Women’ Ministries

The Women of Aldersgate love to learn about God and share His love with others by studying and serving those both locally and worldwide. Come and join in the fellowship and fun by visiting one or all of these activities for women.

Women’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Join Lynn Boan each Tuesday morning at 11am in the Seekers Classroom for a Bible study that emphasizes women’s concerns and joys.  A new study began on August 22, but you are always welcome to come and join in the discussion and fellowship.

Knurturing Knitters

Whether you’ve never held knitting needles or have knitted all your life, you’re invited to join this group to make Prayer Shawls for those who are facing new chapters in their lives.  The group meets every other Thursday morning at 10am in the Seekers Sunday School Classroom.  Members will teach you how to knit if you’re a beginner.

United Methodist Women

The women of Aldersgate UMC enjoy meeting together for fellowship and service. The United Methodist Women have 3 circles that presently all meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month from September through May.  They meet together in December and May for a social and raise funds throughout the year for local missions.

The UMW is an active organization whose purpose is to know and show God to the world and Sumter by supporting missions.  Any woman of the church is invited to join one of the small groups, called circles.  The hope is that soon we’ll be able to have a circle that meets on the weekend or another day.  If you’d be interested is such a group, please contact the church office or Jan Levy, 468-6090.

Through fundraising, monies are raised to help local missions like United Ministries, Christian Charities of Sumter, Crosswell Children’s Home, the Red Cross and Salkehatchie.  They keep in touch with the church’s shut-ins and support Aldersgate’s high school graduates and college students.

These 3 circles meet on the first Tuesday of the month from September through May.  In December they all share a Christmas social where holiday entertainment is enjoyed and the new year’s officers are installed.  The first Tuesday in May is the annual Salad Social and the last official meeting before it all starts back in September.

Circle #1

This is a group of women in their 60’s through 90’s who meet at 10:00am in the Conference Room of the church.  After enjoying a time of refreshments and fellowship they discuss business and then, on a rotating basis, present a lesson on a woman of the Bible.  The leader of this circle is Wilma Crayton.


Circle #2

These women range in age from their 30’s through their 80’s.  They meet in the evening at 7:00 at member’s homes.  Please see the calendar for the next meeting place.  After a business meeting and program, they end the evening with refreshments and socializing.  Jan Levy leads this circle.


Circle #3

These senior women are in their 80’s and 90’s, but still love meeting with one another and helping wherever they can.  Their monthly meeting is at 9:30am in the Seeker’s Sunday School Classroom.  They have a lesson each month.  The circle leader is Lin Hendrix.


Presently, the UMW is selling Discount Cards for $5.  They are valid through next June and give a discount or free drink or appetizer at 18 locations around Sumter.  There is no limit on the number of times each card may be used, so it pays for itself quickly.  See a member to purchase one for each person in your family or to give as a gift!

Tidal Wave Car Wash Tickets are also on sale for $10.  With this ticket you receive a $20 wash!