United Methodist Women

The organized unit of 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.
To access the UMW Membership Book containing a complete list of UMW members, programs and the annual budget, see:

2014 Membership Directory United Methodist Womenn

Congratulations to the 2014 Mission Service Award winners:
Caroline Harris, Mckenna Hanson, and Sarah Toepke

For a complete list of recipients of this award, see:

UMW Mission Service Awards


April – UMW Plant and Gift Card Sale
April 3-5 -Minnesota Conference Meeting at Normandale Hylands
May 10 – Daughter’s Day
September 13 – Fall Kick-Off
October 2-3 -Minnesota Conference Meeting at Normandale Hylands
October 4 – Minnesota Conference Annual Gathering at Normandale Hylands
October 25 – Bazaar
December 6 – Christmas Brunch

Faith Circle

Social action and service are emphasized in this Circle. The activities scheduled are meant to put our faith into action. Faith Circle members have served meals at shelters, made sandwiches for the homeless, put together personal care kits, stamped cards for soldiers and made pies to raise funds for mission. Meetings are scheduled at various times throughout the year, depending on the activity or event.  Contact: Paulette Malecek, 952-844-0939

Hope Circle

A study oriented group, this Circle uses a Christian book to guide them in discussion and application of God’s word to their lives. Christian fellowship and support are added benefits. This Circle meets the first Friday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Contact:  Patsy Wright,952-831-4426.

Ruth Circle

The primary focus of this group is service to the church  Typical projects include making silk flowers for new members, embroidering baptismal clothes and helping with church mailings. This Circle meets on an “as needed” basis.  Contact:  Marilyn Brown, 952-831-0597.

Thursday Morning Bible Study

This group, led by NHUMC’s Visitation Pastor Otis Borop, meets weekly during the school year on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at the church.

Craft Night

This group offers a time for women to socialize and to take time from their busy schedules to work on individual craft projects. It meets monthly on a Friday evening at the church. Dates and times are publicized in the bulletin and Hylander.

UMW Reading Program

If you love to read and want to be challenged by what you read, then the UMW Reading Program will be a perfect fit. The purpose of the Reading Program is:

  • to expand understanding of social issues facing humanity today,
  • to increase sensitivity to the needs, interests and concerns of all human beings,
  • to enhance self-knowledge and to act from that knowledge and
  • to strengthen involvement in Christian mission.

Books that are part of the program along with information about the Reading Program can be found on the UMW Reading Program bookcase in the church library.

Reading Program Memorials through May 2013

Outreach Programs Supported by NHUMC United Methodist Women
  • Camp Scholarships for Inner-city and NHUMC campers
  • UMW Mission Projects  (money is used for women’s and children’s issues around the world)
  • Emma Norton Services
  • Methodist Hospital Auxiliary
  • Walker Home
  • Joyce UMC Preschool
  • Cornerstone
  • Oasis for Youth
  • Northern Pines Camp
  • Kissy Eye Clinic, Freetown, Sierra Leona
  • Africa Uplifted
  • VEAP
NHUMC’s United Methodist Women’s group provides hospitality services for special events held at the church.  Click this link for details: UMW Hospitality Services
Click here to watch “Cooking Safely for a Crowd” which is the food safety video that is part of the training for all church kitchen volunteers.
Copies of “Kitchen Companion–Your Food Safety Handbook” are available to check out from the NHUMC Library and the basket in the NH Kitchen found under the phone.
If you are using the NHUMC Kitchen, please comply with the  procedures included in the NHUMC Kitchen Manual 4 14.  A printed copy can be found in the NH Kitchen
UMW Leadership Team Meeting Minutes

March 23, 2014

February 23, 2014

January 19, 2014

September 29, 2013

August 18, 2013

June 12, 2013

April 7, 2013

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NHUMC UMW’s Recipes

Divine Divan

Chicken Cashew Salad

Squash Soup

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars