United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women (UMW)

Our purpose is to be a community of women who follow Jesus Christ. The UMW meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the church. There is a devotion, program, and business meeting. There are a few subgroups of UMW in our church which are for fellowship and community service.

Mary Martha Circle

Leader: Grace Norris | Email

Mary Martha Circle meets 2nd Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the church. There is a program, devotion, refreshments, and fellowship. They support mission work.


Leader: Margo Tatum | Email

Seekers meet every 2nd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in various homes. There is a program, devotion, refreshments, and fellowship. They support mission work.

Needles and Pins

Leader: Betty Robinson | Email

Needles and Pins meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at the church. The women make quilts for Brighter Tomorrows, receiving blankets, pressure pillows, gowns and stuffed toys for medical centers, etc.

Stitching for Thine

Leaders: Tonja Morale and Angie West | Email

Stitching for Thine meets every 3rd Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the church. The ladies knit or crochet prayer shawls which are blessed by our Pastor and are offered to the congregation to take to those they know who need prayer and support. This group also supports mission work.

Altar Guild

Leader: Grace Norris | Email

Altar Guild meets as needed. These women are entrusted with the privilege of preparing the chancel and it’s furnishings for corporate worship. Special interests are communion, flowers and banners. They support mission work.

United Methodist Men

United Methodist Men (UMM)

Leaders: Nick Zetta and Marco Armijo

United Methodist Men (UMM) is a creative, supportive fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ, to grow spiritually, and to do God’s will daily.

Saturday Men’s Bible Study

Leader: Jim Heard | Email

Saturday Men’s Bible Study is made up of men from 3 United Methodist churches. It is open to all men, looking to learn more about the Bible and Christianity. We meet downstairs in the large classroom at 7:30 a.m. to set up, prepare coffee and fellowship. The study is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Come join the fellowship and study God’s plan for us.

Single Women of The Woods

Leader: Betty Robinson | Email

This group consists of women who are single, divorced, or widowed who seek the company and friendship of each other. The women meet on the last Sunday of each of the first 7 months of the year, meeting for lunch and fellowship immediately following the second service. Our lunches are simple. As a group, we play games, attend theater productions, the arboretum, etc. The group desires to grow by inviting all single women who are looking for friendships.


Leader: Grace Norris | Email

Stitch-A-Bit is a sewing group that meets on the 4th Thursday of each month in the Open Door classroom from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is a subgroup of the Quilter’s Guild of Grand Prairie and is open to the community. All are welcome to join. The group meets for fellowship and sharing of quilting ideas and techniques. Lots of sewing is done, and it is a great time to complete unfinished projects. Our emphasis is placed on our prayer needs and the church universal.

Living Vine

Leader: Marie Mitchell | Email

The Living Vine meets on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary and is open to anyone who would like to pray or be prayed for.

Lunch Bunch

Here at The Woods, we enjoy each and every day, but especially Thursdays at noon. At this hour, we eat and then — it’s FARKLE time. About 18 attend for lunch, then some must leave. But then, the FARKLE games begin. It is a dice game. There is no exchange of money, just bragging rights. There are always some 3 or more willing to risk their time trying to “Sparkle When We FARKLE.”

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