98 Algonquin Road
Barrington, Illinois 60010


United Methodist Women

Mission statement

Turning faith hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.


The organized unit of United Methodist Women (UMW) 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.

 “Circle” is synonymous for “small group” and offers a chance for small group studies and fellowship. On the first Thursday of each month, Grace and Faith Circles meet at 11:30 a.m. in the church dining room for a “bring your own lunch” and fellowship, followed by a program. All women of the church are welcome. It is not necessary to participate in all events to be a member of a circle.

Barrington United Methodist Women also sponsors a rummage sale each year; the profits from the sale go to various local organizations and, through United Methodist Women, are sent to many national and international organizations benefiting women, children, and youth. Grace Circle makes “heart pillows” for mastectomy patients at Good Shepherd Hospital. We are also involved in various other mission projects throughout the year.

Barrington United Methodist Women is a 2014 “5 Star Unit.” That means we have contributed monies to 5 channels of United Methodist Women giving to benefit mission with women, children and youth:

  1. Mission Giving,
  2. World Thank Offering,
  3. a Gift to Mission,
  4. Special Mission Recognition, and
  5. a Gift in Memory.

For more information, please contact Faith Rotan.

2016 UMW Annual Report to Elgin District

2016 Annual Report of Giving and Spending

UMW Calendar for 2017


February 3
“Take a Stand Against Human Trafficking” in Daley Plaza, meet at the Chicago Temple at 11:45 a.m. and then travel together to Daley Plaza.

February 16
Grace and Faith Circle along with the “Have a Heart Pillow Project” at 10:00 a.m. in the Dining Room at BUMC. 

February 25
“Warm Up Your Spirit” at United Protestant Church of Grayslake, 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

March 25
“Let Us Pray” Day of Spiritual Renewal at Barrington UMC, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

July 13–16
Mission u at Camp Reynoldswood in Dixon

July 22
Mission u One Day Event at First UMC, Downers Grove