United Methodist Women

"The Orchard Circle"

Our unit of the UMW called the Orchard Circle, is an organized community of women purposefully growing with God. We passionately meet to develop supportive fellowship and expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

PURPOSE

Orchard Circle is a group of women of all ages who support missions both locally and nationally.  As members we strive to grow spiritually through Mission Studies supported by our District UMW and by offering supportive fellowship for all women. Sponsoring various day trips offers time with other women to build new relationships with focus on Christian principles.  The Orchard also hosts various fund raisers each year in order to support other church and local missions.

WHEn / Where

Typically, the Orchard Circle meets the 3rd Monday evening of the month (but not every month). Meetings begins at 7:00 pm  with light refreshments and time to socialize beginning at 6:30.

  • In June and July we postpone regular meetings until August. Instead, in July, we have our annual Ice Cream Social!
  • Next scheduled meeting: February 19
  • We meet at Fellowship Hall of Orange UMC, unless otherwise noted.

CONTACT 

Mary Cissell, Co President at (770) 298 6250 or tmcissell@comcast.net
Judy Powell, Secretary/Treasurer at (770) 827-2936 orjuro3639@att.net


Current & Past Activities

Orange United Methodist Women continue their mission work both locally and internationally.  Through our pledges and fund-raisers, we have been able to give financial support to the following:  Murphy Harpst Children’s Home, Must Ministries of Canton, GA, Gideon’s Bible Society, Cherokee Family Violence Center, Free Home Elementary School, and Hope Ministries of Free Home.

In addition, we give support to our church through purchasing UPPER ROOM magazines, contributing to the Children, Youth and Boy Scout programs, sending cards to home-bound members, and purchasing Christmas decorations for the sanctuary. 

This past summer, we have undertaken our own mission to feed 4 impoverished families in our neighborhood whose children depend greatly on the school lunches. 

In December,  for Blessed Hope's annual Santa's Workshop, we again provided “helpers”  -including a high style arrival for Santa in a mule-drawn wagon! This event allows parents or grandparents have free shopping for new and gently used toys, games, and beautiful free gift wrapping.
We also aided Free Home Elementary children:

To:  Orange United Methodist women
Thank you for your sponsorship to our Christmas Angels Program and for giving these children a magical Christmas filled with hope.  May God continue to bless your ministry and each of you throughout the new year.
Love,
Free Home Elementary School

But we’re not just about hard work!  We have fun fellowship times like our High Tea Party held in January and our fun weekend retreat at Callaway Gardens and the Little White House.  Come and join the fun!.

It is a joy and a blessing to be a part of this group of loving, caring, fun-loving, Christian ladies.

UMW Coat Collection

UMW Coat Collection

UMW Retreat 2017

UMW Retreat 2017

"The Wrappers" at Blessed Hope's Santa's Workshop. Mary, Joyce, Jamie, & Melissa

"The Wrappers" at Blessed Hope's Santa's Workshop. Mary, Joyce, Jamie, & Melissa

High Tea Party Jan 2018

High Tea Party Jan 2018