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 pm (location varies)
Working women with children of all ages.

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

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

Ruth Circle - 2nd Wed., 10:30 am (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.

R U 20ish?

Looking for fun, fellowship and a chance to put faith into action? Then the new UMW group is tailored just for you. Contact Sandy Frankovich at for more information.

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It is that time again!

NEW Guidelines for the UMCOR School Kits will be available beginning July 8th. The collection will run through August 26th. These kits will now only be distributed in the USA and its territories. They have new restrictions, new items, and new assembly directions so please PICK UP THE NEW ASSEMBLY AND SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS at the display in the lobby. Stores will start their Back-to-School sales soon so having this new list will help you shop if this is a COTC project you like to do. See Sharon Morrison if you have further questions.

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UMW July Diaper Drive

During the month of July, a bin will be in the lobby for donations of baby wipes and all sizes of diapers including adult sizes. These items benefit several local food pantries who ALWAYS need these items. Thank you COTC Family in advance for your support!

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Book Review

The White Umbrella by Mary Frances Bowley

Wellspring Living is an organization in Atlanta Georgia that is fighting childhood sexual abuse and exploitation. Their motto is “Rescue Restore Renew”. Mary Frances, the author, is the founder and president of this organization. She gives statistics and shares her calling to protect these girls. Several chapters are true stories from the young women whose lives have been changed through the help of Wellspring. Learning of Gods unconditional love through faithful compassionate care and comprehensive services has led to a hopeful future for the girls.

To quote Pamela MacRae of Moody Bible Institute “If God has drawn you to care for victims of sexual exploitation, this book is a first must-read.” 

~Reviewed by Sharon Morrison