Mark your calendars for our 2022 retreat!

February 26-27

Registration available soon.


Members of Candlelight Circle had so much fun continuing the  tradition of "making" bears & more for Methodist Children's home.
December: we are 
collecting toys for Operation once on a lifetime.

October31: Trunk or Treat was fun!
Thanks to everyone who donated candy for our trunk!  A big thank you to Sue Roberson and Barb Shrewsberry who worked the UMW trunk with Barby.  Many of our ladies were spread around the parking lot helping with many different trunks and activities.  There were lots of happy children and smiling parents.



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. Over one million women have chosen to be members of a special organization with a specific purpose.

Book club meeting times:
Morning group: Jan. 20 11:30
Evening group: Jan. 25 6:30
Our book selection for Jan.

No book club in December.

We invite you to participate in one of our book clubs.  

Contact Teresa or Tere if you want to be added  to the email reminder list.

The midnight library.jpeg

Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?



The Morning book club meets  the 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:30.  Bring your lunch.  Meeting places will vary.

 To be added to the email reminder list contact Teresa Webster.

The Evening book club meets the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  Meeting places will vary.

To be added to the email reminder list contact Tere.

Leader: Tere Henry

2021-22 Scheduled Books:

Jan. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Feb. Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Mar. Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

Apr. Educated. A Memoir by Tara Westover

May The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel by Richard Osmon

June Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claborne Johnson

July The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Aug. A fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner


One traditional goal of UMW is  Reading Program participation. For information about this program visit:

 Participants in the reading program are recognized annually at the Metro district UMW meeting.  You can get credit for books that have been on the UMW list 5 years or less.  If you participate, please give the list of books that you read to Barby Matous: to submit the report.

Our Book clubs read contemporary books and occasionally books from the UMW book list.  Our choice of books is from our members suggestions.


Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday morning of each month at 11:30 in the Tri-room in the Family Life Center from September to May, (except January). These ladies share a salad lunch, a devotional, and fellowship. so bring you favorite salad and come enjoy this time together.Cathy Fettke is chairperson. 972-247-6398  



Meetings are typically the 2nd Tuesday of the month starting at 6:30pm. We usually eat together, either at a restaurant or bring your own meal to our meeting place.

Candlelight Circle 2021-22 meetings schedule:

Date                                Charity/activity                 meeting location        


Dec. 14.       Operation Once in a Lifetime/toys               Amici

Jan. 11.       North Tx. Conf UMW annual project.        Cafe'Brazil

Feb.8                         retreat preparation                          church

March no meeting

April 12                         Tea preparation                            church

May 1or4              crafts with CUMC kids                         church

                                for Mother's day

June                          planning meeting                        Marshalls BBQ

UMW strives to meet the needs of  women of CUMC and the community. Come be a part of women whose purpose is to help women and children both near and far.

If you are interested in learning about/ joining United Methodist Women, you are welcome to attend any of our events/meetings.

Contact one of our UMW board members (listed below) or call the church office at 972-247-6136 if you want more information.


2021-22 Board members:​

President: Barby Matous.                             

Vice-president: Teresa Webster.  

Co-chairs for tea: Dorothy Kibler, Marylou Ivy

Children's coordinator: Amy Ruppersberg

Secretary: Val White

Treasurer: Barbara Serlin

Communications: Barbara Haley

Scholarships: Julia Smith

Evening Book Club:  Tere Henry

Daytime Book Club: Teresa Webster

Nominations committee:  Julia Smith, Pam Capener

Sunlight circle: Cathy Fettke

Candlelight circle: Barby Matous, Laurie Lewis

BOARD MEETING DATES: 2nd Wednesday of the month

January 12: work on retreat

March 9: Tea planning

April 13: Tea preparation, kid's Mother's Day craft plans

Opportunities for Involvement!