United Methodist Women


What is the Purpose?

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 concept of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

Who is a Member?

A member of United Methodist Women is anyone who commits herself to the purpose and chooses to belong. United Methodist Women celebrates an inclusive membership and welcomes all women who want to become members.

Being a member of The United Methodist Church is not required nor is there any minimum age requirement. Out of a commitment for mission locally and globally with women, children and youth, United Methodist Women choose to participate in meetings, prayer, financial giving, study, action and service.

United Methodist Women is a community of women who nurture and encourage one another in their spiritual growth, personal leadership and transformation. As a member, you accept the challenge to expand concepts of mission.

Why Become a Member?

Why become a United Methodist Woman? United Methodist Women is a national membership organization with nearly one-million members whose purpose is to foster spiritual growth, develop leaders and advocate for justice! Members raise approximately $20 million a year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world!

Whom Do I Contact?

Below are the Sequoyah UMW Officers who can provide more information regarding UMW or our three circles.

President: Martha McCandless
mpalbright@cox.net 479-442-9975

Day Circle Leader: Terri Hancock
kennterri@att.net  806-236-5667

Night Circle Leader: Cheri  Dillard
cklaa@yahoo.com 479-879-6981

Co-Treasurer: Joan Mendenhall
joanm37@cox.net  479-443-2191

Co-Treasurer: Laura Street
lstreet355@att.net  479-521-7326

Publicity: Cheri Dillard
cklaa@yahoo.com 479-879-6981

Membership, Nurture, & Outreach: Julianne Darnell
jadchef@sbcglobal.net 479-973-2948

Member-at-Large: Mary Jon Sheldon
manicmechanic475@yahoo.com 479-443-6550

Sequoyah Women’s Circles

All Circles meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Please contact Circle Leaders for more information.
Day Circle – Meets at Noon in the Church
Night Circle – Meets at 7:00 p.m. in a member’s home

Sequoyah UMW Programs

Check the calendar for more details surrounding the annual fellowship and mission programs:

  • Prayer Partners
  • Ash Wednesday Call to Prayer and Self Denial Service
  • Mothers and Women who have touched our Lives Recognition Sunday
  • Salad Supper and White Elephant Exchange
  • Rummage sale
  • Picnic-to-Go lunch
  • Women’s Fall Gathering Luncheon
  • World Thank Offering
  • Mrs. Santa’s Kitchen Bake and Craft Sale
  • Christmas party