United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Women provide an outlet for adult women to channel their involvement in St. Luke's ministries. Each year the United Methodist Women of St. Luke's raise and distribute funds to many organizations within our church and community, as well as to world missions.


UMW Reading Group

Fourth Monday of every month from 7-8:30PM in the Parlor. Contact Jennifer Todd at jtoddosu@aol.com.


United Methodist Women have a variety of women's circles, organized by age and interest, that participate in monthly activities in addition to special programs and events throughout the year. Find your circle.

Rummage Sales

There are two sales per year with one held in the Spring (late April) and the other one in Fall (late September.) Donations are accepted Wednesday - Friday of the sale week only with the sale being held on Saturday. If your organization wants to collect left over items from the rummage sale, please complete this form and email to stlukesrummagesale@gmail.com.

For questions or to volunteer, email stlukesrummagesale@gmail.com.

Holiday Bazaar

Held each year on a Saturday in early November, if you are interested in selling items, you may apply for booth space for our 2014 Bazaar, starting in January. Please look for the 2015 application form online and mail it along with your check to: Lori Chambers, 5945 Moller Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254. Contact Lori at umwbazaar@stlukesumc.com

Food Pantry Drives

In April and October food drives are held to help restock local food pantries. To help deliver donations, email  Nancy Miller. View the UMW Food Pantry Drive Grocery List for needed items.

Spring Tea

A fun social event, the spring tea is always held on a Saturday afternoon in March. It is a free event and includes a speaker, tea, tea sandwiches, and cookies. 

Christmas UMW Installation Dinner

A special evening of fellowship and dinner held in early December to celebrate the accomplishments of the year and for the installation of new officers and circle chairman.

Funeral Dinners

Assist in serving food at church following a service or memorial. To volunteer, email Helen Vriesman at hrvaintree@yahoo.com

More UMW Events

For more UMW events each month, please check the Calendar & Events page and search the category of United Methodist Women.


UMW offers childcare for many UMW events throughout the year.  For childcare reservations please contact Kristi Chamberlain at chamberlaink@stlukesumc.com

Request a Donation

Monetary donations for organizations are given out at the end of each year. To apply, download a form or request online. Forms for 2015 are due November 1, 2015.

The UMW cookbook will continue to be available for purchase at all UMW events and by contacting Allison Flickinger. The cookbook, published in 2010, contains over 500 recipes graciously donated by St. Luke members and their families and friends. Cost: $10, proceeds benefit various UMW missions.

New Life Circle

New Life Circle

September 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Spiritual Life Center

Attention Single Women:  We gather at 7PM in the Spiritual Life Center for an evening of...more

UMW Reading Group

UMW Reading Group

September 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Parlor

United Methodist Women meet the 4th Monday of the month.  All are welcome to join the...more

Box Tops & Labels for Education

Box Tops & Labels for Education

August 1 - May 31 All Day

Location: Outreach Post & East Passage

UMW & Outreach are partnering to help Fox Hill and the Indiana United Methodist Children's...more

Mary Magdalene Circle

Mary Magdalene Circle

September 9, 6:30pm

Location: Parlor

The evening program "UMW's Welcoming Women in all Stages of Life" will be presented by...more

Sarah Circle

Sarah Circle

September 21, 1:00pm

Location: Parlor

Please join us when St. Luke’s own Gustanna Moss Chaney will be sharing her experiences of...more

Fall Rummage Sale

Fall Rummage Sale

September 26, 8:00am

Location: Great Hall

Start cleaning and saving items to contribute to the St. Luke's UMW Rummage Sale. Clean...more

UMW Semi-Annual Food Drive

UMW Semi-Annual Food Drive

September 27 - October 31 All Day

Location: West Passage

United Methodist Women sponsor a spring and a fall food drive for area food pantries.The...more

Upcoming Events

United Methodist Women

UMW Mission Statement

United Methodist Women's mission 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.

More information about the UMW connectional system may be found at the UMW of Indiana website.


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For information on how to get involved in this active, vibrant group, contact UMW co-presidents, Regan Summers (regansummers@hotmail.com or 317-213-5567) or Beth Edwards-Goff (bejazzee@yahoo.com or 317-625-2395).