United Methodist Women

All women, members or friends of Central UMC are cordially invited to attend the monthly General Meetings of United Methodist Women on the second Tuesday of each month. Come to the Fireside Room at 11:30 am for a luncheon and an educational and uplifting program.


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.

Each local unit of UMW accepts financial responsibility with other local units for undergirding the global ministries of the church through an annual Pledge to Mission, Women’s Division.

On the national level, The Women’s division of the General Board of Global Ministries has more than one million members and a multi-million dollar budget. Visit their website.

What it means to be a member

Membership can be expressed in any of the following ways:

  • Participation in various events, projects, issues and concerns of the Women’s Division

  • Attendance at meetings

  • Un-designated giving to support global missions

  • Intercessory prayer

  • Accepting leadership responsibility

  • We are grateful for our Active, Supportive, and At-Home members


Interest groups called Circles offer fellowship, spiritual growth and enlightenment, as well as the opportunity to aid in mission work, locally and throughout the world. Visitors are encouraged to attend any UMW function.

Visiting Circle: Meets on the fourth Tuesday @ 12:00 for brown bag lunch. Our purpose is to contact or visit ill and homebound members, in partnership with the pastors and parish nurse.  For more information, contact Donna Waller at (209) 462-2075 or Andrea Snelling at (209) 462-8795.

Social Circle: Meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Our purpose is to enjoy the fellowship of each other and participate in UMW projects. For more information, contact Gerry Shuck, (209) 952-1847.

Yearly Projects

  • The HANDICAPABLE LUNCHEON invites persons with differing abilities to lunch and entertainment, and is always appreciated by those in attendance.

  • The annual RUMMAGE SALE is held in the spring in the Fellowship Hall. All church members donate their reusable items to this popular event.  

    Our 2014 rummage Sale will be held Friday, February 28 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, March 1 from 8 am to 2p.m.

  • Our UMW offers bargains, plants and a food booth, too.

  • The June PICNIC in Central’s “Park” is a salad pot-luck.

  • The ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TEA, open to all members and friends of Central, includes entertainment, music, good food and the awarding of Mission Recognition.  This year's Christmas Tea will be held on Saturday, December 6,2014 from 2:00-4:00pm.


Our Location

3700 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California
(209) 466-5046

Join Us For Sunday Worship

8:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room of the Knoles Building

10:15 a.m. Cambodian Language Service in the Fireside Room of the Knoles Building

11:00 a.m.  Worship in the Sanctuary