UM Women

UM Women

The purpose of United Methodist Women 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 missions through participation in the global ministries of the church.


Executive Board Meeting:
Tuesday, Dec. 1 
9:30 a.m. via Zoom

There will be no UMW General Membership Meeting in December.


By Jo Rawls

"The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God."
— C. S. Lewis

Do you hope and pray and wait for Christmas? This time of Advent is right here to prepare us with this sacred expectation. Our hopeful anticipation, not only for the birth of Christ, but also of Christ’s coming again. It is the season of light to prepare us for new things that are coming. Those precious things that God, in His grace, will give us are near. New dreams, new possibilities, new awareness, new outcomes, new joys, and new hopes are waiting for us all. God calls us to be vigilant and bring His truth and support to the confusion that plagues women, children and youth. We seek justice and fair practice for them as we continue to use our voices for those not powerful enough to do it for themselves. Our mission will encourage others with a new hope, new love, new joys and new peace. With meditation and prayer, what are you hoping for from/in God? How will you attain it? Let’s do it together, let’s tell the world about Jesus Christ! Christmas Love Always!

"Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand." 
— Dr. Seuss

Note: UMW Circle meetings are currently on hold, pending our return to in-person worship. The Executive Board Meetings and General Membership meetings are being held via Zoom. For the meeting-ID and password, contact Jo Rawls.

Chestnut Memorial has had a rich history of women working together in the name of Jesus Christ through United Methodist Women. Our members work and advocate for the voiceless, mentally challenged and much more, with a particular emphasis on supporting women, children and youth. Our world is our mission field and we promote growth and renewal in a relationship with Christ.

Chestnut's UMW Circles
(Note: all meetings are at the church.)
Circle 1: Amy Oliver and Jeanette Yoh, leaders. Meets on the second Monday of every month at 1 p.m. 
Circle 2: Patti Delimpaltadakis, leader. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.
Circle 4: Jo Rawls, leader. Meets on the second Wednesday of every other month at 6:30 p.m.
Circle 6: Barb Davis, leader. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 a.m.

Our Executive Board meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m.

Our General Membership Meeting is on the third Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m., and features a covered dish luncheon and a program.

We invite all women to be a part of our love for each other and the world.