Multiple circles at various meeting times

Three different circles (subgroups) meet monthly, at various days and times. Visitors are always welcome. These UMW circles are open to any woman interested in learning about and participating in the global mission of the church through United Methodist Women. Each circle has a different focus but all three emphasize study and service. Contact the circle chair for more information or Sandy Wilder, unit president, at or 512-773-8078.

Circle UP

Facebook: Circle Up: United Methodist Women for Moms
Twitter: @CircleUp_UMW

Circle Up United Methodist Women are women of faith on a mission to improve maternal and infant health in Texas through public policy, advocacy and awareness. Since the 1800’s, healthcare for women and children on a global level has been a key advocacy issue for United Methodist Women. From hosting community events to raise awareness about the issue to partnering with legislators and mobilizing support for bills that improve the health of moms and babies, Circle Up is making a difference! We meet once a month and are always excited to draw the circle wider and welcome new members. Join us November 15, 2020 for an Interfaith Summit on Maternal Health featuring advocacy training, coalition building and a panel discussion.



Joy Circle

3rd Thursday, 10:00 a.m., meeting at a member’s home
Contact: Elizabeth Lerner, 512-328-0545,

The JOY Circle is a group of retired ladies that meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. Prior to COVID-19, we met in one another’s homes and took field trips with lunch a couple of times a year. Currently we are meeting more frequently via Zoom though we hope to resume our previous schedule post-COVID-19. We engage in book studies and UMW Mission Studies. Some of the topics we have covered in the past were about the Roma of Europe, Immigration, Climate Change, Public Education and Sex Trafficking. We most recently read and discussed Marcus J. Borg’s book; Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most.

We are very involved with social justice issues such as attending the annual UMW Legislative event hosted by Texas Impact, regularly taking supplies and donations to the missions doing work along the Texas/Mexico border, donating items and time to the Montopolis Friendship Community Center and organizing a church-wide children’s underwear and sock drive for Southside Community Center.

Foremost, we pray and support one another through our personal, daily prayers and activities. We would love for any woman to join us and be a part of this amazing group.

Whole Susannah Circle

3rd Monday, 6:30 p.m., meeting at a member’s home
Contact: Mary Faye Randolph, 512-468-0219,
Facebook: FUMC-Austin Whole Susannah UMW