United Methodist Women

Pris Washington, President

The United Women in Faith (UWF) is an organized group of women dedicated to mission work, both in the local church and beyond, in the community, the nation, and the world. Technically, any woman who is a member of the United Methodist Church is a member of UMW. The First United Methodist Church of Durant has three active small study/fellowship groups who meet monthly September through May. We call these Circles. There are also five General Meetings during the year where all members of the circles and "members at large" are invited to join together for a meeting and often a meal. Programs there are to inform about how UMW is affecting the lives of Women and Children locally and throughout the world. Local guest speakers inform us about local mission opportunities.

UMW supports state, national and international work with its "pledge to missions"  We also support Conference and Lake Country District projects including Cookson Hills and Neighborhood Services Organization in OKC.  We also support a number of local ministries, including Wesley Center at SE where we serve a meal to hungry students each semester.

General Meetings (all women invited) are held at 11:00 am in the dining area of the church immediately after the worship service. Dates include:

Sunday Feb. 25

Sunday, April (Mother-Daughter)

Sunday August 25

Sunday October 22

Sunday, December 10


Esther Circle-  meets the second Monday of each month at 10 am in room 200. They are studying "Simon Peter" by Adam Hamilton. Contact the office for more info.


Lydia Circle - Meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 12:00-2:00 in the dining room to knit and crochet prayer blankets, caps and other projects for Care team and others in need.  Contact Maylin Williams or the front office.  


Hannah Circle -Meets periodically for projects and fellowship.  Contact Jennifer Swearengin or the front office for more info.