UMW Calendar


June 15th & 16th - WNC United Methodist Women Spiritual Growth Retreat (Lake Junaluska)

July 18th - Central UMC Executive Committee Meeting

July 19th - 22nd - Mission U (Pheiffer University)

August 25th - Blue Ridge District Annual Celebration

United Methodist Women


Our Mission

The largest women’s organization in the world, the United Methodist Women (UMW), emphasizes services for women, youth and children by supporting missions in thousands of communities in every state and in over 50 countries around the world.


UMW are a community of believers in God and disciples of Christ who are called to deepen their personal faith and to provide vital corporate ministries of worship, education, mission, fellowship, and evangelism in the church and the world.



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.


You Are Invited

All women are invited to join one of the 6 UMW circles at Central Church. Come join women just like you—women of all ages; single and married; working and retired; moms, grandmothers and even great grandmothers. We are women who love to travel, quilt, cook, garden, read, do crafts, enjoy music and the arts. We learn from each other and make life-long friends.

If you would like to visit one (or more) of our circles listed below, please contact Maureen Carr at (828) 277-7065.

UMW Circles

Anna Circle

The Anna Circle will meet the SECOND Friday of the month. Please contact Kim Lehnen or Bunny Daniels with questions. Circle members will be emailed the restaurant name and location when reservations are made.


Deborah Circle

Meetings are held the 1st Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. in members’ homes. All women are welcome. Contact person Maureen Carr.


Eve Circle

Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in members’ homes. Contact person Sarah Nuttall or Brenda Rahim.


Martha Circle

Martha Circle is a group of women in our 30s, 40s, 50s, etc.  We’re always welcoming new members who are interested in journeying together as we seek God’s will for our lives. We would love to have any interested woman join us!

Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in members’ homes. Contact persons Alexandra Holland and Heather Cree.

Rebekah - Grace Circle

Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at Givens Estates. Contact person Maureen Carr.


Ruth Circle

Meetings are held the 1st Monday of the month at 10 a.m. in members’ homes. Contact person Mary Margaret Ingle.