Wilkesboro United Methodist Church
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Sharing, Comforting, Embracing

United Methodist Women (UMW)


  The PURPOSE of United Methodist Women

The organized unit of 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 concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. 

Wilkesboro UMW 2016 Officers:

 Co-presidents—Gretchen Barelski and Margaret Cooper

Co-vice Presidents—Mary Clark and Antha Reid
Secretary—Caroline Randolph
Treasurer—Jan Taylor
Program Resources—Francoise Hughes
Sunshine Fund—Lorraine Golds

Meeting Date/Time/Place:


We meet on the first Tuesday of each month (except August & December) at 6:30 p.m. in the Ecclesia classroom, E-21, (unless otherwise announced).  The United Methodist Men prepare a meal at 6:00 p.m. which we are invited to join; cost is $5.00/person. 




Wilkesboro United Methodist Women (UMW), previously known as the Wesleyan Service Guild and the Women’s Society of Christian Service, has been active in the church and the UMW Appalachian District (formerly UMW North Wilkesboro District) of the Western North Carolina Conference UMW since 1956.  The UMW program reflects the historical thrust of mission through spiritual growth; mission education; Christian leadership development; Christian social involvement; Nurturing for Community; and support for women, children and youth. 


Our unit currently has 31 members.  We financially and prayerfully support various District and Global UMW mission areas, an adopted missionary, and various local mission efforts.


2016 Conference/District/Local Events:


·         Spiritual Growth Retreat: June 10-11, Lake Junaluska

Theme: Pray.  Retreat Leader: Rev. Holly Adams, Hudson NC.




"Pleasures from the Good Earth" Cookbook

500 recipes with cooking tips/$15.00 per book.

To purchase - contact a Wilkesboro UMW member or the Wilkesboro UMC office.





Missions Supported:


Local/Regional Missions

 CAPT/Our House, SAFE, Make a Difference Day, Volunteers for Wilkes Literacy, Wilkes Circles of Care, Children's Hope Alliance, Wilkes ADAP, On Eagle's Wings, Samaritan Kitchen of Wilkes, Wilkes Ministry of h.o.p.e., Catherine Barber Homeless Shelter, Broughton Hospital, Stop The Hunger, local Girl Scout/Brownie Troops, and others as need arises.


District/Global Missions

Bethlehem Center - Winston Salem, Bread for the World, Prayer and Self-Denial Love Offering, World Thank Love Offering, our mission pledge (financial support) to Appalachian District UMW for global mission support.