Small Groups

United Methodist Women

UMW is a worldwide women's group within the United Methodist Church.  You do not need to be a member of the church to be a member of the United Methodist Women.  Our main goals are to grow in knowledge and faith, support women and children around the world and at home, and promote justice for all.  In our Grinnell church, we prepare and serve some meals for special occasions, participate in local events such as Blessed Community and Lenten lunches, and conduct some fundraisers for the UMW organization.  Our pledges support mission projects such as Bidwell Riverside in Des Moines, Red Bird Mission in Tennessee, and missions all over the world that assist women and families with education, health, and spiritual well-being. 


We meet approximately monthly in small groups called "circles," at various times to accommodate busy schedules.  We also have times when all of us can get together, and when we meet with other UMW groups in our state.  There is no minimum pledge requirement to join; your service is just as important as your donations.  If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Judy Cook.


These groups of about nine people (couples and singles) gather once a month to get to know each other, eat, stay connected, offer support, and have some fun!  We started up our Nine-To-Dine groups in March of 2014 with the formation of various groups, but it is not too late to join a group or create a new one!  Contact the office with your name and number.


Have you ever read the Bible all the way through? Do you think you should? Join us as we spend the next year Reading through the Bible!
Together we will gain a greater understanding of the Word of God and how its story changes our lives!


5:00pm - 6:00pm Wednesdays
starting: September 19, 2018
Location: GUMC Library

  (behind the church offices)

Interested? Contact: Zach Bey

                                 or Tim Niswander

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