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Women’s Ministry at MPUMC

All women across 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 such as our Annual Women’s Retreat, small groups, traditional United Methodist Women’s circles, and moms groups. If you would like to learn more or are interested in starting a new women’s initiative, email Rev. Jessica Dayson at


Register Now for the 16th Annual Women’s Retreat

Women of all ages and life stages are invited to join us for a restorative weekend full of friendship, meaningful conversation, and worship February 10-12 at Montreat Conference Center. Registration is now open! Email Rev. Jessica Dayson at if you have any questions.

Register Here

Monthly Women’s Gathering

2nd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.: Women of all ages and stages of life are invited to this monthly gathering! This will be a time to meet other women, have meaningful conversation, and grow closer to God. We hope this will offer time for support, community, and new friendships. Sign up here or email Rev. Jessica Dayson at for more information. The group will not meet in December. Mark your calendar for 2023 Dates: January 10, February 7, March 14 and April 11

Small Groups

Young Professional Women’s Bible Study, Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.: This group is on summer break and will resume after Labor Day. All women in their 20s and 30s are welcome to join. For more information and the Zoom link to join, email Caitlin Stanley at or Alexandra Bailey at

Moms’ Night Out, first Mondays, 7:30 p.m.: Moms of all ages and stages are invited for a time of community, support, and good conversation. Email Rachel Heath at for location and to RSVP.

Moms’ Group, 10:30 a.m.: Mothers of young children are invited for a time of connection, reflection on how God is showing up in the midst of our lives, and sharing in the joys and challenges of motherhood. Child care is available for children not yet in kindergarten by reservation. Email Lisa Ross-Smit, Child Care Coordinator, at Newborns are welcome to join us during our meeting. To register, click here or email Rev. Jessica Dayson at

United Women of Faith

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, 2nd Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.; room 106: A lighthearted group of women who meet for book study and cheerful fellowship. For details, email Barbara Hambacher at
  • Martha, 1st Wednesday, 10:30 am; room 108: A group of ladies, 60s and up, who care significantly about living generously, growing in fellowship, and deepening their faith. A presenter or guest teacher often leads their time together. For details, contact Darlene Beard at 704-375-1035 or
  • Mary, 2nd Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., room 110: A group of women who meet for fellowship, service, and book study related to spirituality and women’s issues. For details, contact Amy Brittain at 704-773-8378 or
  • Ruth, 3rd Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; room 106: A group of mothers with young children who meet for fellowship, spiritual growth, and to make a difference in our community. Frequently meets off site. For details, email Candace Price at 

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

Join us!