United Methodist Women (UMW)

Missions, Fellowship and Faith

In Action

Bluffton United Methodist Women (BUMW)

Our Purpose: The organized unit of the 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 the concept of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

May we go forward together to make Christ known throughout the world.

Anna Circle

Meets the 4th Tuesday at 9:45 A.M. at a member’s home.

Devotions and Programs

To grow our faith

Small Group Gatherings

Making our mission personal through fellowship

Esther Circle

Meets the 4th Tuesday at 9:45 A.M. at a member’s home.

Hannah Ulmer Circle

Meets the 4th Monday at 7:00 P.M. at the church.

Planning our Missions

For effective giving or our time

Small Group Gatherings

Making our mission personal through fellowship

Esther Circle

Meets the 4th Tuesday at 9:45 A.M. at a member’s home.

Devotions and Programs

To grow our faith

Anna Circle

Meets the 4th Tuesday at 9:45 A.M. at a member’s home.

Planning our Missions

For effective giving or our time

Hannah Ulmer Circle

Meets the 4th Monday at 7:00 P.M. at the church.

UMW Reading Program

The Reading Program encourages United Methodist Women to be informed about current issues by reading member-reviewed books. The knowledge gained from reading these books not only deepen our spirituality but gives us a better understanding of missions. Each year the program begins September 1st and ends August 31st. The BUMW’s book collection is kept on the shelves under the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall. The books are divided into the 5 categories: Education for Mission (EM), Spiritual Growth (SG), Leadership Development (LD), Social Action (SA), and Nurturing for Community (NC). 

Members are asked to read at least 5 books a year, one book from each of the categories listed above. Books can be selected from the last five years. The 2019 book list can be found here

We are very excited about the 2019 Reading Program. Hope you are too!  Let’s get reading. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Debbie Kadzielewski.

 

Craft Ministries

Members meet during Circle meetings or as a group to make items that support missions.  If you do not sew, don’t stay away! There are always tasks to complete that do not require a sewing machine or the knowledge of knitting.  These meetings are a  good way to fellowship while working to spread the love of God to those in need.

Helping Others in Need

Statewide UMW Missions

Killingworth Home
A unique community residence for women who are emerging from crisis situations.

Wallace Family Life Center
A specialized ministry of the UMW serving the Wallace and Marlboro County communities since 1979.

Bethlehem Community Center:  Columbia
A multi-service agency serving children and families in Columbia.

Bethlehem Community Center:  Spartanburg
A community services program in Spartanburg

Rural Mission
Serving the community of Johns Island.

Support for Local Organizations

image Bluffton Self Help Logo
image Backpack Buddies pf Bluffton Logo
image Memory Matters Logo
image Second Helpings Logo
image Family Promise Logo
image Hopeful Horizons Logo
image Volunteers in Medicine Logo
image Backpack Buddies Logo
image Epworth Children's Logo
image Child Abuse Prevention Association Logo
image Salkehatchie Logo

Bluffton UMW Activities

Christmas Party

Forty-five women from the three Circles came together for the annual Christmas party held this year at the parsonage.  After a short business meeting, the 2019 officers were installed.  Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and the wonderful...

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Three Officers of the Walterboro District UMW

The BUMW is excited to have three members as officers of the Walterboro District UMW; Walda Letson - Communications, Sarah Sweers - Social Action, and Elizabeth Duncan- Historian.  The three officers attended training in Columbia on November 10, 2018. ...

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Hymnal Ribbons

The hymnals have a new look!   On November 3, 2018, under the instructions of Joyce Atwood 15 of our United Methodist Women made bookmarkers for every hymnal.  There are three ribbons, two for hymns and one for the Psalter.   We hope this makes it easier and quicker...

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Baby Bottle Fundraiser

The Bluffton United Methodist Women met on September 15, 2018, for a program featuring Pam Rice, Executive Director of the Pregnancy Center & Clinic.  $1,611.50 was donated to the Center from the baby bottle fundraiser.  The Fisher Chapel UMW from Hardeeville also...

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Blessing of the Pillows

Thirty-five pillows were dedicated during the Sunday service on July 29, 2018. The pillows were given to Hopeful Horizons in Beaufort.   We are hopeful that the pillows with the cheerful cases will give comfort to the recipients during their difficult times. The cases...

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Mickaylla McDonald’s Audio Presentation

Mickaylla presented a special program to the women of the church on May 19, 2018.  Her message was there is more! God has more for us....in every season of life.  Believe God is with us and expect God to be there.  Listen to her presentation:...

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Scholarship for Meredith Inglis from UMW and BUMMs

On Sunday, May 6, 2018,  we celebrated Meredith Inglis as we presented her with a $2,000 scholarship from our Bluffton United Methodist Women and Bluffton United Methodist Men. Meredith will be attending Emory this fall with a double major in nuclear engineering and...

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White Elephants at the Village Festival

The Bluffton United Methodist Women will have a “White Elephant” sale at the Bluffton Village Festival on May 12, 2018.  With the proceeds of the sale going to support our local missions, we are seeking donations of jewelry, hats, purses, household items, books, and...

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Fresh Start, Healing Heart

The BUMW met on March 17, 2018, for a presentation by Sheila Roemeling, Executive Director and Founder of Fresh Start, Healing Heart; "Healing and Freedom from Human Trafficking for All".  Sheila passionately shared the purpose of her organization and how they have...

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