united methodist women

Membership in the Hinsdale United Methodist Women (HUMW) is open to all women interested in fellowship and Christ’s call to mission. HUMW enjoys an active unit of over one hundred women who meet regularly through small groups called circles. Circle members develop close relationships with each other, praying for and nurturing each other.  Women may also be general members. These women collectively support UMW by making a pledge and helping with overall activities.

HUMW supports mission efforts locally and worldwide through personal pledges and special events like the Fall Resale and Gift Card Sales

Fellowship activities like the UMW Sunday All-Church Potluck Lunch, Lenten Brunch, and Graduation Reception help members to fulfill the stated purpose of membership, which is to be a community of women whose purpose is threefold:

  1. To know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ;
  2. To develop a creative, supportive fellowship;
  3. To expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.


Circles meet the second Thursday of the month September through May.  All women are encouraged to join one of our three circle groups:

Mary Circle – Named for Mary, the mother of Jesus. Meets at 9:00 a.m. at the church for light refreshments and business meeting followed by a program. Childcare is available upon request.

Priscilla Circle – Named for a missionary. Meets at 1:00 p.m. at the church for dessert and business meeting followed by a program.

Lydia Circle – Named for a Christian business woman. Meets at 7:00 p.m. in members’ homes for a business meeting and program followed by dessert.

Please contact the church office to learn more about the UMW Leadership. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Circle meetings have been moved to Zoom: 

Mary Circle Meeting

The Mary Circle will be meeting via Zoom on Thursday, February 11 at 9:30 a.m. New members are always welcome! Please contact Mary Ann Darnaby via email for Zoom connection details.

Lydia Circle Meeting

All are welcome to join us for the next meeting of the UMW Lydia Circle to be held on Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m via Zoom. In recognition of Black History Month, our program will be "Famous Black Women in UMW," which will focus on UMW's role in the Civil Rights Movement. For Zoom link information, please contact Sharrann Simmons via email.

UMW Gift card sales

Three times a year the Hinsdale United Methodist Women hold a gift card sale. Gift cards, redeemable at many local stores and restaurants, may be used by the purchaser or given as gifts. For every gift card sold, a percentage is earned by the United Methodist Women to raise monies for missions.

Forms are available in the Welcome Center or at the church office, or download an order form here. Simply complete the order form and submit with payment (memo: HUMW) to the church office. For more information, contact Nancy Sale or call the church office at 630-325-1280.


Spring Sale:  February 19 to March 13, Delivery on March 20

Summer:  July 11 to July 18, Delivery on July 25

Christmas Season:  TBD

Cookbooks will be sold on all these dates or by contacting Nancy Sale. Ornament sales will run during Advent.