UMW Circles

are how we connect in small groups with shared interests.

We are women who live in community with other women on the same journey of knowing, loving, and serving God.

United Methodist Women put faith, hope and love into action as a supportive, inclusive community who strives to improve the lives of women, children and youth locally and around the globe. Come join us in building communities of strong women! For more information, complete this form or contact our UMW President, Lynda Shillito at

Maverick Circle – September 13

Join us to learn about Love: A Prophetic Witness with Tino Herrera, Pastor of Men’s Ministry at Church of the Resurrection. Together, we can seek to move the community toward a new reality grounded in God’s grace. 

September meeting is online, Maverick Circle members do not need to register.

Guests REGISTER to receive the Zoom meeting link.

Hope Circle – September 14 

Join us for a time of Getting to Know You with circle leaders Doralie Rafferty, MJ Walden and Doris Thompson.  This month’s Olathe Family Lodge of Salvation Army collection: plastic cereal bowls, brooms, and body wash – please bring items to drop off as you enter.

September meeting is in person!

Guests REGISTER interest. 

Strangers No More

Strangers No More includes Jewish and Christian women from around Kansas City getting to know one another as women of strong yet differing faiths. Read this KC Star Article for their story! They meet regularly online for lively “Coffee & Conversation” — pour yourself a cup of coffee and join in! More information

Ministry to Incarcerated Families

Learn about the L.E.A.D (Ladies Empowered And Driven) at Topeka Correctional Facility, click this previously recorded video presentation, and consider helping families impacted by incarceration. Volunteer to serve as subject matter experts, to support family retreats, or to donate necessary supplies to help bring healing and hope to children. 
More information

Maverick Circle

Second Monday/month 10 am
REGISTER for Zoom link
Dynamic, energetic group with a variety of personalities, with 40 or 50 women.

Hope Circle

Second Tuesday/month 10 am
REGISTER for Zoom link
Find fellowship and grow in relationship with God, with 40 or 50 women at each meeting.

Joy Circle

Second Wednesday/month 9:30 am
Currently on pause
Smaller community, with 10-12 women at each meeting to develop friendships.

Book Club

First Tuesday/month 10 am 
 Zoom format
Explore current issues and broaden your understanding of mission work in the world.

Book Club

Second Thursday/month 7 pm 
Zoom format
Read a book a month to learn about important topics and discuss with others.


Stitch'n Tyme

Wednesdays weekly 9:30 am
Meeting in person
Make quilts for those in need, and enjoy occasional potlucks and quilting retreats.

RezWest Circle

First Wednesday/month 12:30 pm
Fellowship and devotion, deeply involved in the missions of Resurrection West in Olathe.

RezOP Hope Circle

First Tuesday/month 9 am
Currently meeting on the Zoom platform.

RezOP Grace Circle

Fourth Tuesday/month 7 pm 
Connection for prayer, study and spiritual growth.

RezOP Peaceful Spirit

No regular schedule 
No set time/place for this circle.

RezOP Joy Circle

Fourth Tuesday/month 11 am
Meets at an area restaurant for lunch.

To learn more about our groups or to sign up for any of these Circles, please fill out this form to let us know you’re interested.