Circle 5

Circle 5

Bethel United Methodist Women is a supportive, inclusive Christian membership organization where women can grow spiritually, develop as leaders and serve and work to create a world in which all women, children, and youth thrive.  Bethel has 5 Circles who meet at various times throughout the year, each one with a different mission emphasis for the year, along with combined missions as a Unit.

There are two general meetings a year, along with regularly scheduled Board Meetings involving all Circles.  Our fundraisers include our Spring/Fall Consignment Sale, Bake Sale/Frozen Feast, and Vendor Party.

Our members nurture one another in community and support U.S. and international projects and partners improving the lives of women, children, and youth with our prayers, volunteer and advocacy efforts, and financial gifts.

In the Spring of 2016 our sales proceeds were distributed among the following:  Lone Oak Elementary Health Room, SPIHN summer activities for children, Wellspring Living, St. Lukes, Bethlehem Center Spartanburg, hope Center Empowering Families, and BUMC Missions Costa Rica School Uniforms.

It’s easy to become a member. Any woman who commits herself to the PURPOSE of UMW and to engage in mission, study, and personal growth and social action can join. You don’t have to be a United Methodist or meet any age requirement to be a member. Join us!

Various mission projects including:

  • Consignment Sale
  • Frozen Feast Sale
  • Vendor Party
  • Join a Circle (small group discipleship) and put your faith, love and hope into action.

UMW Mission Report


Current Officers

Jan Fleming / President(864) 921-2354
Denise Krom / Vice President
Debbie Locke / Secretary
Lisa Benfield / Treasurer

Circle Leaders

Debbie Locke (1)
Maureen King/Kay Melba (4)
Marci Bowen (5)
Janice Calvert (7)
Linda Seyler (8)

“I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.” (Phillipians 4:13)