Trinity United Methodist Women (TUMW)
In 1869 UMW was born as Women’s Foreign Missionary Society in response to a great need in India.
This determined group of eight women had no income of their own so they traded their silks for calico!
Trinity UMC is part of the Marion District of the South
Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church
Therefore, Trinity UMW is part of the Marion District
UMW. We join with women from Georgetown to
Bennettsville to support the global ministries of
Join over 100 Trinity women to make a
difference as God’s hands and feet as we celebrate
more than 150 years of continuous and dedicated
The organized unit of United Methodist Women 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.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so
fulfill the law of Christ.
During the pandemic of 2020-2021,
the UMW Purpose of being a
supportive fellowship was of primary
importance. We became an even closer
and supportive sisterhood of prayer
and caring for one another.
The Susanna Wesley Circle
Susanna Wesley Circle meets the
first Tuesday of each month in the
Fellowship Hall, 9:30 am fellowship,
10 am meeting. *
Each year we adopt one of the
UMW social action emphases, become
educated on the issues involved, and
then take action. We have worked for
Criminal Justice, Climate Justice,
Maternal and Child Health Care,
Church Access for the Handicapped,
Quality Education for All Children.
Susanna Wesley members are also
mission-oriented, supporting Sea
Haven; filling gift boxes for Support
Military Families ; making small
gifts for Mobile Meals clients;
collecting items for foster children
through Fostering Hope, and much more.
Susanna Wesley also gives a youth
Scholarship to Salkehatchie when needed.
Every February we honor our seniors
on the Sunday closest to Valentines Day.
“What does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy, and
to walk humbly with your God.”
(Micah 6:8) Susanna Wesley answers
that call through Social Action (justice),
Missions (mercy), and devotion (humility.)
We welcome any woman to join us
or come and visit. Call Gerry Ferguson,
Circle Leader, at 843-360-5584 or email
The Circle of Love
The Circle of Love, founded in 2001, has
always been an integral part of Trinity
UMW. Over the years we have been
active in all phases of church activities.
Though we help and support outside
groups, financially and with planned
activities, our primary focus is on local
concerns. For many years we have
supported NMB High School Teen
Angels with a variety of needs such as
gas cards, clothing, etc., provided school
supplies to NMB Middle School, and
treated ASAP retired veterans with
something special for the holidays.
We don’t meet during the summer, but
we are busy with our local missions,
planning and preparing for their needs.
Love Circle meets the 1st Thursday of each
month at 9:30 am in a member’s home or
at the Church.* We enjoy light
refreshments, then a business meeting,
followed by an informative program.
All members participate in some way
throughout the year.
We welcome all ages and are always delighted with new
members. We meet for a luncheon in June and December,
a perfect time for anyone interested in meeting the
members and having a wonderful meal to join us.
Call Bobbie Johnson, Circle Leader, at
843-280-9242, or email email@example.com
for more information.
The Dot Jordan Circle
The Dot Jordan Circle was founded
in 1986 and is named in honor of
Dot Jordan, who was the first
President of the WSCS when Trinity
UMC was known as Ocean View
Methodist Church. Since the formation
of the Dot Jordan Circle, the group
strives to meet the same time as in
those early years-the second Tuesday
of each month at 7PM.*Times may vary
in the winter months due to the early
darkness. Please check your bulletin
or call the number below for meeting
times. The group meets in one of the
members’ home or in the Fellowship
Hall of the church.
The circle supports four projects each
year – clothing items for Master’s Meal
participants, Teen Angels, Sea Haven,
and adoption of a local family at
Christmas. We participate in all UMW
activities with our focus to support
women and children of the world.
Call Debbie Waitzman, Circle Leader,
at 803-530-6752 or email at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more
Meetings are dependent on the
CDC guidelines during the
pandemic. Call the Circle
Leader for schedule