Women

Staff Contact: Deborah Douglas

United Methodist Women (UMW) serves as the largest denominational faith organization for women with over 800,000 members. Our purpose is to know God and 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 for projects related to women, children and youth in the US and worldwide. Read more about the United Methodist Women.

Sanlando UMW invites and welcomes all women of faith to be members, by joining a circle or by being a Member-at-Large. UMW circle groups meet monthly for programs aimed at spiritual and personal growth, mission outreach, fellowship and enjoyment. Circles participate in service projects and missions of their own choosing, as well as supporting UMW church events.

Monday

Grace Circle // 4th Monday of the month @ 9:00am – 11:00am // Fellowship Hall // For women who are moms of preschool and elementary aged children. Meetings include breakfast, friendship, uplifting women speakers, and local service opportunities to benefit children and/or families in need. Childcare is provided in the church nursery. // Contact  for more information.

Tuesday

Joy Circle // 1st Tuesday of the month @ 2:00pm // Circle members’ homes // For mainly retired working women enjoying spiritual growth, friendship and mission outreach. // Contact Florence Durst @ 407-332-6794 for more information.

Thursday

Peace Circle // 1st Thursday of the month @ 9:30am // Circle members’ homes // Spiritual growth, friendship and special service projects // Contact Anne Campbell

Journey Circle // 1st Thursday of the month @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm // Church Parlor // For women who are moms of preschool and elementary aged children. Meetings include a book study and local outreach benefiting ESTHER. Childcare is provided in the church nursery. // Contact 

Faith Circle // 3rd Thursday of the month @ 9:30am // Church Parlor // Refreshments, friendship, spiritual enrichment and mission outreach. // Contact Isabel Carlin at 407-869-4127 for more information.

Spirit Circle // 3rd Thursday of the month @ 7:00pm // Church // Concentrates on service to church shut-ins, notes to our military and spiritual enrichment // Contact Connie Bentivegna or Pat Martino

Hope Circle // 4th Thursday of the month @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm // Church Parlor // For women with high school, college & young adult children. Projects include “College Connection,” SafeHouse, and an annual spiritual retreat. // Contact Sandy Denslow at 407-869-5553.

Members-at-Large

Women who are unable to join a Circle can become Members-at-Large where they are encouraged to participate when possible and attend the UMW Fellowship Gatherings. Contact Dorothy Larson.