united methodist women


The United Methodist Women is a group of women whose purpose is to know God and experience him together.  They develop creative and supportive avenues to do that.  The fellowship they bring to each other's lives is invaluable.  Not only do they serve our church and ministries by providing vital support, they reach our community outside our church walls with their work.

UMW also has small group circles which is a great way to make friends and staying connected with the church.  We invite all women of the church to see which group works best for them. Visitors are welcomed!

To learn more about the UMW small circle groups, please call Carla White-Carpenter at (815) 885-3425

circle groups

Caravan Circle:

This group of women focus on taking field trips to visit agencies and places of ministry in Rockford. They meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. with fellowship and refreshments following at Our Master's Center or local restaurants. 

Harmony Circle:

This is an intergenerational group with a wide range of ages. They choose a new book to read and study together each fall and meet throughout the year to discuss what they're learning.  This circle group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. in a member's home.

Martha Circle:

This group's members are women of retirement age who meet for fellowship and programs.  Some of the programs include speakers on a wide array of topics.  They will also do book studies together sometimes.  This circle group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 12:30 p.m. at the Alpine Center's Fellowship Hall.  Refreshments are served there before the meeting begins in the Armstrong Lounge.

Priscilla Circle:

This group is a mix of working and retired women who get to know each other through an annual service project.  They also have programs where guest speakers come and explore a topic with the women.  This circle group meets the 4th Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in a member's homes.

Rebekah Circle:

This group is a mix of ages with most of the women ages 40 and over.  They focus their programs on becoming aware of the many Rockford community outreach programs.  They also dive into the mission activities of church members.  This circle group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. in the Alpine Center- Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse.

Breakfast Club (formerly Our Master's Center Circle):

All women of the church are invited to breakfast at Stockholm Inn (2420 Charles St. Rockford, IL 61108) the 3rd Sunday of every month at 7:45 a.m. This is a great time to fellowship with other women from both worship centers.