Welcome Women, One and All!

UMW is 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. The UMW share together in food, faith and fun. Opportunities for gathering include general membership meetings, circle meetings, hands on mission projects, field trips and fundraising events. Membership is open to all women, from teen to adult.

Circle Meetings are usually once per month. Each circle sets its own schedule of additional meetings or special programs for the year, in addition to opportunities for general membership meetings, hands on mission projects, field trips and fundraising events. Membership is open to all women, from teen to adult.

Contact Marsha Ikle, UMW president

General Meetings
Our entire membership is invited to these meetings, which are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted) in the basement fellowship hall of the church. We usually begin at noon for lunch and include an educational program or activity, devotions and a short business meeting. The UMW encourages any and all guests to attend our General Meetings!

Circle Meetings
Our unit consists of 5 smaller circles of women. Each circle sets its own schedule of additional meetings or special programs for the year, in addition to the general meetings.

  • Abigail circle -Meets 3rd Sunday of each month at approximately 10:30 a.m. (after worship service) at the Whitmore Lake Campus, Mary-Martha room.
  • Dorcas circle – Meets 1st Tuesday each month at 7:00 pm in the Brighton Campus, Library
  • Rebekah circle – Meets 1st Thursday each month at 10:00 am at church or in a member’s home (except January & February)
  • Sarah Lewis circle – Meets 1st Wednesday each month at 9:30 am at the Brighton Campus, Fellowship Hall (except January, July and August)
  • Sojourner Truth circle – Meets 1st Wednesday each month at 1:00 pm at the Brighton Campus, Room 127

For more membership information, simply attend the meeting of your choice or call the church office at 810-229-8561.

While United Methodist Women remains our parent corporate name, as of May 2022 the international parent organization will be doing business as United Women in Faith. The purpose and governing structure remain the same.

Assembly 2018

The assembly gathers every 4 years.  It is a time for fellowship and for equipping ourselves to experience God’s call to mission with women, children and youth.  This year we gathered in Columbus Ohio.  Assembly includes community gathering, worship, participatory workshops and an Experience Hall.  This year we celebrated 150 years 0f women organizing for mission and prepared for 150 more.  The keynote speaker this year was Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Winner.

Blessing in a Backpack Brighton Schools
Blessing in a Backpack Brighton Schools
The Torch
Bountiful Harvest
Bountiful Harvest
The Well
Coats for Cass Community Social Services
Coats for Cass Community Social Services
Trunk or Treat bags
Days for Girls Days for Girls
Vacation Bible School
Easter Egg Stuffing
Easter Egg Stuffing
VINA Clinic
Facemasks Facemasks
Whitmore Kiwanis Club
Feed the Firemen
Feed the Firemen
Whitmore Lake Girl Scouts
Fish and Loaves Fish and Loaves
Whitmore Lake July 4 Festival
Funeral Lunches
Funeral Lunches
Whitmore Lake Scholarship Fund
Hats, Scarves, Mitten Tree
Hats, Scarves, Mitten Tree
Hickory Haven Nursing Home
Hickory Haven Nursing Home
cookies-for-shut-ins
United Methodist Women boxing up Christmas Cookies to deliver to shut-ins.
Each year the UMW invites worshipers to bring hats and mittens to decorate this special tree. The items are later taken for distribution by the Salvation Army and other local charities.
feed-the-firemen
The United Methodist Women’s (UMW) Dorcas Circle visits the Brighton Firehall each Thanksgiving and takes them a Thanksgiving dinner.
Women holding icee treats in front of brightly colored food truck
UMW provides the Kona Ice Truck for Vacation Bible School.
coats-for-cccs
Led by the United Methodist Women’s (UMW) Martha-Mary Circle, Brighton First sent a truckload of warm winter coats to Cass Community Social Services.
Days for Girls volunteers sew materials for the health and hygiene kits.
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