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.

Check the Inlook and Outlook for meeting dates and times or talk to any UMW member. UMW plans several Retreat opportunities each year in which we encourage all interested women to participate. The Retreats are usually held on Saturdays (April 21 & Sept. 15, 2018) 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 the Red Bank UMC.
  • Susanna Circle:  Meets most first Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at a Circle member’s home.

Interest groups: (Men are welcome too!)

  • Book Club meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the Church 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 the 3rd and 4th Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the Church Lounge.
  • Garden Helpers work in the Fair Haven Community Garden Saturday mornings (May – September).
  • Lunch Break Volunteers serve and cook hot breakfasts on the 1st Saturday of February, April, June, August, October and December.
  • Contact Linda Babler or Barbara Valenti for more information.
Local Missions:
  • 180 Degrees/Turning Lives Around
  • Backpack Crew and CROP Walk
  • Camden Neighborhood Center
  • Church Women United
  • Lunch Break and Community Garden
  • Youth Group Projects and Scholastic Assistance Program
  • VBS Scholarships
  • Cooking for the Center in Asbury Park
  • Over 55 Luncheon
2018 General Meeting Dates:
  • March 24: Cook for The Center at 10:00 in kitchen. RSVP
  • April 7: Cook and serve Lunch Break. RSVP
  • April 21: Women’s Retreat 9:00-3:00 Fellowship Hall. RSVP:
  • April 29 UMW Sunday and Bake Sale
  • May 5: Tea at 12:00 in Room 114. RSVP:
  • May 31: General meeting. More info to follow.
  • June 2: Youth cook and serve at Lunch Break.
  • June 2: . UMW Book Sale
  • June 9: General Meeting. More info to follow.
  • June 23: Cook for The Center at 10:00 in kitchen. RSVP
  • August 4: Cook and serve at Lunch Break. RSVP
  • August 18: Cook for The Center and Crafts RSVP
  • September 15: Ladies Morning Out. Details to follow.
  • September 25; Over 55 Luncheon.
  • October 6: Cook and serve at Lunch Break. RSVP
  • October 14: General Meeting. More info to follow.
  • December 1: Men’s Fellowship to cook and serve at Lunch Break
  • December 8: Woman of the Year. Details to follow.
  • Christmas Bazaar with Luncheon in November.
  • Book Sale in June.
  • Greeting cards — available Sunday mornings and at the Bazaar.
  • UMW Day Bake Sale, April 29, 2018.

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.