United Methodist Women


 United Methodist Women Purpose:

United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to

(1)             Know God and to Experience Freedom as Whole Persons through Jesus Christ;

(2)             To Develop a Creative, Supportive Fellowship; and

(3)             To Expand Concepts of Mission through Participation in the Global Ministries of the Church.


The United Methodist Women (UMW) of Manor Memorial United Methodist Church is a vital community of women within the life of our church.  All women are invited to join with us to fulfill our Purpose in the Kingdom of God.

Our programs concern Spiritual Growth; Membership, Nurture and Outreach; and Social Action, as well as other areas that may be determined by the Executive Committee , and are generally presented by the Mission Coordinators and/or Guest Speakers in these various categories.  Many opportunities for mission outreach and financial support, spiritual growth, social justice, educational ministry topics, book club and fellowship are available. There are several standing committees that work throughout the year to support various missions and ministries within our church, in our community, within the Harrisonburg, Virginia District, the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church and global missions.

We support various other ministries within our church that already exist or will be developed. Recently, we have sought opportunities to work alongside our children, youth, and young adults of all ages in ministry to grow and enrich inter-generational relationships in our church family.


Standing Committees

  • Kits for Conference
  • Life Care Visitation
  • Dining Room Committee
  • Hospitality Committee
  • Harvest In-Gathering Meal and Unit Meeting Committee
  • Telephone Visitation Committee
  • United Methodist Women Day Services Committee
  • Stamps and Labels Committee
  • Ushers for June Services for 10:55 a.m. Church Services
Life Care of New Market Visits:

Meet in Lobby of Life Care at 9:45 a.m. on the morning of visits;  We sing Hymns, read Scripture, and visit with Residents at 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

February 6, 2016

April 2, 2016

July 2, 2016

October 1, 2016 



For further information or questions, please contact the MMUMC Church Office by phone (540-740-8959) or by email (manormemorial@yahoo.com).



2016 Officers:

Ginger Turner President
Wanda Shoemaker Vice President
Caroll Douglas Treasurer
Pam Hennessey Secretary
Pat Brumback Counselor/Past President;Education & Interpretation Coordinator
Elizabeth Sawyer Spiritual Growth Coordinator
Charlotte Whetzel Membership Nurture & Outreach Coordinator
Vivian Myers Social Action Coordinator
Peggy Harkness Secretary of Program Resources
Barbara Lear Historian
Helen Loman Communications Secretary
Mary Otey Nominating Committee Chairperson
Pastor Bruce Johnson Ex-officio

Program Schedule for 2016:

January 9, 2016 – Unit Meeting with Program – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Manor Hall, MMUMC Call to Prayer and Self Denial, "Women at Work - Economic Justice and Empowerment", Elizabeth Sawyer, Spiritual Growth Coordinator


March 12, 2016 - Unit Meeting with Program – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Farrow Hall, MMUMC, “Human Trafficking”, Vivian Myers, Social Action Coordinator with Guest Speaker, Sabrina Dorman-Andrew, Director/Co-Founder of New Creation, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Open to MMUMC congregation and Guests

April 23, 2016, Women’s Spiritual Retreat with Lunch Provided; Farrow Hall, MMUMC.  “God’s Grace for Girls…of all ages! (ages 12 and older). Charlotte Whetzel, Membership, Nurture & Outreach Coordinator with Mary Jane Rawley, Retreat Leader. Open to ladies and their daughters of the MMUMC congregation. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; Retreat begins at 9 a.m. and adjourns at 2 p.m.                     


May 16, 2016 – Unit Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – Manor Hall, MMUMC, Program TBA.  Candle Burning Offering, Caroll Douglas, Treasurer

 June 4, 2016 - Joint Breakfast Meeting of the Ladies of the Reformation Lutheran Church and UMW Ladies of MMUMC and guests. Location: Shenvalee Lodge, New Market, Virginia. Mr. Shannon Porter, Director of Mercy House, Guest Speaker

June 12, 2016   “United Methodist Women Day” Church Services (8:30 a.m. & 10:55 a.m.)  Manor Memorial United Methodist Church (Farrow Hall, 8:30 a.m. and the Main Sanctuary, 10:55 a.m.)

July 18, 2016 – Unit Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – Manor Hall, MMUMC, Slate of Officers Presentation of Slate and Election of Officers, Program, Pat Brumback – Education & Interpretation Coordinator, “Mission Giving Opportunities”

September 12, 2016 – Harvest In-Gathering Meal/Meeting - 6 p.m. Location TBD, Special Skit – Charlotte Whetzel, Membership Nurture & Outreach Coordinator; Pledge Service, Wanda Shoemaker, Vice President; Candle Burning Service, Caroll Douglas, Treasurer

November 5, 2016 – Unit Meeting – 10:00 a.m. – Manor Hall, MMUMC,   Installation of Officers; Year in Review