2655 Briargate Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80920 719.598.7013

Adult Ministries Class

United Methodist Women (UMW)

Contact: Mary Ellen Owens, UMW President, (719)313-8595 or meo193957@comcast.net

United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as a whole person through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Their vision is turning faith, hope, and love into action on behalf of women, children, and youth around the world. UMW provides opportunities and resources to grow spiritually, to become more deeply rooted in Christ, and to put faith into action. Any woman who commits herself to the purpose and chooses to belong is a member. She can join a Circle, attend a Gathering, or even join online. Sunrise UMW holds Circle Gathering four times per year. 


Abigail Circle meets the second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in room 201.  Abigail’s mission is supplying kits, quarterly, to UMCOR for distribution.  We do various book studies.  Contact is Vi Gregory, 719-596-5736.

Anna Circle’s mission is working with Tri-Lakes Cares and also Mercy’s Gate, providing donations when needed.  They provide emergency kits to UMCOR and keep in touch with the shut-ins of Sunrise to help them feel their importance in our church.  The programs vary, but often center around an inspirational book that they choose and discuss throughout the year.  This circle is made up of a variety of ages and backgrounds.  Many members live in the Monument/Tri-Lakes area, but everyone is welcome.  They enjoy gathering in members’ homes on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm.  Carpooling is available. Contact is Sunnie Anderson, 719-641-2205.

This UMW Circle meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:30am in room 205/206 from September through May for through August.  Missions: They support a student at Kenya Methodist University and they locally support Partners in Housing.

Contacts:  Karen Mein, 719-495-3559 or kqmein@gmail.com
Linda Krager, 719-596-7050 or lskrager@msn.com

The ladies of Lydia Circle enjoy an assortment of programs and studies. This circle is made up of women of many ages.  Widows, semi-retired, and retired are encouraged to visit and join them.  Lydia Circle’s mission is supporting Safe Passage of Colorado Springs.  Their goal is to provide a quarterly stipend as well as 6 handmade quilts every quarter.  Safe Passage is a harbor for abused children, ages 3 to 18.  Each child receives a quilt when they leave Safe Passage.  They also assemble Health Kits for UMCOR.  Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:00-3:30pm in room 224. Contact is Marty Allison, 719-266-1447.

Contact:  Sandy Pagonis, 281-763-0031, sandypagonis@gmail.com

This UMW Circle meets on 1st Thursdays during the school year at 9:30am in room 211/212 and the 3rd Thursdays at 11:45am for the “Lunch Bunch” at various restaurants in the area.  They support Mercy’s Gate, which is a local, non-profit agency helping bring our neighbors from “crisis to hope” by providing assistance with rent, utilities, and food.  They also support Helping Hands Food Pantry, Sunrise Preschool and United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).