Mark your calendars for our 2022 retreat!

February 26-27

Registration will be available later this year.


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.

Our Mission:

To support missions for women and children around the globe and locally with our pledges.

Support the women of CUMC with activities and fellowship.

Provide a college scholarship(s) for a young lady of CUMC.

Encourage growth as Christians through our fellowship and serving others. 

Our  book clubs are meeting in person now!!  Meeting places will change so watch Christ Connection for up to date information or join the email reminder list: details on this page.
The picture below is the evening book club at Nico's Cocina for our June meeting.


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.


Morning group: July 15 11:30
Evening group: July 27 6:30
Our book selection for July :


“A painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature….Owens here surveys the desolate marshlands of the North Carolina coast through the eyes of an abandoned child. And in her isolation that child makes us open our own eyes to the secret wonders—and dangers—of her private world.”—The New York Times Book Review

Opportunities for Involvement!



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:

Aug. The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Sept.  The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas

Oct.  Ordinary Grace by William Krueger

Nov/Dec Sheperds Abiding by Jan Karon

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 reads 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  



Our 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        


August 10.               red basket snacks.           LaVista Cocina &Cantina   Sept.14.                                       55 Degrees

October12       Joe's pizza(Thanksgiving meal).               Joe's Pizza

Nov. 9         Build a bear/Methodist Children's home  Stonebriar 

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

Jan. 11.       North Tx. Conf UMW annual project.            55 Degrees

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: Jan Blankenship, Teresa Webster

Nominations committee:  Julia Smith, Pam Capener

Sunlight circle: Cathy Fettke

Candlelight circle: Barby Matous, Laurie Lewis


August 26: new board agenda.: plans, ideas, etc...

September 23: planning for October fundraiser/event

October28: plan retreat reservation dates, etc...

January 27: work on retreat

March 24: Tea planning

April 28: Tea preparation, kid's Mother's Day craft plans