United Methodist Women
Open to all women, this organization primarily focuses on educational information and support of missions – locally, nationally and globally.
St. Mark’s United Methodist Women (UMW) is an organized unit of United Methodist Women that 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.
- To expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the Church.
Unit meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except July and August) in the church library or Fellowship Hall. All women of St. Mark’s are cordially invited to attend. You don’t have to be a member of United Methodist Women, or St. Mark’s UMC, or any church to come. Programs are planned annually, and are designed to implement our purpose (above). Unit meetings start with light refreshments beginning at 9:30 a.m. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. and a short business meeting follows the monthly program. Watch the church newsletter and/or the weekly Sunday worship bulletin for specific information about monthly meetings and activities of United Methodist Women.
Annual 2019 Program Schedule
Jan. 8: 9:30 a.m., Library— Program: Legacy 150
Feb. 12: 9:30 a.m., Library— Program: Call to Prayer and Self Denial
March 12: 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall—Program: Tax Deductible Charitable Donations by Hall Rick Wendtland
April 5: 4:00-7:00 p.m.— Drive-though Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
April 9: 9:30 a.m., Library— Program: Gennie Johnson, Missionary Life in India
May 14: 9:30 a.m., Library— Program: Susan Friese, Primavera Casa Paloma
June 11: 9:30 a.m., Library— Program: Gretchen Lopez, The INN
July 9: 9:00 a.m.,— Rm 17/18 Craft making
Aug. 13: 9:00 a.m.,— Rm 17/18 Craft making
Sept. 17, 7:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall—Program: OSIRIS-REX asteroid mission
Oct. 4, 4:00-7:00 p.m.— Drive-through Spaghetti Dinner
Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m., Library— Program: Rev. Hannah Bonner, Frontera Wesley
Nov. 12, 9:30 a.m., Library— Program: World Thank Offering and Pledge Service
Dec. 10, 10:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall— Program: UMW Christmas Potluck
Card recyclers meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month to recycle donated cards. Money from this project is donated to Youth on Their Own, Amphi and Marana clothing banks.
Craft Circle meets the 4th Tuesday of the month ( 2nd and 4th Tuesday in July and August). This group makes craft items for sale at the Masterpiece Festival in November and the UMW Craft and Bake sale in December to raise money for Missions. Donations of craft items are always appreciated. Watch the church Messenger newsletter and Bulletin for specific information about Craft Circle.
Elizabeth Circle is our prayer circle. There are no meetings but prayer requests are sent by email and snail mail monthly and when special need for prayer arises. Our main focus of prayer each month is the group or organization that is presenting the unit meeting program. Personal requests are added to that both for our own members and for others for whom we receive requests.
Grace Circle is a smaller group of women who meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (except July and August). We are the “hands-on” mission group, with program/projects designed to work around the church, or at various local organizations supported by UMW and/or St. Mark’s UMC mission funds. Watch the church newsletter and/or weekly Sunday worship bulletin for specific information about monthly meetings and activities of GRACE Circle.
The St. Mark’s Quilters meet on Thursday mornings to plan patterns, cut fabric and quilt, as well as to enjoy conversation while they work. Quilts we make are donated to different services in the Tucson area. To raise funds for batting and supplies, people bring quilts to us they wish to have hand quilted and a group of our ladies do that for a fee. Donations of fabric, batting, and monetary gifts are greatly appreciated.
If you would like to become a member or would like to more information about United Methodist Women or one of our Circles, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office (520-297-2062) and we’ll direct your inquiry. Contact the church office for information about St. Mark’s UMW Officers and Mission Coordinators, or to leave your name and number and someone will contact you.