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 concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.”


As we reflect on our PURPOSE and its role in our lives, we ask that our eyes and hearts be opened to what the PURPOSE is truly about. It is about loving God and our neighbor.

Our local UMW unit is comprised of Officers, Mission Coordinators and Circle Leaders. Through guidance of the United Methodist Women’s General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, we strive to provide our membership:
With timely program materials (monthly programs within each Circle);
Educating and raising the awareness level of the poor and the oppressed in our world (speaker/ programs at each General Meeting provided by Mission Coordinators);
Outreach and nurturing projects for local and global communities.

Sedge Garden UMW offers three Circles that meet monthly and welcomes all women to join them:
United Morning Circle meets the first Wednesday each month at 10:00 a.m. in the church parlor.
Rachel’s Garden meets the second Thursday each month at 7:30 p.m. in members’ homes.
Millennium Circle meets the third Monday each month at 7:00 p.m. at the church.

United Morning Circle
The United Circle meets the first Wednesday of every Month at 10:00 in the Manual Classroom. We have a business meeting followed by devotions and refreshments.

Our purpose is to support each other and other members of SGUMC in prayer and
presence. Our main project for the year is to help with both Children’s consignment sales.

Please contact – Dehlia Carver – 996-3445

Rachel’s Garden
Rachel’s Garden meets the second Thursday monthly at 7:00pm in member’s homes. Our two main focal points in Rachel’s Garden are good programs and “hands-on” mission projects. Our programs are biblically-based studies from different books of the Bible to the study of individual Bible characters. Also, we are involved in many local missions such as the Ronald McDonald House, Open Arms Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, Hall-Woodward Christmas for Families, Back-Pack Program, Next-Step Ministries, and Kernersville Relay for Life. We also support world-wide missions through our membership in United Methodist Women.

Rachel’s Garden is a busy and involved circle, but we also encourage and nurture long-lasting friendships through personal and spiritual support for each other. If you do not belong to a Christian women’s group, we invite you to give us a try and let us share our faith with you.

Please contact – Linda Eubanks – 993-3137

Millennium Circle
The United Methodist Women’s Millennium Circle meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Sedge Garden United Methodist Church. Our primary goals are to build community, grow spiritually, focus on ministries with women, children and youth and fellowship together.

Our monthly meeting is a thirty-minute business session, followed by a biblical study such as Ladies of the Bible, the Rob Bell video series, or a book study.

Our Circle sends cards each month to our nursing home residents, assisted living residents and home-bound folks. We support with our financial gifts and service various ministries including Open Arms, Next Step, Hall Woodward Elementary School, UMAR homes, Second Harvest Food Bank Backpack Ministry, Preschool Consignment Sales, Kory Wawanaca Children’s Home in Bolivia and church sponsored outreach missions.

We welcome ladies to join with us as we learn from each other and make life-long friends.

Please contact – Mickey Miller – 788-3389

“The understanding of the total program of the UMW as mission becomes very important as funds are received and disbursed. Without mission education, advocacy for the oppressed does not take place. Without continual growth in the Christian faith, social involvement becomes shallow. Without a solid supportive community, women are unable to care for their own needs and the needs of others. Without a clear understanding of the PURPOSE of United Methodist Women by its members and the whole church, the entire mission of the church suffers.” (Mission: Responding to God’s Grace – Women’s Division, UMC)

The UMW believes in helping all women experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ. If you’re not a member of the United Methodist Women, please contact one of the Circle Leaders and make a commitment to yourself to see what we’re about. We welcome all women who want to know God and develop a creative, supportive fellowship and participation in the United Methodist Church.