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 Summer Reading Program Completion

The UMW Summer Reading Program is coming to a close. Please put your completed forms in the plastic container located in the Parlor by Monday, August 5th. Thank you for your participation!
If you have questions, contact Lynn Gammell at

St. James Women’s Retreat

St. James Women’s Retreat – Where Is God?

Do you feel too busy? Pulled in too many directions?
Work, family, volunteering, church activities – even when life is filled with good things, it can sometimes feel like too much. And what about God? It can be a challenge to make room in your schedule for time with God. It can be hard to notice God in the midst of the day to day tumble of life. In our time together, we will explore how God may be calling to you, and how you might create sacred space and time to listen.
Women’s Retreat:  “Where Is God?”
Saturday, July 27, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
St. James UMC Fellowship Hall
Retreat Leader will be Mary Kay Glazer, who is a spiritual director, retreat leader,and writer.  Find out more about Mary Kay by clicking here.
The retreat is free, but we ask you to register so that we have a place for you.  Please register by July 25.

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!

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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