, Uptown Conference Room
October 26: Bidwell-Riverside Center Workday, 8:30-11:30pm
November 1-4: Christmas Only Rummage Sale
November 16: Diaper Sewing Day, 8:30-noon, Uptown Fellowship Hall
November 25: Craft Group, 1:00pm, Uptown Conference Room
November 26: Bidwell-Riverside Center Workday, 12:30-3:30pm
December 5: Christmas Dinner, 6:00pm
December 27:  Bidwell-Riverside Center Workday, 9:30-12:30am

Ankeny First United Methodist Church
206 SW Walnut Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515-964-4249