United Methodist Women

Reveille UMC
Come enjoy wonderful fellowship and meet new friends at Reveille United Methodist Women. 

United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women, with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is to be an advocate for the oppressed and dispossessed, to build supportive community among women, and to engage in fostering growth in mission education.

Among the local missions that Reveille UMW currently supports are the Chesterfield Women’s Detention and Diversion Center, Swansboro Elementary School, All God’s Children Camp for the children of incarcerated mothers, camperships at Westview on the James, The Hermitage retirement community, and United Methodist Family Services. 

Reveille UMW is open to all women within and outside Reveille, and is composed of five groups, known as circles, that allow for closer fellowship time, programs, and projects. The circles have diverse programs including speakers, book reviews, Bible study, outings, and outreach. Each circle meets once a month, from September to May. All the circles come together each quarter for a general meeting. The general meetings include a guest speaker from a not-for-profit that benefits women and children. The program is followed by lunch. Child care is available for general meetings.

For more information, contact UMW co-presidents Laura Lay and Carolyn Blaylock. Or visit one of our circle meetings (September-May):
Lucy Blanton Circle
     Meets first Tuesday, 10:30 am, room 209
     Circle leader: Bonnie Ferguson and Phyllis Moore  
Mary Lou White Circle
     Meets the first Tuesday, 10:30 am, church parlor
     Circle leaders: Elaine Bugg and Marge Rozum
Frances Carroll Circle
     Meets second Tuesday, 2:00 pm, church parlor
     Circle leader: Mary Ann Ramage
Susanna Wesley Circle
     Generally meets second Tuesday, 7:00 pm, in members' home
     Circle leaders: Kay Craven and Mary Evans
Lizzie Hoffman Circle 
     Meets third Tuesday, 9:30 am, church parlor. Geared to women with young children.
     Child care is available for children age four and under, 9:30-11:45 am.
     Circle leader: Stephanie Workman 
Anna Oliver Circle      
    Meets once per month and dates vary. The group of high school girls supports
    various ministries. Circle leaders: Paige Mudd, Elizabeth Sjovold, Hannah Sjovold

UMW Meetings

UMW Souper Bowl | Sign up to help
Sunday, February 3
The UMW will host the annual Souper Bowl on Sunday, February 3, benefiting United Methodist Family Services. To help, contact Mary Evans, maryevans1@yahoo.com.

Women's Spiritual Life Retreat | Register to attendWomen's Spiritual Life Retreat
Saturday, February 23, 9:00 am-noon,
Reveille UMC
Meet Author Maria Leonard Olsen
Come to a spiritual life retreat featuring author Maria Leonard Olsen, Saturday, February 23, 9:00 am-noon. The theme is “Breaking Free: How to Find Your Peace on Earth.” We will examine how to make space for God by examining our preoccupation with earthly concerns such as addictions to substances and harmful habits, comparisons, perfectionism, and anger, and learn how we can claim God’s “peace which passes all understanding.” The retreat leader, Maria Leonard Olsen, is the mother of two children, a lawyer, journalist, and author. Her most recent book, 50 After 50-How to Reframe the Next Chapter of Your Life, was published in 2018. For more information, visit www.MariaLeonardOlsen.com. Reveille member Anne Poarch will also share selections from Flight, her book of poetry. 

UMW General Meeting
Tuesday, March 5, 10:30 am in the fellowship hall