United Methodist Women

Of Baker Memorial United Methodist Church

Baker Memorial’s United Methodist Women’s organization provides a variety of exciting opportunities for fellowship, outings, missions outreach and fundraising  Here, Near, and Far Away. The Leadership Team, our governing board, meets the first Wednesday of every month. Our four active circles, each comprised of 10-20 women, are listed below. We welcome all women with open arms!

Our Mission

Our four circles have a mission of helping women and children, locally and throughout the world. We host different types of fundraisers throughout the year to support many different organizations that help women and children prosper.

In addition to our fundraisers, we also pledge annually to our UMW District. All of these funds are distributed by the Women’s Division of the General Board of Global Ministries of the Methodist Church to organizations in the U.S. as well as throughout the world. We also contribute to the missions of Baker Memorial UMC, donating to some of its many ministries. We are a busy group of women who will, with God’s help, continue our missions by pledging our money, time and talents. A heartfelt invitation is extended to all women in our congregation! Which Circle is best for YOU?

Find Your Circle

Sarah Ruth Circle: This is a circle of retired women. Meetings generally take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm. (third Wednesday in November and December) in the church Parlor.

Lydia Circle: This is a circle of working and semi-retired women. Meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the evenings at the discretion of the member hosting the event.

Phoebe Circle: Meetings take place on the second Wednesday of the month from 9-11am in the Parlor, unless an outing is scheduled.

Esther Circle: This is a circle of young women. Meetings take place at the discretion of the member hosting.

Women's Retreat

  • Friday, April 22 | 6pm | Girls Night
    The evening before the retreat, we’ll gather to have pizza and salad, have some fun and watch the movie Lars and the Real Girl. Bring your friends. We’ll meet in Wiley Hall. Please sign up.
  • Saturday, April 23 | 9am | Women’s Retreat
    Becoming a Woman of God: Unconditional Love
    Spend a day surrounded by laughter and encouragement as we gather to celebrate God’s unconditional love for us, as well as God’s call on our lives to be loving in return. We’ll consider the joys and challenges of unconditional love, and hopefully come away with a better understanding our own next steps in receiving, practicing, and sharing God’s unconditional love.Pastor Mary is leading the retreat. The cost is $35. Lunch will be catered from Pannera and beverages will be provided. The event takes place at Fox Valley Christian Church in Batavia. To sign up for either or both events, click button below.

“God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day”

– Psalm 46:5