Central Girlfriends & United Methodist Women
Central offers two options for women small groups - Central Girlfriends and United Methodist Women. Read more about each group below.
Central Girlfriends meet once a month for fun, fellowship, and friendship. Add in some volunteer opportunities, community outreach, and Bible study and you have a great mix of girls who love God, love our neighbors, and love each other.
So who is welcome, you ask? Ladies of all ages, all shapes, all sizes, all colors, all heights, all weights, and all walks of life. That means YOU!
If you have questions about Central Girlfriends, contact:
United Methodist Women
The PURPOSE provides the foundation for the work and witness of United Methodist Women at Central United Methodist Church:
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 women in our church and community are invited to participate in any of our programs and activities. Activities include monthly small group meetings, a spring luncheon with guest speaker, fall dinner meeting with Mission Recognition and the Christmas luncheon.
Monthly meetings include programs and Bible studies from the Prayer Calendar and response magazine (the magazine for women in mission) and book reports from the Reading Program. Members attend district and Holston Conference events including spiritual retreats, social justice workshops and Mission U. Current social issues include those pertaining to the environment, domestic violence, human trafficking, immigration, mass incarceration and racial justice.
Central United Methodist Women contribute pledges and financial gifts to local, district, conference and national missions including Good Samaritan Center Loudon County, KARM, Kids First Child Advocacy Center, Jubilee Project, Inc. Hancock County, TN; Wesley House Community Center Knoxville, and Henderson Settlement and Red Bird Mission in Eastern KY. We contribute financial support for children from Central to attend church camp at Camp Wesley Woods. Fund raising activities include bake sales, WNL meals and Mother's Day Recognition booklet. (A pledge or financial gift is not a prerequisite for membership)
Small groups or "circles" meet on the following monthly schedule:
Martha Circle - 1st Tuesday at 1:30 pm in room 121 at the church, contact Pat Gouge at 986-3344
Ruth Circle - 3rd Thursday at 1:30 pm in room 121 at the church, contact Peg Tinnel at 986-4226
Hope Circle - 4th Tuesday at 6:30 pm at a local restaurant or member's home for dinner and meeting, contact Sandy Valentine at 898-9045
For additional information about Central United Methodist Women contact Sandy Dunsmore at 271-7426.