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Women’s Ministry

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


2024 Women’s Retreat

ReCreate, February 9-11 Montreat Conference Center, Black Mountain:

We will explore how God uses all parts of who we are – including the broken parts – and can recreate something beautiful, meaningful, and impactful. That even when everything feels like it’s falling apart and life is left in pieces…God is with us, helping put the pieces back together, holding it together, and with us in the midst of it all. How do we look at our lives, see the blessings and brokenness, and continue to have hope and strive toward the Kingdom of God? Join us for a weekend of friendship, connection, prayer, worship, and rest in the presence of God!

We are excited to have Rev. Sara Beth Pannell as our speaker. Sara Beth grew up in a small town near Greensboro, NC, and found her way to the United Methodist Church during college, thanks to the Wesley Campus Ministry at UNC Chapel Hill. A Tar Heel born and bred, she still laughs at the fact that this journey of ministry led her to Duke University for Divinity School. Sara Beth is an ordained Elder in the North Carolina Conference of the UMC and currently serves as the Minister of Discipleship at First United Methodist Church in Newton, NC.  She loves a good cup of coffee, a hike in the mountains with her husband, and the chance to walk with people in their journey of faith.

Click here to register.

Fall Women’s Small Group

Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: Join us for five weeks as we study scripture and join in discussion that will inspire us to move outward into the world with the kind of generosity and gratitude that defies systems of scarcity and brings healing to the world. No registration or outside reading is required. Email Rev. Jessica Dayson at with any questions.

Small Groups

Young Professional Women’s Bible Study, Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.: 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.

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!