Women's Groups

United Methodist WomenUNITED METHODIST WOMEN                                                                                 
Upcoming Events


United Methodist Women unit 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 worldwide mission of the church.  Our meetings are open to all women.  Come join us!!  

Who are United Methodist Women?
United Methodist Women is part of every United Methodist Church. 
Our unit has two annual meetings – in the spring and fall.  We also have a Christmas gathering.   As a unit, we seek to support mission work around the world through our pledge to our Connecticut/New York District UMW and NY Conference and by our local giving.  We hold an “Annual Bazaar in October” which is a church-wide effort and fantastic Saturday and Sunday of work and enjoyment.   We financially give to our PUMC youth work and Tubman Tutorial Program and 11 other community programs.  We collect and send “box top” and “Campbell soup labels” to our Red Bird Mission in Appalachia.  We sponsor a “prayer shawl ministry” to offer comfort and prayers for persons who are hospitalized, ill or are in need.   We helped “Soles for Souls” collect shoes this past year and will continue this yearly event.   At the moment we are sewing “Little Dresses for Africa/Haiti”, a project that is fun and rewarding.   UMW – united women in Mission!!  

For more information about the United Methodist Women contact Gerianne  Hoernes by calling the Church office at 845-452-2933.
Circle Meetings  Open to all women
Friendship Circle - President Carla Vinson.  Friendship Circle – meets for “friendship” each month, 3rd Wednesday evening at 7:00pm in the church Lounge.  We have interesting programs which are announced in the Journey and Sunday bulletin. Our program is followed by delicious refreshments and a business agenda. The circle also has 2 fund raisers during the year:  a November and February pie bake. 
Wesley Circle - President - Wanda Traver. Wesley Circle meets for fellowship each month, 4th Wednesday afternoon at 1:00pm in the church Lounge. Programs are varied and always interesting.  These programs are also announced in the Journey and Sunday bulletin. Each month the program is followed by a business meeting and refreshments.  Wesley Circle sponsors a yearly soup sale in February or March as a fund raiser.

W.O.W., Women of the Word, was begun approximately 10 years ago as a ministry of Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church. It was created for women who want to explore their faith, build Christian friendships, and seek a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. We do this by monthly book clubs, community outreach and Retreats.