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 third Thursday of each month, Grace and Faith Circles meet at 10:00 a.m. in the church dining room for a program and fellowship. 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

April 20 Circles will meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Dining Room
May 18 Circles will meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Dining Room
June 15 Picnic at the home of Faith Rotan
September TBD
October 1–5 Set up for the Rummage Sale
October 6 and 7 Rummage Sale
November TBD
December Christmas Luncheon, TBD


Elgin District & Northern Illinois Conference UMW Events

April 22 Spring Meeting — Are We Green Yet at Kingswood UMC in Buffalo Grove, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
July 13–16 Mission u at Camp Reynoldswood in Dixon
July 22 Mission u, one-day event at First UMC, Downers Grove
September 16 ED UMW Annual Celebration
October 24 NIC UMW Annual Celebration