Growing in Grace

        
John 15: 5

"I AM the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing."

Mission Statement:

 To connect with others by building relationships with women within the church and the community. To learn by growing in faith through studying and living God's Word. To serve by using our time, embracing our talents, and sharing our gifts to glorify God.

The goals of the mission statement are accomplished through mission opportunities, serving graduation breakfast, sponsoring Feeding the Faithful, guest speakers, luncheons, promoting/teaching Bible studies, spiritual retreats, monthly circle meetings and more!

All Mauldin United Methodist women are invited to join a Circle for Christian fellowship, learning, and service. Find one that fits your schedule and join in.

GROWING IN GRACE CONTACTS:
 

Kendra Sparks
Lacey Cobb
Amy Austin


ACTIVITIES

BIBLE STUDIES

Offered on a regular basis. Please check the Connect booklet and Growing in Grace Facebook page for upcoming studies.

BEACH BLANKET BIBLE STUDIES

This is a summer study using books (fiction and/or nonfiction) each year. Books are sold during May, and ladies read them at their leisure over the summer. We gather together at the end of the summer for food, fun, and fellowship as we discuss the books and what God has taught us through them.

KNITTING CLASS
Knitters and crocheters of all ages (kids too).  We are a small group who meets to do needlework and fellowship.  You may bring your own project or work on prayer shawls for the Prayer Shawl Ministry.

Leader:  Lynda Sharbaugh (286-8045)
Day:  2nd Sunday of the month
Time:  6-8 pm
Where:  2nd floor of the Spirit Center--down the hall--take a left and continue down the sloped hall, and take another left, class on left--class L-215)

FRIENDLY YARNS (for all ages who love to knit and crochet)

We are a fun group who like to knit or crochet and have fun social time. You can work on your own projects or help make prayer shawls.
Leader: Jan Campbell
Day: 1st and 3rd Wednesday Mornings, 9-11 am
Location: Downtown Coffee House & Creamery (across from the church)


SPIRITUAL RETREATS

Our goal is to have one or two retreats each year to get away and enjoy time together and to study God’s Word. 

 


One of These Circles Is for You!

 Grace Circle

Date: 3rd Tue of every month
Time: 07:00 PM
Location: Members' Homes

Grace Circle, our newest circle, is designed for women in their 20's and 30's. We meet in members' homes on a rotating basis. We are averaging about 15 members at each meeting. Our goal is to be sisters in Christ who are committed to serving God through our actions, missions, and showing grace to others. At each meeting we have a devotion and a speaker or program. Your Sisters in Grace welcome you with open arms -- come join us!

Contact: Lacey Cobb 

 Current Activities:  Annual Grace Tea, MUMC Fall Festival, Frazee Dream Center

New Friendship Circle

Date: 3rd Monday of every month
Time: 07:00PM
Location: Members' Homes

New Friendship Circle meets in homes or restaurants. Our members consist of mothers with children infant to college.  We average 10-12 people at each meeting. Our programs vary from speakers to programs led by members.  Our yearly fundraiser is selling the poinsettias that decorate the sanctuary during the Christmas season.  We support the United Methodist Women's missions and other local missions that come to our attention.  

Contact: Sheri Guin


Naomi Circle

Date: 3rd Monday of every month
Time: 09:30AM
Location: Members' Homes or Son Room

Naomi Circle was organized in May 1992.  It meets in members' homes or in the Son Room (hostess' choice).
The group consists of older, newly retired ladies.  Our attendance averages 10 . Each month we have a designated project.  We each bring food or other items to donate.   We enjoy each other, working as a unit, and cooperating with Mauldin United Methodist as a total unit!

Contact: Barbara Lee  


Wren Circle

Date: 2nd Wed of every month (Sept-May)
Time: 09:30AM
Location: Son Room (front of church)

Wren Circle meets in the Son Room at 9:30 a.m. every 2nd Wednesday from September-May.  The age group is mainly young 50's and up.  We have up to 25 members and average 15-17 each meeting.  Our programs vary from local speakers to book reviews to members who share travel experiences and mission trips.
 
Contact: June Jones 


Martha Circle

Date: 1st Thursday of every month
Time: 07:00PM
Location: Son Room or Members' Homes

Martha Circle has 14 active members. We meet in homes or in the Son Room.  Our ages range from late 50's to 80's.  The circle was formed in 1976 after the Mary Martha Circle became so large that it needed to break into two groups. Several original members are still active.  This circle was instrumental in bringing the Samaritan's Purse/Operation Christmas Child ministry to MUMC.  The diverse backgrounds of our members make for good times of fun, fellowship, and worship.  We always know the purpose of our meetings: doing God's work by helping others!

Contact: Deborah Constance  


Deborah Circle
Date:  4th Monday of each month
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
Location: Son Room (front of church)

Deborah Circle was founded in April 1996, when the need for another nighttime circle became evident. Members of our circle range from mothers of teenagers to grandmothers. Our programs are varied.  Some of the programs we have enjoyed include Ray Vander Lann video series "That the World May Know", Liz Curtis Higgs videos, the series "Gilligan's Island and the Seven Deadly Sins".  Mission Projects have included Miracle Hill Ministries and the Triune Mercy Center.

Contact: Jan Campbell