United Methodist Women

You are cordially invite to become a member of Centerville United Methodist Women (UMWomen). Membership in United Methodist Women is voluntary and intentional. This means any woman may become a member by accepting our invitations, being committed to our Purpose and participating in our activities. Membership begins when you return the invitation form to the church office or contact the current president of UMWomen.


Centerville United Methodist Women has three subgroups known as circles. They meet monthly except July and August for fellowship and mission-oriented programming that reflects the needs and interests of their members. All women are encouraged to attend a circle meeting. To see the next meeting’s program, go to Upcoming Events.

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30pm at the church. Circle leader is Libby Kingseed.

SARAH CIRCLE meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12:00pm at the church. Circle leader is Edie Spears.

MARTHA CIRCLE meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 9:30am at the church. Leaders are Wally Herald and Ruth Sowder.

To support mission projects locally, nationally and around the world, funds are raised through individual Pledges to Mission and 2 annual fundraisers. Each fall for more than 40 years, members, friends and family gather to make peanut brittle for 5 weeks. In early December there is a Cookie Walk and Craft Sale.


The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to 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. All members are encouraged to participate in the various activities by which we fulfill the Purpose. We offer both group and individual opportunities for prayer, study, service, mission outreach, fellowship and fun.

Our quarterly gatherings held in March, June, September and December offer a mix of education and celebration, with time for food and fellowship. We sponsor a spiritual retreat for women once a year. The resources of our own UMW library are available to participants in the yearly Reading Program. Our members participate in many UMW activities sponsored by the Miami Valley District and the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.

We look forward to having you attend one of our events and become involved with Centerville United Methodist Women.