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Reading Program

Members of the Metropolitan UMW unit may participate in a reading program established by the national UMW. Participants pledge to read a certain number of books each year. The program is intended to “expand understanding of and participation in God’s mission; increase sensitivity to all human beings; encourage critical thinking about issues facing humanity today,” etc. View the complete 2016 UMW reading program book list.


Members of Metropolitan’s UMW seek to nurture women and others in our congregation. We carry out church-beautification projects, such as gardening; conduct a soup ministry for members who are sick or homebound; create cards for and make special visits to members who are unable to come to church; and hold special events to recognize outstanding women and new babies in the church and honor those who have died at the end of each year.


The United Methodist Women at Metropolitan is a community of 200 women of all ages and interests. Members participate as at-large members or as part of small groups, which we call circles. Our six circles meet for monthly fellowship, mutual support, study, devotion, and mission work. Circles are self-selected based on interests, spiritual needs and stages-of-life. There’s something for everyone. Visit any of our circles any time.

If you don’t find a group that’s right for you, we’ll work with you to start a new circle. For more information, contact Ann Michel, Membership Coordinator. UMW Circle Meetings and Events can be found here.

Circle Two – Primetime Women

Mostly women in their forties, fifties, and sixties, Circle Two enjoys a variety of activities, including many outings and day trips. They include mothers of college-age and adult children and newly retired women, all who share “Sandwich Generation” concerns. Circle Two meets the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the church?

Circle Three - Young Professionals

A group of women in their twenties and thirties, both married and single, this group meets at mutually agreeable times for fellowship, study, and service. The group gives special emphasis on mission outreach and community-service activities.

Circle Six – The Eclectics

An eclectic group of women age 40 to 80, that includes members who are married, single, divorced, widowed; mothers and those without children; working women and retirees. This group encompasses a wide range of interests including reading, crafts, Bible study, and community service. Circle Six meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the church.

Circle Eight – Intergenerationals

An inter-generational group that includes working women and retirees. The circle frequently meets to discuss topics relevant to the Methodist Church and to plan events for the congregation. They meet the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the church.

Circle Nine – Retirees

This group of retired women gets together for fellowship, educational programs, refreshments, and an occasional luncheon. The circle meets the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. in the Choir Room at the church.

Circle Ten – Mothers With Kids at Home

Most members are moms of kids school-age and younger, but anyone is welcome. The circle gathers for interesting programs, to work on service projects, swap good books, discuss parenting issues, and provide support to each other. Social highlights include our Christmas cookie exchange and summer pool party. Circle Ten meets monthly, alternating between evenings and weekdays.