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. 

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:  March 15 to 22, Delivery on March 29

Back-to-School:  July 12 to 19, Delivery on July 26

Christmas Season:  November 8 to 15, Delivery on November 22

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