United Methodist Women
Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; We are all the work of your hand."-Isaiah 64:8
The women at Holland's have several opportunities to participate in Bible study, community outreach, missions, and Christian Fellowship by joining the UMW and/or one of their sponsored circles. UMW is the core group of women at Holland's United Methodist Church. Our purpose is to further missions through participation in global ministries of the church. Any woman at Holland's can be a member of the UMW.
Through the monies raised by our annual fall craft sale and offerings, the Holland's UMW has been able to support many charitable organizations and missions, such as:
- Garner Area Ministries
- The Benevolent Fund at Holland's
- MERCI Center
- Haiti Missions
- Appalachian Service Project
- World Thanks Offering
Our Circles have sponsored pecan sales, golf tournaments, rummage sales, consignment sales, and an aerobathon as well as other activities to support additional missions, such as:
- Meals on Wheels
- Dulac Mission
- Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network
- American Red Cross Blood Drive
- Price MATCH of NC
- Prayer Shawl Ministry
- Relay for Life
- Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke
- Hem of His Garment
United Methodist Women's Circles
You are invited to join any of our five circles. Contact the leader for the group you would like to attend for more details!
Leader/Contact: Carolyn Morris - firstname.lastname@example.org
History: Prior to 1989, the UMW at Holland’s was one large group of women. In 1989 under the leadership of Nancy Burnette, a group of 10 women ventured out to create the first “circle” of women within the UMW. The new circle was named FIRST JOURNEY which described the group and their mission. The young ladies that were part of the initial circle are now mostly grandmothers. Our group age in general is 60 plus.
Focus: First Journey is a caring and supportive group of “sisters in Christ”. Our hope is that the Lord will continue to lead us as we travel on our journey to serve and honor Him in all our mission activities.
Meeting Schedule: Monthly on the 4th Tuesday @7:00 pm in room 103. Although our mission work continues all year, we do not have regularly scheduled meetings during our summer break (June, July and August). During COVID 19 restrictions when we were unable to meet at the church, we met via Zoom. We have a summer social in June and a winter social in December.
* Work Groups: Small groups work together to prepare meals for families as
well as others in the community and work in mission activities/events.
* Prayer Shawls
* Card Ministry
* Altar/Pew Guild
* Coordination of Red Cross Blood Drives
* Samaritan’s Pantry
* Turn on the Tap
* Coordination of teams to remember shut ins (VIPs) with visits, calls, cards etc.
* Meals on Wheels
* Family Promise
* Wednesday night live
* Hope ministries
* Pecan Fund Raiser
* Military Care Packages
* Financial support is given to the UMW Scholarship fund, Methodist Children’s
Home, ASP, BSA, MATCH, Combat Warriors, Gift cards for families in need at
Thanksgiving and others as needed.
Leader/Contact: Sandra Peeler - email@example.com
Kindred Hearts Circle is an intimate group of women who meet on the last Thursday (7:00PM) of each month (in room 108 at the church). The meetings are semi-structured and include a business portion, a prayer request time, a short devotion, and a social time with light snacks served. Twice a year (December and July) a restaurant location is chosen in lieu of meeting at the church.
The ladies in Kindred Hearts are married and most of them are middle-aged with adult children.
Some of the outreach projects in which Kindred Hearts supports or participates include:
-Operation Christmas Child
-Family Promise of Wake County
-Red Cross Blood Drives
-Holland’s Medical Mission trips to El Salvador
-Book Drive for the children of El Salvador
-Wednesday Night Live Dinners
Leaders/Contact: Donna Hayes - firstname.lastname@example.orgPaulette Hackney - Hackneyrl@aol.com
Lydia's Sisters meet at 10:30am on the 4th Saturday of each month in the Fellowship Hall. We occasionally meet at the homes of members or have a social event at a local restaurant. Our circle welcomes all age groups and currently have members from 23 - 70+. We are single, married, no children, some children, empty nesters, grandchildren - all seeking to expand our love of Jesus through service in the church, community and the world. We focus on the UMW's mission of supporting women, youth and children.
We work hand in hand with our local UMW, and have proudly been a Seven Star Circle for many years. This includes donations to UMW Pledge, Gift in Memory, Gift to Mission, Special Pin Recognition, Penny & Prayer, World Thank Offering and Candle Burning. All of these monies go directly to support UMW's missions locally, nationally and internationally.
Our circle supports the Craft Sale and has 2 Rummage Sales annually to raise funds to support other areas of giving. The following are groups/missions that we support outside of UMW:
-AMG - Advancing ministries of the Gospel (support of a school aged girl)
Leader/Contact: Traci Fisher - email@example.com
Welcoming our sisters in Christ in spirit and truth; to fellowship, serve and journey in faith together.
New Horizons meets monthly, alternating between the 1st Sunday and 1st Thursday. We try to meet in member homes for an intimate and familial setting. We talk, we worship, we laugh, we pray, we eat, we plan, we fill our spiritual cups. As a circle, we strive to grow spiritually, build Christian friendships and offer a soft place to land with our sisters in Christ.
New Horizons serves in various missions both within and outside of Holland’s. We are actively involved in the Youth and Children's Ministry, H.O.P.E. Ministry and Family Promise. We help the less fortunate within our community and have an open heart for needs close to home.
We have self-led retreats for spiritual renewal. These can be local or out of town. All of our circle communication (prayers, announcements, upcoming events) is done through our Google group.
You may hear us before you see us, we can be a loud group. When I say, ‘JESUS!’ - you say, ‘CHRIST!’ We believe strongly in the aspect of sisterhood in Christ and embody this for each other through our prayers and our ‘hands and feet' way of loving one another. You can also find us reverently and boldly praying - we believe in the power and strength of praying people.
We are an open group and we welcome you to visit and join us!
WINGS (Women Interested in Growing Spiritually)
Leader/Contact: Rita Hines - firstname.lastname@example.org
WINGS meet on the first Monday of each month to participate in informal Bible study and devotional, share in casual Christian Fellowship, and plan community outreach and missions. Some of our ongoing projects and activities include:
• Children’s Consignment Sale (https://wingsconsignment.com/
• Able to Serve (www.abletoserve.org)
• Transitions LifeCare Hospice Home (https://transitionslifecare.o
• Helen Little Haiti Foundation (http://www.helenlittlehaitifo
• Zoe Ministry (http://www.zoehelps.org/)
• ASP – Appalachia Service Project (http://www.asphome.org/)
• Kairos (http://kpmifoundation.org/ind
• Central Conference Pension Initiative (CCPI) (http://www.ccpi-umc.org/)
• HOPE Ministries (http://communityofhopeministr
• Methodist Home for Children (http://www.mhfc.org/)
• College Exam Kits (HUMC)
• Pastor’s Discretionary Fund
• Bereaved Family Fund
• Christmas Families – support local families in need with ‘Santa’ items
• Annual Retreat
• And much more!
The current membership of WINGS are women who work both in and outside of the home or are retired. Most are moms with teen to young adult children, and some are now grandmothers! We invite women of all ages and stages in life and faith journeys.
Please visit the Capital District website for more information about Mission Studies upcoming Capital UMW meetings and the District Newsletter- The Capital Link: https://capitaldistrictnc.org/united-methodist-wom... (a newsletter of the North Carolina Conference United Methodist Women)
Join the women of Holland's United Methodist Church as they grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord and think through practical applications to everyday life. Keep an eye on our events page for upcoming events for the women of Holland's United Methodist Church