UMW is the group of women in each congregation organized for mission. Each local and district unit relates directly to district and conference organizations of UMW and to the Women’s Division of the General Board of Global Ministries.


UMW Days for Girls Workshop

The United Methodist Women are collecting the follow items to support the Days for Girls Project.
  • Girls size underwear – Cotton, briefs size 8, 10 and 12
  • Gallon Zip Lock Freezer Bags (No sliders)
  • Washcloths
We also accept fabric donations – flannel and cotton fabric.
Please place donations in the Days for Girls bin outside Marianne’s office.
Days for Girls workshop will be held on Saturday, September 7th and 28th, 2019 from 9 am to 12 noon.
Sewers and non-sewers are welcome. We will be working on bags for the Jamaica Mission Team to distribute.


UMW Collection Items

The UMW is very appreciative of the soup labels collected the past few years, but as of right now we will no longer be collecting them. We will continue to collect the BOX TOPS for EDUCATION for the local schools, as well as eye glasses for the Lions Club. These items may be left in the Parlor.
If you give the box tops directly to a school, please submit the number so we can include yours on our Annual Report. Contact Judy Gray at 756-0907 for information.

How to Join UMW

Any woman is invited to join UMW. You don’t have to be a member of St. James UMC to attend a circle or join UMW. To join, all you have to do is attend a circle meeting. Information on meeting times and locations is found on the UMW website page. For additional information on joining or questions about circle activities and events, please contact Emily Heritage (321-1319) or Erin Passailaigue (347-8010). You may also contact one of the circle leaders as well. Contact information for circle leaders is found on the UMW website page under the section entitled “Circle Meeting Schedule.”
We look forward to getting to know you and welcome you to UMW!

Why Become a Member of UMW?


Circle Meeting Schedule
Circle               Meeting Time/Location                Circle Leader/Contact
Circle #1       1st Monday of every month           Jan Lamson  252-717-4404
                   12:00 noon in Fellowship Hall
Circle #2      1st Tuesday of every month             Joanne Askew  252-756-5601
                   12:00 noon in Fellowship Hall    Faye Armstong  252-355-2863
                   (bring your own sandwich)
Circle #3      1st Sunday of every month              Sarah Alexander  919-619-6232
                   6:00 pm at the Retreat House       Sarah Midgett  252-412-3182
Circle #4      1st Monday of every month             Linda McLane  252-355-6538
                   7:00 pm in the Parlor
Circle #5      1st Tuesday of every month               June Parker  252-341-9395
                   9:45 am in the Parlor                    Gloria Manning  252-758-2214