United Methodist Women is a group united by their common interest and support of missions throughout the world.

Their particular focus is mission with women and children. At Church of the Cross, we carry out our purpose through small groups called Circles. Circles meet monthly to study, worship, work and fellowship together. Once each quarter the entire unit meets for a special program. Times of the meetings vary to accommodate women at home and women employed outside the home. Any woman who is interested in the mission of the church is invited to join a circle.


UMW Circle Schedule

Leah Circle - 1st Sun., 6:00 p.m. (location varies)
Working women with children of all ages.

Susanna Circle - 1st Tue., 6:30 p.m. (church parlor)
Accommodates working women with evening activities.

Sarah Circle - 1st Thur., 10:30 a.m. (church parlor)
Friendly and varied-age group supporting local and global missions.

Ruth Circle - 2nd Wed., 10:30 a.m. (church parlor)
A multi-age group that also enjoys Christian book reviews.

COMING SOON! A new Circle
Age 20s-30s who put faith into action.

Want to Join a UMW Circle?

Do you want to cultivate new friendships while doing something worthwhile benefiting those in need locally and internationally, then look to your church’s United Methodist Women’s group. UMW extends a warm invitation to every woman of any age. See times and locations above.


Tuesday October 1, Susanna Circle (11) 6:30 p.m.

Thursday October 3, Sarah Circle (11) 10:30 a.m.

Sunday October 6, Leah Circle (Sharon Orbash's home) 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday October 9, Ruth Circle (11) 10:30 a.m.

Saturday October 19, WOC Annual Celebration, Lancaster, OH

Sunday October 27, Buckeye Rolling (Sandy Frankovich Home) 2-4 p.m.

Monday October 28, Buckeye Dipping, (10 & 11) 9-2 p.m.


UMW Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 2,
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Some items you may find at the Bazaar: Attic Treasures, Christmas Items, Baked Goods, Buckeyes, Holiday Crafts, Vintage Jewelry, Unique quilted wall hangings and more!!

Do you have a hobby to share?
Are you considered "crafty" by your friends? Do you have any handmade items you would like to contribute to a good cause? The UMW invites men and women to contribute their handmade crafts for our annual Holiday Bazaar on November 2nd. Please mark your items with a suggested sale price. Contact Sue Wood at 937-848-2981 with questions.

Regift your jewelry!
Are you tired of wearing the same old necklace, earrings, pins? Do you have nice jewelry you are finally ready to donate to a worthy cause? We are looking for donations for the Jewelry Table at our Holiday Bazaar this November. If you have any jewelry boxes you don’t need, we need those too. Helen Hall can accept donations until October 14th when we begin to sort and price. Please put your name inside a bag/box with the items you drop off at the church office or call Helen Hall at 937-671-8768.

Attic Treasures
Donations of nice, gently-used Christmas decorations or any items appropriate for Christmas gifts are welcome. (No clothing or large items, please.) Also, please save your items such as cups, glasses and odd plates for the spring Rummage Sale. Items may be brought to Room LL1 next to the Social Room beginning Sunday, October 27th until Thursday, October 31. Contact Adna Howard at 937-477-7240 with questions.

For general questions regarding the Holiday Bazaar please contact Laura Woods at 937-350-5142 or Sue Pummell at 937-890-0133