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United Methodist Women

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Any woman who believes in the Purpose of United Methodist Women (UMW) and chooses to participate in prayer, giving, study, action and/or service is a UMW member.


2018 was a Great Year for UMW 

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The organized unit of 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 a creative, supportive fellowship; and
  •  To expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

Contact President: Marcia Moulden (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)



 UMW has received recognition as Spoon River District Five Star Unit, Mission Today LOVE Unit, and Cunningham Children's Home Spirited Servant Award.


Wesley’s UMW offers Fellowship groups. Two groups meet monthly; one group (General Fellowship) has no meetings.


Faith & Love Fellowship meets at 10:30 a.m. the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Chair is Marian Swisher (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Joy Fellowship meets at 9:30 a.m. the 1st Thursday of the month. Chair is Marcia Moulden.


General Fellowship is for women who want to be members but cannot attend regular meetings. General members, and all members, are asked at times to assist in various ways such as delivering food to local food banks, baking a dessert or helping prep or serve a meal if they are available.  


Beth Moore Bible Study - This group studies books, videos, and materials written by Beth Moore. More information here.


UMW Reading Program 

The reading program encourages readers to think critically about current issues through an annual selection of member-reviewed books. It is an excellent opportunity to deepen your spirituality and to broaden your understanding of the UMW mission work. The 3rd Sunday of each month the books are on display in the Atrium and available for checkout.

The 2020 UMW Reading Program: https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/readingprogram

UMW offers an extensive library of books that have been collected through the national UMW reading and resources programs, as well as the mission magazines Response and New World Outlook.

Readers can sign out a variety of UMW books for free from Wesley’s Library that includes selections from past reading clubs, many other Christian novels, as well as choices of youth and children’s books. Contact for the UMW Reading Program is Gail Lester (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


UMW Book Club

Approximately every two months between September and June (September, November, February, April, and June), Book Club participants read simultaneously a selected book in one of the following categories: education for mission, leadership development, nurturing for community, social action and spiritual growth. A review and discussion session is held upon completion of the book. One book from each category is read throughout the year. Contact for the UMW Book Club is Marian Swisher (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).    


Box Tops for Education

The Executive Committee of the Wesley United Methodist Women is collecting the BOX TOPS FOR box tops educationEDUCATION that you find on some products you routinely purchase. These Box Tops will be sent to Cunningham Childrens' Home in Urbana, Illinois. Cunningham uses these to purchase much needed supplies for their programs.


(as of Dec. 2019) The system for collecting Box Tops will be changing in the near future to digital only; in the meantime, we are collecting both versions of the Box Tops. When you cut out the digital version, include the bar code that is beside the logo. Please place them in the round container that is located on the table at the entrance to the Atrium.

Thank you very much for your support of a very worthy cause.


Service Opportunities

United Methodist Women participate in numerous service opportunities throughout the year. The listing below highlights major service programming.


Meal Service – UMW prepares and serves breakfasts, lunches, dinners or receptions for our church family and community groups.


Funeral Meals – UMW prepares coffee receptions to meals for family funeral services.


Rummage Sale – The 2021 Rummage Sale will be October 22 & 23.  See the July 2021 Newsletter for more information. The annual Rummage Sale provides a service to Macomb and area citizens to find good used clothes, electronics, books, holiday items and jewelry at a very low cost.  Everything is half-price on Saturday until the final hour when a bag of items goes for $1; a bag of finer items sells for $5.  A coffee shop serving lunch is also provided.  Leftover items are donated to various local nonprofit organizations.


Wesley Women Reaching Out (WWRO) – A year-round effort collecting nonperishable food items, non-food items, and clothing which is delivered to Loaves & Fishes, Salvation Army, and WIRC.


Wesley Foundation – UMW provides dessert for the University student group Sunday evening services.


New Mothers’ Program – UMW participates in this ongoing program for new mothers in the congregation.













Address: 1212 W. Calhoun Street, Macomb, IL 61455-1299     Email: office@macombwesleyumc.com      Phone: (309) 833-2153