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United women in faith

All women are invited to be a part of  United Women in Faith (UWF). All women who commit themselves to the purpose of UWF are members of this group. Worldwide, over a million women  are active in the UWF, making it one of the largest women’s groups in the world. At Central, women primarily participate in the UWF via small groups called “circles.” Four of the five circles are named in honor of prominent women who have been members of Central: Coltrane Jones, Estaline Clark, Houston Tuttle, and Jubilee Ward. Circles meet monthly (except during the summer months of June through August) to discuss mission projects, business issues, and members’ needs. Circle meetings often include delicious treats and a guest presentation.

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estaline clark circle

Location: Living Values Classroom

Time: 1st Tuesday of the month, 11:00 AM

Contact: Carol Anderson

Meets to fulfill their purpose through supporting one another, women and children, and the global ministries of the church. Each month a reading program book is featured promoting continuing education.


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Location: 1st Floor, Langford Parlor

Time: 1st Tuesday of the month, 10:00 AM

Contact: Linda Sparks


reta steck circle

Reta Steck is a newly formed circle at Central. Several women with schedules too busy for a daytime circle came together to form what has become a very active and important part of UMW. This circle is made up of women with small children to empty nesters, some work, some volunteer, but all prefer the schedule of an evening meeting.

Reta Steck Circle holds casserole and bake sales several times a year to earn money for missions. Each year during exams, the group makes care packages for college students from Central.


houston-tuttle circle

Location: Member's homes on rotation

Time: 1st Tuesday of the month, 10:00 AM

Contact: Margaret Cox

Meets regularly to educate ourselves about the work of the missions we support globally and locally; support one another in spiritual growth; nurture fellowship among our members; support each other, and all women, as members of the Body of Christ, through advocacy for justice and equality.


jubilee ward circle

Location: Basement, Youth Room

Time: 2nd Sunday of the month

Contact: Melissa McGuire

The Jubilee Ward Circle meets for breakfast, fellowship, and a program or speaker. JWC is very mission-minded in its programs and activities. Fundraisers such as selling luminaries at Christmas and holding bake sales generate money for missions.

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We ❤️ Books Event

On Valentine’s Day, the Estaline Clark Circle book event gave approximately 65 books to the children and families of the ICCD after-school program held at Central UMC.  The kids were excited to select their books and sign their names on the ‘This book belongs to’ bookplates. The circle is planning its next We ❤️ Books Event for Earth Day.

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Feast for the Spirit: April 13, 2024 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM

The Jubilee Ward Circle extends an invitation to all women for an expanded "Feast For the Spirit" – a community-wide women’s dinner featuring Emmy Award-Winning Journalist and Author, Molly Grantham. This special evening promises an atmosphere of joy, inspiration, and sisterhood as we come together to celebrate the strength and spirit of the women in our community.

For those seeking to contribute to the success of this gathering while supporting local non-profits, sponsorship packages are available. Please see one of the event coordinators for more info: Elaine Cox, Margaret Dabbs, and Randy Hopkins.

Join us as we gather in unity and fellowship that strengthen our faith and community. We look forward to a joyous evening at the "Feast For the Spirit," where connections are strengthened, faith is deepened, and the bonds of sisterhood are celebrated.

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