UMW 2017

We are a community of women whose main 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. In support of these goals, we provide monthly programs, special mission studies, retreats, and other spiritual enrichment opportunities.

United Methodist Women. Faith - Hope - Love in ActionWe seek to strengthen fellowship ties through smaller circles within our group as well as expanding fellowship ties to our larger community through District and Conference UMW or mission events.

Membership is open to any woman who indicates her desire to belong and to to participate in the global mission of the Church through United Methodist Women.




Saturday, October 21, 2017

Please join us for a delicious ham dinner and explore the bazaar of unique items and delicious baked goods!

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UMW 2017 Calendar of Events UMW Quote


January 3  General Meeting – 7:00 pm* – Room 10, “Fitness and Health” presented by John Herr
Devotions: Kitty Laudenslager
Prayer Calendar: Margie Gettings
Response Minute: Sue Oliver
Offering: Prayer and Self Denial
Hostesses: Circle 1

January 24  Executive Board Meeting – 6:30PM – Church Chapel
Devotions: Allison Horne

*Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:50 pm


February 7 General Meeting  – 7:00 pm* – Room 10, “Chaplain Ministry/Mission Work” presented by Allen Keller
Devotions: Alice Peters
Prayer Calendar: Margie Gettings
Response Minute: Margie Gettings
Hostesses: Circle 2

February 12 & 26 Homemade Soup Sales (Make soup February 10, 11, 24 and 25)

February 13 Reading Program – 2:00 – 3:30 pm (Monday) Church Chapel

February 25 SE District UMW Social Action Event on Climate Justice – West Grove UMC

*Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:50 pm


March 4 (Saturday) West Chester UMW Retreat– 8:30 am – 12 noon – Fiesta Center – “Sweet Life Cafe” led by Rev. Molly Dee Rounsley – Get Details and Register Online Here
Hostesses: Executive Board

March 4 & 5 15th Annual “Girls on the Go” UMW- Sponsored Teen Retreat (ages 13-18) themed “Climate Justice — A Call for Hope and Action” Gretna Glen Camp

March 12 (Sunday) Executive Board Luncheon Meeting – 12 noon to 2 pm – Church Chapel
Devotions: Eleanor Kalligonis


April 1 Eastern PA Conference UMW Leadership Development Meeting– 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, St. John’s Ivyland UMC

April 4 General Meeting – 7:00 pm*- Room 10 – “Act in Faith” presented by Hallie Romanoski
Devotions: Melinda Ford
Prayer Calendar: Margie Gettings
Response Minute: Jan Grande
Hostesses: Circle 5

April 9 Old Fashioned Bake Sale (Palm Sunday)

April 25 Executive Board Meeting – 6:30 pm, Chapel
Devotions: Margie Gettings

April 29 Southeast District UMW Spring Ingathering – Middletown Christ UMC

*Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:50 pm.


May 3 WOMEN’S CELEBRATION DINNER – 6:30 pm, Church Fiesta Center
Program: TBD
Devotions: Rev. Molly Dee Rounsley
Hostesses: Executive Board

May 8 Reading Program – 2:00-3:30 pm (Monday), Church Chapel

May 20 UMW Eastern PA Conference Spiritual Life Retreat– 9:30 am – Noon, Location TBD

No Executive Board Meeting for May.


No General Meetings in June, July or August

No Executive Board Meeting for June.


July 21-22 Mission U – Inn at Reading

July 25 Executive Board Meeting 6:30 pm, Church Chapel
Devotions: Carolyn Cartright


August 14 Reading Program – 2:00 pm, Church Chapel

No Executive Board Meeting for August.


September 6 General Meeting/Salad Supper/Bring a Friend/Guest Night– 6:30 pm, Fiesta Center
Program: “The Maker Program – Mothers and Kids Enjoying Reading/Prison Ministry-Early Learning” presented by Lori Friedgen-Veitch
Devotions: Carol Gress
Prayer Calendar: Margie Gettings
Response Minute: Anne Holton
Hostesses: Circle 5

September 14 District Day Apart – 9:30 am-2:00 pm, Day Retreat at Camp Innabah in Spring City, PA

September 27 Executive Board Meeting – 6:30 pm, Church Chapel
Devotions: Marilyn Light


October 3 General Meeting– 7:00 pm, Room 10
Program: “Haiti Mission Trip” presented by Sue Oliver
Devotions: Evelyn Allen
Prayer Calendar: Margie Gettings
Response Minute: Eileen Hogan
Hostesses: Circle 1

October 21 Fall Dinner/Bazaar – Church Fiesta Center and Gathering Area

October 21 Eastern PA Conference UMW 44th Annual Meeting, Location TBD

October 24 Executive Board Meeting – 6:30pm, Church Chapel
Devotions: Carol Gress


November 7 General Meeting– 7:00 pm, Room 10
Program: “Hidden Religious Symbolism in Art” presented by Martina Keogan
Devotions: Martina Keogan
Prayer Calendar: Margie Gettings
Response Minute: Kelly Lynn
Offering: Prayer and Self Denial
Hostesses: Circle 2

November 11 Southeast District Annual Celebration – Time and Location TBD

November 13 Reading Program – 2:00 pm (Monday) Church Chapel

November 19 Holiday Bake Sale

No Executive Board Meeting for November.


No General Meeting in December

No Executive Board Meeting in December

Have a Merry Christmas! 


If you want more information about the UMW Programs/locations, etc., contact Marilyn Light (610-696-6885) –

United Methodist Women (UMW) Circle Meetings

If you’re looking for a close fellowship group of like-minded Christian women, we welcome new members to any of the UMW Circles. Monthly meetings are held at various times and places and include programs of the Circle’s choosing. Call one of the Circle Leaders below or, if none of the times listed fit your schedule, contact Marilyn LIght, 610-696-6885 and let’s talk about starting another circle group.

Circle 1: 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM (Leader: Marilyn Light – 610-696-6885 and Margie Gettings – 610-696-3076)

Circle 2: 3rd Tuesdays, 9:30 AM (Leader: Carolyn Cartright – 610-692-2365 and Barbara Leone – 610-429-4520)

Circle 3: 3rd Mondays, 1:00 PM (Leader – Lillian Kent – 610-696-8146)

Circle 4: 3rd Wednesdays, 6:45 PM (Leaders – Kelly Lynn – 610-793-9799 and Martina Keogan – 610-430-8108)

Circle 5: 3rd Mondays, 7:00 PM (Leader – Allison Horne – 610-429-3202 and Debbie Moyer – 610-925-5177)

Projects supported


Missionaries in Africa
UMW Pledge to MissionUMW Table Ministry Fair
UMW Special Gifts to Mission
World Thank Offering

Regional/Community (includes over 20 different organizations):

Domestic Violence Center
Good Works Program

Local Church:

Building Fund
Children’s Center
Discretionary Fund
Youth Fellowship Programs
Food Cupboard

Contact Info
Marilyn Light