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.
  • To expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

We usually meet on the second Thursday of the month at 10am for morning meetings. When we have special evening meetings, we move to a different week due to Church Council meeting on the second Thursday in the parlor. Look at our schedule below. All events are in the Benedict Hall parlor unless otherwise noted.


Our UMW Living Timeline stories are now on the bulletin board in the hallway of Benedict Hall. Read the stories of our women who have embodied Love in Action! The Living Timeline is a national program to help celebrate the upcoming 150th anniversary of United Methodist Women.


Thursday, February 8th, 10:00am – Come help make Valentine’s cards for some of our people who could receive a bit more love this season.  We’ll also be collecting our “Call to Prayer and Self-Denial” offering, going toward ministries that develop leaders of all ages. Examples might be child development and after-school programs, job readiness, life skills and livelihood training, GED or ESL programs, scholarships, seminars, etc.

Thursday, March 8th, 10:00am

Saturday, April 28th, 8:00am registration – 2:00pm – Fairwood UMW is hosting the Seattle district “Spiritual Day Apart,” a mini-retreat in some ways. We can use women to help with all areas – acting as hostesses in directing attendees, food prep, setting up tables/chairs, serving food or cleanup. Contact Cathy Russell if you can help.

Our Book Club meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome. Please contact Kathy Porter at bkporter@comcast.net with any questions.
     Here’s the next few books that we’ll be reading. Join us when you can.
January 25th, 2018:  The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane  by Lisa See.
February 22nd:  At Home in Mitford   by Jan Karon.
March 22nd: The Vine Basket by Josanne La Valley.
April 26th:  The Tall Woman  by Wilma Dykeman.

May 24th:  My Sister’s Keeper  by Jodi Picoult.

June 28th:  Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood  by Trevor Noah.
September 27th:   The Girl Who Wrote in Silk  by Kelli Estes.
Have an idea of a great book to read? Let us know!
We meet in Benedict Hall (parlor or BH-5) from 7:00-8:30pm on the 4th Thursday of the month Sept-June except Nov/Dec.


Questions? Contact…
President:  Jeanne Harmon
Vice-President:  Becky Clardy
Secretary:  Willa Link
Treasurer:  Donna Stock