United Methodist Women

Chapin UMW is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and 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 UMW Circles.

Membership in Chapin UMW is open to all women and new members are welcome anytime. Our organization exists to deepen each member's spiritual life and to lend support and leadership to Chapin United Methodist Church. 

We share in a community of over one million women across the country and all over the world who are organized for mission. We are challenged to grow spiritually, intellectually and personally. We nurture and encourage one another in our spiritual growth and personal development through Circles that meet monthly and through local, district, and conference events. Overall coordination of Chapin UMW activities is accomplished through an Executive Committee comprised of Circle leaders, committee chairpersons, and elected officers. Participation in this group of committed women is a unique opportunity, and we would love to have you join us! 


All Circles meet monthly for fellowship, devotions, and mission work. All women of the church are invited and encouraged to attend General Meetings even if not actively participating in a Circle. 


Flowers Circle Pat Slice and Donna Wallace, Co- Chairs Meets the third Thursday of the month at 9:30 am at the Church in Room 206. No meeting in June, July, or August. 

Helen Rainey Circle Leslie Watford, Chair Meets the second Wednesday of the month. Dinner meeting at 6:00 pm with meetings year round at the Church in Room 206. 

Marjorie Derrick Circle Evelyn Anne Neal. Chair Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 9:30 am at the Church in Room 206. No meeting in June, July, or August. 

Susanna Wesley Circle Evie Shelton, Chair Meets the first Monday of the month at 3:00 pm at the Church, Room 206. No meeting in June, July, or August.. 

UMW Executive Board Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Church Conference Room.  

Seniors



Senior Adults are composed of the retired set who enjoy the monthly fun, fellowship and food gatherings. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month in room 206. The happenings start around 10:30 and end around 1:00 pm. Dress is casual and programs are varied. Community involvement is encouraged, so come and invite a friend! 


Singles are an active group from their 50's into their 80's. Our gathering spots vary from the church facility to member's homes to the lake! Cookouts, covered dishes and prepared meals have served us well! We usually meet the 4th Friday of the month at 6:00 pm, but the area agenda offers additional activities. Monthly post cards are mailed with each month's specific information. Come join us! Contact the church office at 345-2801 for an update on the CUMC Singles activities!  


Rev. Albert Cox CUMC Sr. Adult Ministries acox62@sc.rr.com

Margie Cox CUMC Sr. Adult Ministries acox62@sc.rr.com

Diane Rowley Crooked Creek Activities derowley@earthlink.net  

June Grant Singles june.grant123@gmail.com  

Sally Walker Friends beehappy25@yahoo.com  

Paul Allen Staff Liason paul@chapinumc.com

Stephen Ministry


“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn” 

- Romans 12:15


What Is Stephen Ministry?

Some members of our congregation have been trained to provide confidential, one-on-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and Chapin community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. These are times when you could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend.


Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remains private. Your Stephen Minister is there to provide the emotional and spiritual care you need when you are facing a crisis or difficulty with things like...


•loss of a loved one                                                       •hospitalization

•divorce or separation                                                   •loneliness or discouragement

•spiritual crisis                                                                •unemployment or a job crisis

•a terminal illness                                                           •aging

•a chronic illness                                                            •relocation

•birth, adoption, miscarriage or infertility                      •recovery after an accident or disaster.

•alone in the house                                                        •incarceration


How do I get connected to a Stephen Minister?

If you or someone you know could benefit from a Stephen Minister please contact the Church Office utilizing the link provided or contact the Minister of Congregational Care at 345-2801. A Stephen Leader will contact you. We wish to reiterate that all matters pertaining to Stephen Ministry are strictly confidential. All Stephen Ministry relationships are paired women to women, and men to men. How do I become a Stephen Minister? Each applicant is carefully selected when they express an interest in becoming a Stephen Minister. Training classes are held approximately two hours each week for six months (50 hours) to instruct you in distinctively Christian care-giving skills. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Stephen Minister please fill out an application utilizing the link provided or contact the church office at 345-2801 and a Stephen Leader will contact you. Log on to www.stephenministries.org for more information and ministry news.