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.

Devotions and Programs

To grow our faith

Small Group Gatherings

Making our mission personal through fellowship

Planning our Missions

For effective giving or our time

Anna Circle

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

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.

Ruth Circle

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

Ruth Circle

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

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

Children’s Law Center

The women gathered together on June 8, 2019, for a program about the Children's Law Center.  Jessica Hill described the positive impact the Center has on children in South Carolina. Following the program, everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch buffet.

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Mayfest a Success

The BUMW made $4,000 at the Mayfest on May 11, 2019, for local charities.  The women worked all week sorting and pricing items for the White Elephant sale.  Special areas were handmade crafts, jewelry, purses, and baked goods.   A big thank you goes out to all who...

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Craft Boutique

Welcome to the UMW Craft Boutique featuring gifts made with loving hands for the special people in your life. The Craft Boutique article illustrates the selection of cards, wreaths, bouquets, and canvasses. Scroll through the pages to see all the choices! We hope you...

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United Methodist Women’s Yard Sale – May 11, 2019

The United Methodist Women will have their annual “Yard Sale” at the Bluffton Village MayFest on May 11th in front of the church.  We are looking for donations of jewelry, hats, purses, household items, books, and other small items. PLEASE, NO CLOTHING, ELECTRONICS,...

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Pillows for Hope Haven

  The Bluffton United Methodist Women displayed the pillows that they made in the sanctuary.  The pillows, made with love,  were blessed during the Sunday service.  They will be delivered to Hope Haven for those in need.

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Souper Bowl 2019

The United Methodist Women served soup, cornbread, dessert and tea (hot dogs for the kids)  after the 11:00 worship service on Sunday, February 3rd.  Everyone enjoyed the food and the fellowship.  The event raised $495 to assist the Bluffton soup kitchen!  We want to...

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Grandmas Doing Good Stuff

Join other grandmas to assemble care packages for college students returning to their spring semesters on Saturday, January 26th, in the Fellowship Hall from 9:30 - 11:00. Materials and notecards will be provided.  This will be a time of fellowship as we assemble the...

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United Methodist Women Sunday

The Bluffton United Methodist Women led the worship service on January 13, 2019, in celebration of United Methodist Women Sunday.  Rhonda Farmer was our inspiring speaker.  In addition, John Kenyon and Mary Ellen Parks were recognized for their mission work. Without...

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BUMW 2019 Officers

The 2019 officers are Walda Letson - President, Joanne Dahl -  Vice President - Joyce Atwood - Secretary (not in picture), Sarah Snow - Treasurer, Linda Greenwood - Communications, Paula Johnson - Nominations, Debbie Kadzielowski - Program Resources, Kathy Griebel -...

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