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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

the Church.


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


                    Our Purpose

            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.


                                          Galatians 6:2

                       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

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 for more



Meetings are dependent on the

CDC guidelines during the

pandemic.  Call the Circle

Leader for schedule