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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.

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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.


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.


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Book Review

The Bus to Corinth by Ladine Housholder

This novel is a sequel to “The Well Women” which was on our 2015 UMW Reading List and reviewed in our July 2017 eReporter. Both books are available to be checked out from our UMW library. Our bookcase is on your left as you enter the Parlor.

Five of the original nine “Well Women” decide to tour Greece together in memory of Norma, the leader of that first trip to the well in Israel. While traveling they retrace part of Paul’s journeys through Greece and they do a Bible study of First and Second Corinthians.

Ms. Housholder combines a great imagination with historical information to flesh out Paul and give us a picture of him as a very real person. We also become friends with each of these women as we learn their histories and gain empathy for the choices they have made in their lives.

If you have ever traveled to Greece – or wanted to –this story will bring back vivid memories - or create new ones. Her book even has a study guide of First and Second Corinthians and seventeen pages of Greek recipes. This is one of my all time favorite novels!

~Reviewed by Sharon Morrison