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Come Join Us!

East Heights United Methodist Women

Our UMW Purpose: 
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.



United Methodist Women is the primary church organization for women of all ages at East Heights and around the world! We sponsor a variety of events and activities, including fundraisers for missions, preparing bereavement luncheons and receptions, and hosting speakers and luncheons.

For more information about East Heights United Methodist Women, contact Kerin Smith.

What is United Methodist Women?

United Methodist Women is a supportive, inclusive Christian membership organization where women like you grow spiritually, develop as leaders and serve and work to create a world in which all women, children and youth thrive. United Methodist Women is celebrated as the women’s ministry of The United Methodist Church.

Who can join United Methodist Women?

Any woman who commits herself to the PURPOSE of United Methodist Women and to engage in mission, study, personal growth and social action can join. You don’t have to be United Methodist or meet an age requirement to be a member.

It’s easy to become a member of United Methodist Women: you can talk to someone you know who is already a member, or if you don’t know a member, you can call our membership office at 212-870-3725.


Why should I join United Methodist Women?

United Methodist Women is a community of women committed to mission. As a member you can take advantage of many opportunities, including the following:

  • Prayer, Bible studies and spiritual retreats.

  • Hands-on mission in local communities.

  • Mission education experiences.

  • Leadership development and training opportunities.

  • Supporting work with women, children and youth.

  • Partnership with women in mission in the country and around the world.

  • Advocacy for social justice issues, including those pertaining to the environment, domestic violence, immigration and the many other concerns that impact the lives of women, children and youth.

  • Engagement in racial justice issues.

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United Methodist Women Circles 

One of the many ways to participate in United Methodist Women includes being part of a circle.

By joining a circle, you’ll have the opportunity to develop friendships with other women as you serve and learn together. All our circles welcome you.


Charity Circle is open to women who like to express their Christianity through service. Each month they tackle a new project such as hygiene kits for the homeless, stockings for the Children ‘s Home, volunteering annually at the Open Door Klothes Kloset as well as chores around the church once a year.. Meetings are very informal and project ideas are always welcome. The Charity Circle meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am in the Covenant Room. Contact Trudy Sly at 644-0942 for more information.


Dorcas Circle members sew items for missions and for church ministries. Members meet on Thursdays at the church to sew and enjoy fellowship. Anyone who sews or would like to learn is invited to join Dorcas Circle. Contact Carolyn Kretzer or 882-5080 for a schedule.


Hope Circle offers programs that include speakers on topics from local missions, social issues, book discussions and religious music.
Hope Circle meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm in the Dining Room.
Contact Beth Babb at 263-0615.


United Methodist Women recommends a diverse range of books with the intention of broadening exposure to a variety of concepts.  The Reading Program does not intend that readers accept each word or idea contained within each book.

We are encouraged to read at least 5 books during the year, one from each of the following categories:  education for mission, spiritual growth, social action, nurturing for community, and leadership development.  These books are available on a cart marked “Reading Program” in the library..

It’s Easy to Support UMW Missions When You Shop at Your Local Dillons: 

Just affiliate East Heights UMC Women with your Dillons Plus Shopper’s Card or 1-2-3 Rewards Card. Anytime you shop at Dillons and scan your card, you’ll support United Methodist Women Missions.

Scroll down to sign in to your account or create one. Click on “Enroll Now” and enter 10115, which is our number. Select East Heights UMC Women and click “Enroll.”  If you need assistance or do not have an email account, you can call Dillons toll-free at 866-221-4141 and they will help you. Share our number 10115 with your family and friends! The more people enrolled, the more we are able to help missions.