United Methodist Women
President: Barb McCoy

United Methodist Women




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.


Yearly Events



UMW Sunday

A time to celebrate the work of the United Methodist Women, both in the local church as well as in the world.


Holy Week

Sacrificial Breakfast

A time of quiet reflection about Jesus’ suffering.



Rummage Sale

Time to clean out your closets, cupboards and garages.

All proceeds from this sale go to mission work.



Mission u

Women, children and youth are invited to attend this mission education event held at Manchester College in North Manchester. This is an opportunity to fellowship with other United Methodist Women and to participate in a spiritual growth study, a social action study and a geographic study. The youth participate in Yo-Pe-Mi-Ca and the children attend Chi-Mi-Ca.



End-of-Summer Luncheon

All women and men are invited to attend this annual event held at Triangle Park. This is social time and an opportunity to catch up on the summer's activities before the fall season approaches.




Bring your apple peelers, knives, rolling pins and hair bonnets because we’re going to make a couple thousand Apple Dumplings! This mission project has been going on since 1982. That’s almost fifty thousand dumplings over the years. 


You can see them being made here:  Click Here


The Emblem

The Cross and the flame, symbolizing the Holy Spirit, evokes images of sacrifice, witness and service, and reminds United Methodist Women of their opportunities and obligations of discipleship.


“I now remind you to stir into the flame the gift

of God which is within you.”



Anyone interested in joining this group is welcome; you do not have to be a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church. Most members attend one of two circles that meet once a month from September through May. One meets in the morning; the other in the evening. These meetings provide a time for worship, study, helping others and fellowship, as well as planning for the many special events that go on during the year. For more information call Tracie Hoffman, Chairperson of Membership, Nurture and Outreach.