Women’s Ministry

We are Women with a purpose!

Upcoming Events

October 4 – BOOK CLUB, 6:30pm at Bronte Bistro.  Please join us for a great discussion of #1 New York Times bestseller Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. An unforgettable story about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.  RSVP to Mary Wheeler at mews1971@gmail.com.
October 13 – FALL CRAFT SALE, 9:00am-2:00pm at Mt. Washington UMC.  If you have any handmade crafts that you would like to donate and/or would like to volunteer to work the event that day, please contact Janet Woeste at 513.708.4936.
November 1 – BOOK CLUB, 6:30pm at Bronte Bistro.  Please join us for a lively discussion of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander and Cornel West.  With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” RSVP to Mary Wheeler at mews1971@gmail.com.
December 9 – COOKIE WALK, after all 3 services.  Please consider whipping up a delicious treat to sell at our 7th Annual Cookie Walk.  Contact Lucinda Hurst for more information lucindawithrow@gmail.com.
All proceeds benefit local missions.


HPCUMC United Methodist Women consists of three circles that meet once a month September through May.  Each Circle and its meetings is open to anyone at the church.  Participating in a circle is a great way to get connected and develop lifelong friendships through sharing and growing in our faith and through acts of service with our various mission projects.

Circle of Grace meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 9:30 September through May at the church.  Each month we travel to Over-the-Rhine to serve the Wesley Chapel Mission Center community whether it be cleaning out the craft closet or organizing the library.  Contact Laura Tuzun at lbht1969@gmail.com or Lucinda Hurst at lucindawithrow@gmail.com to get connected.

Circle of Light meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:00am September through May at the church.  Programming varies month-to-month.  Circle of Light supports the Anna Louise Inn and the Center for Respite Care. Contact Chyrl Brandt at chyrl_brandt@yahoo.com or Marjorie Stephenson at mastep31@gmail.com to get connected.

Circle of Ruth meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm September through May at the church.  Programming varies month-to-month. Circle of Ruth supports the Wesley Education Center with various activities such as food pantry donations, fundraising for classroom equipment, teacher assistance/mentoring, assisting families at Christmas with gifts to children in need, and offering treats at various holidays to the deserving, hard-working staff.  We also provide a service day in the spring with grounds work, closet-cleaning and painting. Contact Linda Rogowski (rogomor@fuse.net) to get connected.

In addition to these circle, UMW has many events open to all circle and non-circle “members-at-large” throughout the year including a Dinner Club, Book Club, worship & music services, leadership development opportunities, church-wide pancake breakfasts, luncheons and guest speakers. UMW is open to any women age 14 and up regardless of church membership or affiliation. Contact Mary Wheeler at mews1971@gmail.com for more information on how you can get involved in our women’s ministry.

United Methodist Women

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.

The entire program and organization of United Methodist Women focuses on mission. Our mission initiatives include:

  • Providing opportunities to grow spiritually
  • Equipping women & girls to be leaders
  • Providing transformative educational experiences
  • Organizing for growth & flexibility
  • Working for justice through service and advocacy

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church United Methodist Women has THREE (3) Circles that meet monthly.  Our fundraising efforts center around our Cookie Walk Bake Sales and Craft Fairs around Christmas and Easter.  We also have opportunities for fellowship as an entire UMW unit including Dinner Out Events, Craft Club, Book Club and Women’s Retreats

To find out more, visit the national website, United Methodist Women.