United Methodist Women (UMW)


United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

Officers:  President-Janie Reeder;  Vice President-Elsie Dedrick;  Secretary-Nancy Schrader;  Treasurer-TBD

  • The Rebecca Ruth Circle met on April 8, 2021, for a brief business meeting, prayer, fellowship, and a memorial service for the UMW members who passed during the past year.  Here is a brief list of highlights:
    • With the passing of our dear friend and UMW Treasurer Carole Nary, we need to appoint someone to the UMW Treasurer position.  Please contact an officer if you are interested.
    • We will have the Spring Rummage Sale Thursday, May 20 thru Saturday, May 22.  Preparations for the Sale will be Sunday, May 16 through Tuesday, May 18.  Please sign up to help.
    • We will hold the Spring Bazaar on Saturday, June 19.  Final preparations will begin right after the completion of the Rummage Sale.  Click on this link for additional information:  Spring Bazaar – May 2021 Messenger

A Note of Janie, 01/14/2021 – RR/UMW Plans for 2021

Rebecca-Ruth Circle/ UMW

Happy New Year!  We hope that 2021 is treating you great!

It is really hard to plan for the new year, but the officers have made tentative plans.

Meetings:  We thought we should meet in March, but will wait until APRIL.  Hopefully by then most people in our group will have received the Covid vaccination.  So, mark your calendars for 10 am Thursday, April 8, 2021.  See you then!

Rummage:  We are sorting every week on Tuesdays at 9:30am.  This is a change for the convenience of the people sorting.  Come join in the fun of sorting and pricing. We plan to have only one sale this year—in the fall.  It will be a one-week event—not two as we did last year.  If we have lots and lots of rummage—it all goes out that week.  Hopefully in 2022 we can go back to two sales for the year.

Bazaar:  We are still planning to have a Bazaar.  It will be in July and we will need lots of help with this.  More to come!

Cookie Sale:  This will be in December—probably the 18th.

If you have ideas for the meeting programs, contact Elsie at  315-573-6841.

If you have other ideas, concerns or just want to talk, contact:  Janie (315-871-9672), Elsie (315-573-6841), Carole (315-945-6496) or Nancy (315-573-9273).

Fall 2020 Rummage Sale

Thank you to all of the members who helped with the Fall Rummage sale that ran for two weeks in October 2020.  Since we had not had our Spring Rummage Sale due to Covid, this was a huge undertaking and could out have been accomplished without everyone’s help.  We are so blessed.


Rebecca Ruth Circle Meetings:

As mentioned in Janie’s note above, the next Rebecca Ruth Meeting will be held in April 2021.  We have decided to discontinue meetings until then due to the uptick in the number of Covid cases in our area.  At this point we plan to resume our regular monthly UMW meetings on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in the church lounge. We plan to hold these meetings the second Thursday of each month at 10:00am in the lounge and invite you to join us for prayer, fellowship, and mission purpose.

The women in this fellowship meet to develop a deeper connection to Christ and to embody the work of the Lord through raising funds that find their way to help the people of God, here in our community and beyond the borders of Newark. You are most welcome to join us.


(On hold due to COVID-19)


Some of our missional purpose is committed to giving our time and talent toward:

Funeral Receptions
Missions / Camperships for youth
Sunshine Group – cards to sick, homebound, and hospital
Hannick Hall – gift bags of personal items provided to women in need
District Missions
Mission Reading Books
Campus Ministries
Prayer Shawls
Annual Day Trip
Kitchen & lounge kitchenette maintenance
Semi Annual Rummage Sales
Annual Christmas Cookie Sale
Bi-Annual Bazaar

December 14, 2019, Annual Cookie Sale was a huge success.  Thank you to the many volunteer bakers and workers, and to the community for supporting this annual event.  Here are a few pictures:

April 11-13, 2019 Rummage Sale:  A heartfelt thanks to all those who helped with the Rummage Sale, and to our many wonderful customers.  The sale was a great success, even with the limited parking due to ongoing Main Street Construction.

2018 Annual Christmas Cookie Sale:  Thank you to everyone who baked, decorated, helped with box building, setup and filling trays, helped at the cookie sale on Dec. 15, and to our wonderful community who visited us and made our cookie sale a huge success.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Dec 2018 Cookie Elves

2018 UMW Christmas Luncheon:

A heartfelt Thank You to Pastor Yang for hosting the annual UMW Christmas luncheon at the Parsonage on Thursday, December 6th.  We enjoyed fellowship, a delicious dish-to-pass lunch (like only Methodist women can do), and a fun Secret Santa gift exchange.  Below are some pictures from the event.  We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year!!!

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