United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Women are a vital part of the ministries and missions at Keller UMC. They offer a variety of small groups for study and fellowship. Women of all ages are invited to join!

CRaFTY CRAFTERS CIRCLE

The Crafty Crafters meet on the first Wednesday of each month (September-May). Most of the craft projects are associated with a specific mission project. We meet at 9:30am in DAC 417. For more information, contact Janette Gerig, 682-667-5662.

Current Schedule:
September 4 - Centerpieces for Fall UMW Gathering
October 2 - Pine cone Centerpieces/Jack-o-Lantern boxes for Building Blocks teachers
November 6 - Sharing the Joy – soups in a jar and make candy/breads at home
December 4 - Sock animals for Cook’s Children’s Hospital
December 12 - KUMW Christmas Party and Dinner
January 8 - Luncheon favors for Senior Activities Center
February 5 - Valentine’s Day candy craft for church staff
March 4 - “Fortune Cookies” for Meals on Wheels recipients
April 8 - Teacher Appreciation Gift Boxes for children’s Sunday School teachers
May 6 - Mother’s Day paper straw tulips


ESTHER CIRCLE

Esther Circle is primarily involved with social justice issues and meets the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise specified. Social time begins at 6pm and the study begins at 6:30pm in DAC 414. Contact Kara Hammonds for for more information.  

Current Schedule:
September 19 - Hurst Battered Women's Foundation 
October 12 - Serve at the CTCUMW Annual Fall Gathering
November 21 - Connect with United Methodist missionaries, the home bound, and others by writing personal notes in Christmas notes.
December 12 - KUMW Christmas Party and Dinner
January 9, 16, 23, and 30 - UMW Study - Climate Justice: A Call to Action
February 20 - Climate Justice Service Project - Action TBA
March 19 - Climate Justice Service Project - Action TBA
April 16 - Climate Justice Service Project - Honor Earth Day plant a tree
May 21 - Climate Justice Service Project - Action TBA
June - Annual Field Trip to a local venue of interest - Recycling Center


MARY CIRCLE

Mary Circle meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (September-May) from 10-11:30am in DAC 414. All women of the church are invited to this group that combines studies of UMW literature with service projects. For more information, contact Robyn Childress.

Current Schedule:
Our Fall meetings we will be studying Practicing Resurrection: The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship. The Spring study is Women United for Change: 150 Years in Mission.
Our service project is collecting diapers for the Resource Center.
Meeting dates:
September 24
October 22
November 26
December 12 - KUMW Christmas Party and Dinner
December 17 -
(Date Change due to Christmas Holiday)
January 28
February 25
March 24
April 28
May 26

Ongoing Service Projects:
~ Collection of antibiotic ointment, band-aids, and 2X2 gauze sponges for Get Ye Them to Eat ministry
~Evergreen Apartments-collection of paper products and personal care products for residents


READING EXPRESS CIRCLE

A United Methodist Women book club that meets the third Friday of each month (September-May) at 10am in DAC 416. Book titles are chosen from the approved UMW reading list on social issues. RSVP and let us know you are coming and if you will need a book! For more information, contact Imma Jeanne Alexander. 

Current Schedule:
September 20 - The Turquoise Table by Kristen Schell
October 18 - Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif
November 15 - The Color of Life: A Journey toward Love & Racial Justice by Cara Meredith
December 12 - KUMW Christmas Party and Dinner
January 17 - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
February 21 - My Beloved World by Sonia Sontemayor
March 20 - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
April 17 - Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
May 15 - Educated by Tara Westover


CYBER CIRCLE

Finding it hard to schedule a regular time to meet with friends for fellowship, study, and prayer? Perhaps a Cyber Circle will be just what you need. UMW Cyber Circle designed to connect busy women through their computers or smart phones. This approach can establish a community of women who nurture and encourage one another in their faith journey. Cyber Circle meets the second Tuesday each month, 8:30-9:30pm, on Zoom. Due to online restrictions, this group is limited to 10 participants. Link for Zoom will be sent out to each participant to connect with the group. 

