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Women’s Ministry at MPUMC

All women across the church and through the various demographics of the church are invited to connect and be in shared ministry with one another. These ministry initiatives welcome all women, anyone who identifies as a woman, or someone who connects with the ministry offerings.

Women’s Ministry at Myers Park UMC is ever-evolving and includes offerings like our Annual Women’s Retreat, Small Groups, Traditional United Methodist Women’s Circles, and Mom Groups. If you would like to learn more or are interested in starting a new women’s initiative, you are invited to contact Rev. Jessica Dayson at

16th Annual Women’s Retreat

Sign Up Now for the 16th Annual Women’s Retreat, February 11-13, 2022, Montreat Conference Center

Join us as we “Begin Again” with a weekend of renewal and rest, friendship and learning, and lament and praise. Our lives, our relationships, and our world have experienced much change: cancelled plans, postponed gatherings, and virtual everything. Grief and loss abound. Journey with speaker Rev. Caitlin Harper of the Northern Alabama Conference of the UMC as we grow in trusting that God is on the other side of every new beginning.

Cost is $200 per person double occupancy or $290 for single occupancy. Register before November 7 to save $20! For the safety of all attending the retreat, we request proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the beginning of the retreat. We will continually review this policy and any necessary safety precautions.

Click here for details and to register.

Small Groups

Monthly Women’s Gathering, Tuesday, September 28, 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m., room 103-104: All women of the church are invited to gather to meet other women, have meaningful conversation, and grow closer to God. This gathering will offer time of support and community. Take time for you!  Sign up here or email Rev. Jessica Dayson at with questions. Save the date to join us on October 26 and November 16.

Young Professional Women’s Bible Study, Wednesdays 7-8 pm: All women in their 20s and 30s are welcome to join this group. For more information and the Zoom link to join, email Caitlin Stanley at or Kathryn Vance at

Mom GroupsCurrently not meeting as we discern safety and level of interest for gathering in person – In the past, mothers of young children gather at the church on Thursdays at 10:30 am, childcare is provided with registration. This group typically reads a book or does a bible study together and share the joys and challenges of parenting. For more information and if you are interested in being in a mom’s group, email Jessica Dayson at

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women (UMW) is a worldwide 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.

UMW Circles

  • Hannah 4th Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.; meet at members’ homes: A lighthearted group of women who meet for book study and cheerful fellowship. Barbara Hambacher at
  • Martha 1st Wednesday, 10:30 am; meet in room 152: A group of ladies, 60’s and up, who are very giving of their time and their resources, in this church, locally and abroad. Darlene Beard 704-375-1035
  • Mary 2nd Tuesday, 10:30 am, meet in room 110: A group of women who meet for fellowship, book study related to spirituality and women’s issues, and service. Amy Brittain 704-773-8378
  • Ruth 2nd Thursday, 10:30 am; meet in room 106: A group of mothers with young children who meet for fellowship, spiritual growth and to make a difference in our community. Candace Price at Not currently meeting but providing some opportunities to do service projects at home.

Email Rev. Jessica Dayson at to learn more about any of our Women’s Ministry offerings.

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