United Methodist Women

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.

Membership in Red Bank UMW is open to all women of the congregation.

Meetings of the full membership take place most months.  Check the Inlook and Outlook for meeting dates and times or talk to any UMW member.  Thursday and Sunday meetings begin at 12:00 p.m. and Saturday meetings begin at 10 a.m. In addition to UMW business, speakers/programs are included at these General Meetings. UMW also plans several Retreat opportunities each year in which we encourage all interested women to participate.  The Retreats are held on Saturdays (April 22 & Sept. 16, 2017) and involve special Leaders.

Fellowship Circles

Fellowship Circles are small groups of members which often meet monthly  Each group plans its own programs which may include the use of UMW study books.  There are currently two Fellowship Circles:
  • Mildred-Ruth Circle:  meets most second Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at Church
    • (June and December meetings have been held at the Atrium at Navesink Harbor.)
  • Susanna Circle:  meets most first Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. or as needed at a Circle member’s home.

Interest groups: (Men are welcome too!)

  • Book Club meets fourth Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Library
  • Craft Group meets the second & fourth Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Library Lounge area. 
  • Created with a Prayer Group meets 2nd Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Library (except in February and March) and the 3rd and 4th Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Lounge.
  • Garden Helpers work in the Fair Haven Community Garden Saturday mornings (May – September).
  • Lunch Break Volunteers serve hot breakfasts on the 1st Saturday of February, April, June, August, October and December. (Food may be prepared on Friday.)
Local Missions:
  • 180 Degrees/Turning Lives Around
  • Backpack Crew and CROP
  • Camden Neighborhood Center .
  • Church Women United
  • Lunch Break and Community Garden
  • Methodist Communities .
  • Youth Group Projects and Scholastic Assistance Program
  • VBS Scholarships
  • Cooking for the Center in Asbury Park
  • Over 55 Luncheon
2017 General Meeting Dates:
  • February 2 (Thursday) 12-2 p.m.
  • March 12 (Sunday) after Church
  • April 6 (Thursday) 12-2 p.m
  • May 6 (Saturday) 10 a.m.-12 noon
  • June 11 (Sunday) after Church
  • September 7 (Thursday) 12-2 p.m
  • October – TBA
  • December 9 (Sat.) 10 a.m.-12 noon
  • Christmas Bazaar with Luncheon in November 
  • Book Sale in June
  • Candy Sale in February (plus candy is sold at the Bazaar and in December)
  • Greeting cards — available Sunday mornings and at the Bazaar.
  • Mother’s Day Bake Sale and Fall Soup and Bake Sale

Women of the Year

Women of the Year honors a member who has made significant contributions to our local UMW unit.  For more information, please contact Linda Babler, UMW President.
Every Methodist Church can have a UMW ministry. These are all part of the UMC’s UMW organization.  To learn more about the National United Methodist Women’s organization, visit their website by Clicking Here or clicking the logo on the left.