Broomfield United Methodist Church
Monday, January 16, 2017


The Broomfield United Methodist Women sponsor seven different Circles, which function as Small Groups devoted to fellowship, learning and service. Most Circles meet once a month, except for the Viola-Lois Circle, which meets twice monthly on the first and third Saturdays from 8:15-9:30am for Bible Study and fellowship. The United Methodist Women also sponsor a Young Women’s Group, which meets for fellowship on the first Monday of each month. In addition, the United Methodist Women sponsor several general events throughout the year which are open to all women. To find the right Circle for you, call Myrna Prentice, President, at 303-469-1633!  


Find Your Circle:
The Carrie Rachel Circle meets for fellowship, project work and a program in Room 203 at BUMC on the 4th Monday each month from 6:30-8pm. They make blankets for the Linus Blanket Program. Contact Garnet Smith, 303-666-5869 for information.
The Katherine Church-Esther Circle meets once a month in the Fellowship Hall on the 2nd Thursday each month, September-May from 12:30-2pm unless otherwise noted. Contact Georgeanne Beck, 303-469-3187 for information.

The Lydia Circle meets on the 2nd Thursday each month from 6:30-9pm in members homes. They work on various mission projects including supporting Children's Ministries, Project Valentine and Hope House. Contact Diann Eason, 303-465-1478 for information.

The Mary Martha Circle meets the 3rd Wednesday each month from 9-11am, September-May. They work on special projects including Easter baskets for distribution by Broomfield FISH, Project Valentine and Operation Christmas Child. Contact Lora Fulton, 303-439-2129 for information.

The Naomi Ruth Circle meets the 2nd Wednesday each month at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall. They are a busy group of seniors who make May Baskets for shut-ins and work on other UMW projects as well as take mystery trips to raise money for Hope House throughout the year. Contact Gail Gerhard (720-308-7607), for information.


The Viola Lois Circle meets for fellowship and Bible Study on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month, 8:15-9:30am in the Conference Room. In addition to selected book studies, this circle participates in the All Church Lenten Study, meeting every Saturday during Lent. Their project is working with Hope House. Anyone is welcome to join. We are a group of women of various ages, working and non-working. Refreshments are served at every meeting (bring your own coffee). Childcare is available if you need it. Contact Elsa Fuhrer, 303-910-4592 or or Jan Dille, 303-453-0484 or for information.



You’re invited to stop by or call to see if one of our groups is right for you.

More about the United Methodist Women:


Faith-Hope-Love in Action. The UMW is a women’s group whose purpose is to support ministries locally and globally, offer fellowship, and to be centered in relationship with God through Jesus Christ. All women are welcome to attend and learn more about how to get involved! Feel free to call our president Diann at 303-465-1478 if you’d like to learn more but you’re not sure which circle is right for you.



Project Valentine This is a service project that reaches out to cancer patients in the metro area and delivers gift bags on Valentine’s Day. A donation box has been placed in the Fellowship Hall (behind the wall). Deadline for contributions is February 5. Contact Sherry Schartau at 303-466-4815 with questions.The following are some ideas of items you may wish to contribute:


Adult gift bags: Baseball caps, playing cards, tea, healthy snacks, new books & magazines, journals, puzzle books, CD’s, DVD’s, ink pens, handmade scarves or hats (place in zip-loc bags), fuzzy warm socks, lip balm, hand sanitizers, chocolates, mints, hard candy, gum, note cards, $5 gift cards, small note pads or small kleenex packages. (NO candles or perfumes).


Links of Interest


UMW Membership: Who Can Belong?
You do not have to be a United Methodist Church member to join us and the circles welcome women of all ages.

Questions? Contact these Elected Officers:  


 President: Myrna Prentice (303-469-1633)

 Vice President: Jan Dillie (303-453-0484)

 Secretary: Lora Fulton (303-439-2129)

 Treasurer: Laurie Kiel (303-466-4815)

 Secretary of Program Resources: Carolyn Balmer (303-704-3871)


 MISSION COORDINATORS                                                                                

 Education & Interpretation: Barb Ostrus (303-828-0464) 

 Membership Nurture & Outreach: Karen Demmel (303-926-9462)                                                            Social Action: Colleen Hayer (303-460-9221)                                                                                 

 Spiritual Growth:  

 Publicity: Aricia Shaffer (720-629-5863) 

United Methodist Women assembling Valentine bags for those battling cancer and Easter Baskets for Broomfield FISH.
United Methodist Women (UMW) Purpose Statement

The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose PURPOSE 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.