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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. Women join UMW to grow spiritually, educationally and intellectually, to be stimulated, to gain leadership experience, to meet other women and to be involved in missions in the following ways:

  • Spiritual growth studies and renewal
  • Mission Education
  • Biblical and theological study
  • Women in Crisis programs
  • Child advocacy
  • Giving on behalf of persons in missions
  • Legislative affairs
  • Human rights issues
  • Combating racism
  • Reading Program
  • Want to learn more about UMW? http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umw/


    Beulah Cole Circle

    3rd Wednesday of each month at 10 am

    Meet in a member’s home or the church parlor.

    The circle supports many projects within the church and community. We would love to extend an invitation to new members.

    Contact Person: Annetta Andrews at annetta@earthlink.net


    Mildred Cooke Circle

    3rd Thursday of the month at 10 am

    Has been in existence for over twenty years. We enjoy the fellowship that we have together and try to serve others.

    Our circle has been making small, stuffed bears to give to those who are ill or shut-ins. These “prayer bears” are to remind recipients that they are loved and prayed for. Another project we are working on, is the collection of jeans to donate to men at Butner Hospital, many of whom come in with only the clothes on their backs. We have also been collecting food, money and supplies for Mt.Sylvan’s backpack ministry.


    RosaBelle Mangum Circle

    4th Thursday of the month at 7 pm

    Missions projects include: The Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Interfaith Hospitality Network meals, meals for Mt. Sylvan's youth program, the BackPack program, the Mitten Tree, coordination of the Silent Auction for the Fall Festival and crafts for the same event. Circle members are moms of young children and teens, grandmothers, and professionals, who attend Mt. Sylvan and other churches. As this circle changes and grows, the purpose remains: to know God, develop a creative supportive fellowship, and expand concepts of mission through participation in the ministries of the Church.

    Contact: Mary Beth Cecil (919-323-4082/mbkcecil@gmail.com)


    McKay Circle

    3rd Monday of Each Month at 10 am in the Church Parlor

    We are named in honor of Mrs. Cora Woods McKay who was honored on Dec.4, 1966 for her service to her community, her church, and her family.

    Most of our mission projects are local. We send service men and women goody bags during Christmas. We have helped with the youth project SERVE Durham. We sent money to buy a goat in Haiti and like to visit shut-ins and bring them a small gift. We also help cook dinner for the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN).

    Contact: Gloria Rabon (919) 479-8475


    Ruth Cook Circle

    SECOND THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 7:00 P.M.

    THE CIRCLE NOW MEETS ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 7:00 P.M. UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED

    Contact: Delores Stillson: (219) 314-7412


    Faye Watkins/Luster Gold Smith Circle

    1st Saturday of Each Month at 9 am

    Contact: Yonica Rodio (919) 477-2702


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