Current Schedule:
Currently looking for a group leader, if interested, please contact Polly Soulsby.


SISTERS OF SEWING CIRCLE

The UMW Sisters of Sewing (S.O.S.) find fellowship in gathering the second Monday of the month (September-May) to make items for mission projects and learn new sewing/quilting techniques. They meet at 9:30am in DAC  417. Come join the fun and kinship! Even if you aren't a seamstress you are invited to join us- we have great teachers!  For details, please contact Julie McLauchlin, 817-337-2790 or Gloria Faver.

Current Schedule:
September 9 - Congo Restoration Sewing Bags
October 14 -
Hanging Bags
November 4 -
Sharing the Joy Preparation
December 12 - KUMW Christmas Party and Dinner
January 13 -
Lap Quilts for Youth Auction
February 10 -
Aunt Philly Rugs
March 9 -
Table Runners
April 13 -
Congo Restoration Bags and Hand Out Mystery Bags
May 11 -
Mystery Bag Reveals and Luncheon


BUSY MOMS CIRCLE

Are you looking to connect with other moms? Would you like a group of women you can share the joys and struggles of raising children in today’s world with?  Does finding a place where you can be physically and spiritually refreshed sound wonderful? Busy Moms is a United Methodist Women’s circle for moms designed to focus on creating community and spiritual renewal. Monthly daytime meetings will include a range of activities such as preparing freezer meals, effective de-cluttering techniques and service projects. Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of each month in FLC 204 at 9:30am. This circle will not meet in the summer months. Monthly evening meetings will offer a Moms' Night Out where the group will go out to dinner together giving everyone an opportunity to relax, enjoy and connect. These take place on the second Thursday from 6-8pm. Contact Kristal Haskins or text 402-217-2343 for details.

Current Schedule:
September 24 - Guest Speaker: Polly Soulsby, UMW President
October 22 - Service Project: Sharing the Joy: Putting together welcome bags for vendors
November 19 - Service Project: Resource Center if needed.  If not another project will be completed.  
December 12 - KUMW Christmas Party and Dinner
January 28 - Guest Speaker: Stephanie Adams - Freezer Meals
February 25 - Guest Speaker: Val Arends - Decluttering
March 24 - Service Project: Resource Center if needed.  If not, another project will be completed.
April 28 - Yoga  


SUPER MOMS CIRCLE

Super Moms provides an evening group setting for study, worship, fellowship and service for women who work outside of the home. Super Moms meet the second Sunday of every month from 5-6:30pm. This UMW circle is primarily composed of mothers who work outside of the home.  We meet to discuss how to balance the day to day activities of working and taking care of our family.  Also complete service projects designed to promote Christian growth and fellowship. For more information, contact Jenny Muzik.

Current Schedule:
December 12 - KUMW Christmas Party and Dinner


MOMS BIBLE STUDY CIRCLE

This UMW circle meets the first, second and third Tuesdays each month at 9:30am in the FLC 204.  Contact Ali Beckwith or Amanda Stansberger for more information.

Current Schedule:
September 3 we begin a study on the book, Uninvited, by Lysa TerKeurst. Bring your copy of the book and come to discuss!
Following this study, the group will choose another book.  Monthly service projects/special activities with be completed with the Busy Moms Circle. 
December 12 - KUMW Christmas Party and Dinner


Journeys CIRCLE

This UMW circle is for moms of high schoolers, college students or young adults. This group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the DAC 414 for fellowship, worship, study and service.  Contact Corinne Green for more information.

Current Schedule:
September 17 - Journeys Overview of book study and service projects/book Intro
October 15 - Book Study Session 1
November 19 - Book Study Session 2
December 12 - KUMW Christmas Party and Dinner
December 17 - Service Project (TBD)
January 21 - Book Study Session 3
February 18 - Service Project (TBD)
March 17 - Service Project (TBD)
April 21 - Book Study Session 4
May 21 - Planning for 2020-2021


Pocket Change

Pocket Change is an annual UMW fundraiser, that supports various ministries each year. 

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