Women’s Ministries


SHINE started with a lunch among friends who discussed their faith, their connection to Christ and their shared desire to create a stronger, diverse and more connected ministry within Custer Road UMC. Our sincere desire is for women to find a place to connect, grow in God’s love and grace, and to find meaningful and lasting relationships with one another.
SHINE Featured Events:

SHINE welcomes Rebecca Carrell, the morning show co-host at KCBI. Join us on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. for desserts, coffee and A Fresh Look at a Timeless Word.

Many of us grew up listening to the stories of the Bible—Joseph and his coat of many colors; Moses and the burning bush; David and Goliath—stories we’ve heard so many times we couldn’t possibly learn something new. Or could we? Join Bible teacher and radio host Rebecca Carrell in “A Fresh Look at a Timeless Word” as we peel back the layers of Scripture and peer underneath the text. We’ll reexamine the old stories, mine treasure hidden in plain sight, and learn how every verse drives us straight into the heart of our Savior Jesus.

Before joining KCBI on a part-time basis in 2011, Rebecca spent 13 years working and hosting at country music radio stations. Currently a student at Dallas Theological Seminary, she also authors a popular blog, loveshineserve.com, and enjoys speaking to women’s groups and at retreats. She is the author of two books, Holy Jelly Beans and Holy Hiking Boots; when not studying or writing, you may find Rebecca training for her next marathon. She is married and the mother of two elementary-age children.

This will be a ladies-only night of worship, learning, and fellowship. Don’t be late or you’ll miss the drawings for lots of great giveaways! Cost is $10 per person. Free child care is available with advance reservations. Click here to register for this SHINE Event.

For Moms:


Building Better Moms:
Imagine a place that meets you right where you’re at as a mom, woman, and a friend. Join us for Building Better Moms and learn how to be better equipped as a parent through speakers and discussion. Grow through a supportive network of moms who “get it”- from newborns to elementary aged children. Serve not only your family, but also your community through outreach opportunities. Click here to learn more.

Moms of Youth:
Calling all moms with youth in grades 6-12! We want you to join us for our Moms of Youth group. We meet every first and third Thursdays each month in the Crossings Area on the second floor at 11:30am. Come join in on the fellowship and fun with other moms just like you.  Click here to learn more.

The United Methodist Women (UMW) is 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.

United Methodist Women has organized “circles” within the unit to encourage smaller groups of women with common interests to meet in order to learn, share and support each other. All groups invite anyone with an interest to visit and become a part of that group.

(Ask your circle leader about making child care reservations. Reservations must be submitted to Children’s Ministry a minimum of four days prior to the start time of said meeting or event. Cancellation of previously-made child care reservations is appreciated.)

UMW Activities, Gatherings, and Events:

Little-DressesLittle Dresses Mission

Little Dresses Workshop meets twice a year and the next meeting will be on Thursday, October 11, from 12-4pm in room 204. We provide simple dresses to orphanages. Dresses are sent through “Send Hope” to Honduras, as well as with mission teams going to Haiti and Guatemala. The group is open to anyone who is interested in sewing or helping in other ways. Little Dresses kits are available and are ready to be sewn. For more information about Little Dresses or to get a Little Dresses Kit, contact Bobbie Trowbridge via email here, or Kay Henderson via email here, or Lynn Jorgensen via email here.

Covered Dishes Book Club
Covered Dishes Book Club meets about every six weeks on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. in Room B18. Bring a covered dish and expect lively conversation as you review contemporary books related to today’s Christian woman.  Find upcoming Covered Dishes Book dates with more information and details in the Upcoming Events listed below. Contact Sally Davies via email here for more information.

LunchBox Ladies Book Club
Bring your lunch and join in the fun of this daytime book club that meets every third Thursday (except in November and December) from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Room B20. Eat your lunch (beverages are provided) and discuss a book chosen by the group. Find upcoming Lunchbox Ladies Book Club dates with more information and details in the Upcoming Events listed below. For questions or more information about Lunchbox Ladies contact Kristina Stacey via email here. (Ask your circle leader about making child care reservations. Reservations must be submitted to Children’s Ministry a minimum of four days prior to the start time of said meeting or event. Cancellation of previously-made child care reservations is appreciated.)

UMW Welcomes Dr. Chris Hena
Join Custer Road’s UMW Unit on Tuesday, October 16, noon, in room B18 as we welcome Dr. Chris Hena to hear about her experiences with medical missions. Dr. Chris Hena, a Liberian-born medical missionary, spent decades implementing successful community-based healthcare programs in Russia, Armenia, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan. After the KGB’s influence diminished, Dr. Chris became the first United Methodist missionary to serve in Russia in over seventy years. Dr. Chris now is working to reform the Liberian health care system through an initiative called “Healthy Women, Healthy Liberia.” She holds a medical degree from Kuban Medical College in Krasnodar, Russia and a Masters in Public Health from Emory University. She moved to Liberia in August 2012 to lead this effort. A free light lunch will be served. RSVP to Gale Paul, 214-549-7523 or ghpaul2002@yahoo.com by Sunday, Oct. 14.


Questions About UMW? Contact…
UMW President: Suzanne Betterley via email here or call her at 214-585-1531.
Membership, Nurture & Outreach: Niki Tull via email here

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