United Methodist Women have fun and serve!
Purpose: 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 global ministries of the church.
UMW is open to all women in the church and our activities include six circles (including a teen circle and an e-mail circle called the New Dimension Circle), a Bible Study, a book club, the Creative Hearts, Creative Hands sewing group (which includes the Prayer Shawl Ministry), an annual retreat, and the Maranatha Singers.
The Betty Whitehurst Circle meets the 2nd Monday of most months at 7 pm in in C40. This circle is one of the first formed at St. Stephen’s, and supports church mission projects.
The Betty Whitehurst Circle will meet on Monday, September 10 at 6:30 pm for a potluck dinner at the home of Nancy Hoyler, 11503 Clara Barton Drive, Fairfax Station, 22039. We welcome any women who would like to join us for fellowship, food, and devotions. If this would be your first time with us, we meet on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm at the church. Please call Marion Gunnell (703-978-1950) or Jane Keck (703-250-1935) for information and to let one of them know you will join us and be our guest for dinner.
The Faithful Friends Circle meets the 2nd Tuesday of most months at 7:15 pm. This circle focuses on spiritual, social, & women’s issues as well as book studies and reviews.
The Faithful Friends Circle will meet on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 pm for a beginning-of-the-year potluck at the home of Valerie Bates, 9583 Bronte Drive, Burke, VA 22015. We will enjoy hearing about each other’s summer adventures and plan for the new year. Guests are invited. For more information, please contact Valerie Bates (703-425-5470).
The Frances Allen Circle meets on the second Thursday of each month from September through May. This circle goes on field trips and supports Youth Mission Trips, World Service Kits, and Military Care packages.
The Frances Allen Circle will meet Thursday, September 13 at 9:30 am in the home of Doris Gearing, 4827 Tabard Place, Annandale, 22033-4054. Doris will be providing breakfast for everyone. The program will be members sharing summer activities. We would like to invite visitors and prospective members to join us. For more information, contact Priscilla Parrott (703-865-6042) or Nancy Collier (703-425-9392).
The Teen Circle meets once a month on Sundays. Grades 7-12, are invited to join this small group where you can be yourself, feel accepted, give back to the community, and be loved unconditionally
The Teen Circle will meet at the church on Sunday, September 16 at 11:00 am in M9. The program will be Welcome and Sharing. For more information, contact Betty Baumgartner (703-239-0125) or Sara Alexander (703-470-2656).
Service4 Others (S40) meets on the 3rd Thursday of most months and focuses on short-term mission projects and fellowship.
S40 will host a Classics Concert featuring Sonja Tussing on Saturday, September 8 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Sonja, along with with Bernie Stoltz, Jeff Jenkins, and Kerry Kohns, will be singing old and new songs. The free concert will be held in the St. Stephen’s Welcome Center. Donations will be collected for helping children worldwide. Any questions can be directed to Kathy Hennemuth (703-239-2871), Lauren Kohns (571-249-7452), or Cindy Sbrocco (703-764-8913).
me to set your schedules for the school year! Why not set aside a little time to work on your hand projects and visit with friends? Our needlework ministry, open to all, will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month (September 12 and 26) from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in M9. Please join us for all or part of the time, whatever works for you. Bring a project, your lunch, and a beverage. Contact: Jean Taylor (703-644-9480 or email@example.com).
This e-mail circle is for women of our church who, for whatever reason, cannot participate in a monthly circle meeting, but would like to be informed about current UMW activities, present concerns, and information on UMW and St. Stephen’s in general. Contact Linda Baird, the New Dimension Circle Coordinator (703-591-6023 or LB10212[at]verizon.net)
The Book Club meets the third Thursday of every other month at 10:00 am in C40.
The Book Club will meet on Thursday, September 20 at 10:00 am in C40. The book that will be reviewed is The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers. For more information please contact Rachel Martinez (firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-425-0480).
The Women’s Bible Study will meet in September from 9:30-11:00 am on Wednesdays in M8. They will be watching/discussing a DVD of Andy Stanley’s “Happy” series. At times meaty, comical, inspiring, educational; always Biblical. For further information, please contact Patti Keppler (email@example.com or 571-214-4296).
This month’s book is is entitled: Bus to Corinth, by Ladine Housholder. Five women travel to biblical lands, while they study the life of Paul and his letters to the Corinthians. During this trip, the women form strong friendships and resolve issues in their personal lives. This book is a sequel to a book called The Well Women, the story of the Samaritan woman at the well and nine contemporary women. This is listed on the recommended reading list.
The UMW Board will meet on Monday, September 24 in C40 at 9:30 am. All are welcome to attend. For questions please contact Suzanne Bottoms (firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-978-4871).