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. 

Silent Auction to Benefit Red Bird Mission

The UMW Mary Circle is hosting an auction to benefit Red Bird Mission. All women and friends are invited to participate. We are seeking donations of items that you may want to share such as handmade, baked, purchased, or even nice white elephant items! Items should be turned in ahead of time to Lisa Cosgrove or Kris West, or by contacting the church office. Then come bid on each other’s treasures on Thursday, September 12 in the HUMC Narthex. Auction begins at 10:00 a.m., or arrive at 9:00 a.m. for Circle meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Food, Fellowship and Fun!

The Country House in Clarendon Hills and the Hinsdale United Methodist Women have teamed up for a great fundraiser. When you dine at the Country House September 30 through October 6, they will generously donate 15% of your food purchases back to the Hinsdale UMW. Get some friends together for a delicious lunch or dinner and simultaneously contribute to the local and global missions that the UMW supports. Click here for a printable coupon that must be presented at the time of your meal to take advantage of this offer. What could be an easier way to do mission work?

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 17 to 24, Delivery on March 31

Back-to-School:  July 14 to 21, Delivery on July 28

Christmas Season:  November 10 to 17, Delivery on November 24

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