“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.

United Methodist Women are organized for mission locally and globally. In 1869, we started out with 6 members, but today there are nearly 800,000. Members are of all ages, races, cultures, and languages. They seek wholeness for themselves and for others,  especially women, youth, and children worldwide. United Methodist Women’s mission-giving is at work in some 103 mission institutions in the United States and in nearly 300 programs and institutions in more than 58 countries around the world. In 2014, Fredericksburg UMW Mission-giving to District (for worldwide distribution), six (6) Persons in Mission and nine (9) local charities was $9,030.00. Please accept our sincere thanks to our church family for continuing to support the UMW projects that support missions!

And just who are these special ladies? They are young professionals from the CDC and the school district, retirees, young mothers, older mothers, and grandmothers, varying in age, though most are between 25 and 99 years old. They come from throughout Fredericksburg and Gillespie County with one purpose in mind: to serve God. Not only do they commit personally to service, they have fun doing it!

-Empower you to take action and make a difference in their communities and around the world.
-Provide a voice to express your ideas, needs, concerns, and interests.
-Lets you become socially and environmentally active while developing meaningful and lasting friendships.
-Enables you to make a difference in other people’s lives by challenging the status quo, and by working for justice and peace while growing spiritually through worship, Bible study, and prayer.
-Help you develop leadership skills.
-Allow you to financially support institutions and projects that empower women, children, and youth in the United States and all around the world!


Fredericksburg United Methodist Women are movers and shakers. We are women who encourage friendship and fellowship, as well as study, outreach, and prayer, all with an eye to social justice Come and just see what we are all about. Our UMW Circles are your answer for being a part of a wholesome group of Christian Sisters who busy themselves, heart, minds, hands and feet carrying on the work Jesus Christ deemed necessary in caring for His beloved ones.

Everyone is welcome to attend any circle’s meetings, and you may contact a circle leader if you have a question or need a ride to the meeting. Current groups and meeting times are: Friendship Circle, 3rd Thursday, 2:00 p.m. and usually meets in homes of circle members; Hannah Circle, 3rd Monday, 2 p.m., meets at the church; Helen Tainter Circle, 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m., usually meets in homes of circle members. A UMW Executive Committee meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. in Room 11 of the Adult Sunday School class wing.

Fredericksburg UMW invites you to become a part of this fun and rewarding organization. Did you say you were short on time?  Did you know you can devote as little as an hour +/- each month?  And you can attend Unit Meetings’ programs whether you join a circle or not; all women attending our church are welcomed. For questions, call Billie Rowell, President, 997-3787, or e-mail billierowell@austin.rr.com.

President –Leta Ann Metzger: 997-4640, letaannm@gmail.com
Vice President – Charlene Nagy: 830-992-2918, jcnagy@beecreek.net
Secretary – Alice Hester: 990-9850, ahester@me.com
Treasurer – Grace Crook: 990-1040, gracecrook@beecreek.net

“If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my job complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.” -Philippians 2:1-2