We are faith, hope, and love in action.

Faith: Women who participate in monthly circle meetings and support mission projects to grow spiritually and become more deeply rooted in Christ by putting faith into action.

Hope: Our national mission institutions empower women, care for children, educate and equip youth, care for the neglected, advocate for social justice issues, create economic opportunities and strengthen neighborhoods.

Love: Our members give out of their love for the world and provide financial support for local and national mission institutions, supporting 121 programs taking place in 110 countries.

Action: UMW members’ voices are heard around the world as they call for justice on issues such as immigration, human trafficking, domestic violence, health care, and the environment.

What Missions Benefit from Aldersgate’s UMW:

Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church, Alice's Kids, Aldersgate Day School Scholarship, Aldersgate College Scholarship Fund, Wesley Seminary Scholarships, GraceInside, Mended Hearts Inc.Camp Highroad, A Brighter Future for Children YouthHenry Fork Service Center, New Hope Housing, the Eleanor Kennedy Shelter, "Day to Serve," All God's Children Camp, Wesley Community Center, United Methodist Family Service (UMFS), UMW's International Cambodia Mission, The Legacy Fund, Kelsey's Missions, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). For more information about these organizations, click on the links above.

Who can join UMW?

Any women who wants to engage in mission work, have personal and spiritual growth with Christian women, and who wants to become involved in social action to better women, children, and families may join. It’s easy to become a member of UMW: you can talk to someone you know who is already a member or email Lorrie Rezendes at lorretired@aol.com (put UMW in the subject line) or call her at 703-780-6937. UMW meet monthly in small groups called circles as follows:

Elizabeth Circle: Second Monday of each month – 10:00 a.m. (Room 202) (presently by email/phone)
Esther Circle: Second Tuesday of each month – 10:00 a.m. (Library, Room 132) (presently by email/phone)
Friendship Circle: Second Thursday of each month – 7:30 p.m. (A member’s home) (presently by zoom)
Lydia Circle: Second Thursday of each month – 10:00 a.m. (Room 202) (presently by email/phone/zoom)
Ruth Circle: Second Thursday of each month – 6:30 p.m. (Library, Room 132) (presently by zoom)
Sewing Circle: Third Wednesday of each month (presently by email/phone)

Current Events:

United Methodist Women (UMW) is collecting new and old greeting cards (all kinds) and 2021 calendars for Guest House (formerly incarcerated women) and for Phoenix Rising (a meal program). UMW cuts off the personal messages on old greeting cards and uses the rest of the card to write meal blessings on them, and puts the cards and calendars in the meal sacks.  If you have any greeting cards or 2021 calendars to donate, please drop them off at the purple UMW collection bin located outside door #3.

Aldersgate UMW Handbook 2018

Download the 2018 UMW Handbook to learn more about Aldersgate’s chapter of United Methodist Women.