United Methodist Women of BUMC

The Mission Statement of the United Methodist Women is “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.”

BUMC has 3 separate circles that women may join.  These circles allow women to come together for philanthropy, fellowship and prayer.

For more information, visit UnitedMethodistWomen.org, or contact one of the circle leaders.

The Friendship Circle
The Friendship Circle meets the 2nd Monday morning of the month. They participate in a variety of activities including discussions, meetings with speakers, seasonal crafts, trips and luncheons. They also enjoy collecting food items for weekend food bags for Somerset County Food Bank and donating to the Heifer Organization.

Contact Nancy Manger for more information about the Friendship Circle.

The Lydia Circle
The Lydia Circle is an active group of women who enjoy informal fellowship on the second Thursday of each month.  They are devoted to making a difference in the lives of others by preparing PB&J sandwiches for SHIP,  baking cookies for shut ins and Agape House, making Valentines for Nursing homes, filling Easter Eggs for our Community Easter Egg Hunt and participating in the Guardian Angel Program

Contact Lynne Kinch for more information about the Lydia Circle.

The Priscilla Circle
The Priscilla Circle is a Bible & Christian Book Study group that meets on the fourth Monday night of the month in the homes of our members. We are involved in many activities throughout the church including filling “chemo bags” for cancer patients,  making St. Patty’s day candy bags for the food bank and participating in the Guardian Angel program.

Contact Honda Bielefeldt for more information about the Priscilla Circle.


Virtual Mission U Opportunities

There are 2 Mission U Studies that will take place this summer.  These sessions will be co-sponsored by the Greater New Jersey Conference and the GNJ-United Methodist Women.

Option 1: July 15-17
A 10-hour study, which will count for recertification of Lay Servants and Certified Lay Servants.

Option 2: July 24
A one-day study

Cost: $25, the corresponding book will be mailed to you upon registration

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

2021 Issue Mission Study

Despite increased attention to the mass and over-incarceration of black men, the plight of criminalized black women and girls is overlooked, underreported and under analyzed. Monique W. Morris' Pushout shows how even with obstacles, stigmas, stereotypes and despair, black girls still find ways to breathe remarkable dignity into their lives in classrooms, juvenile facilities and beyond, and challenges the rest of us to do the same.

Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom: Living Into the Church’s Moral Witness through Radical Discipleship

2021 Spiritual Growth Mission Study

In Jesus’ own words, he came to bring good news to the poor, release the captives, restore sight to the blind, and to let the oppressed go free. What is the responsibility of the church to follow Christ’s example in word and deed? While these times might feel particularly turbulent, society has always confronted the church with challenging issues where she has had to discern how God was calling her. The church’s track record in these moments is far from perfect. The purpose of this study is to help the church and its members discern our call and bear witness to the will of God for a more just world.
Written by Darryl W. Stephens.


Backpack Collection
August 22 & 29, 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Lydia Circle will be collecting backpacks for the Martin Luther King Youth Center during the last two Sundays of August. The backpacks will be delivered the first week of school.

We hope you will be able to help support this mission project.