By breaking up into small circle groups, we are able to better respond to personal needs of and open opportunities for our individual members. Small groups provide an intimate setting where we can develop close relationships with other remarkable women who walk in the path of God.
We offer two types of circles: interest based and traditional. All meetings run according to the local public school calendar, and some dates are subject to revision based on holidays. Please check the calendar regularly to confirm meeting dates, times, venues, and programs.
Bible Circle: a Bible-based discussion group, led by members, to consider more deeply various texts, passages, and individuals. They meet the third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in room D126.
Common Thread: donates comforting handcrafted works to Houston area hospital patients. Projects include: heart shaped pillows for surgical and breast cancer patients, therapy dolls and a variety of small stuffed animals for children, blankets and tote bags. Many of the members knit and crochet scarves, hats, bears and stoma covers for patients. They meet the third Tuesday morning of each month at the church in Room D126 from 9:30 am to noon. For those who cannot attend the Tuesday meetings, they meet every Monday at Starbuck's Town and Country Center from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. For questions, please contact Lenore Alfredson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-579-8551. For more information, please click here to go to the Common Thread Circle website.
Music: for those interested in music, this group explores all avenues of the art. From specific hymns and music pieces, to lectures about musical instruction, genre, and instruments, they are open to all styles and sounds. They meet the third Tuesday of the month in a variety of locations at 9:30 a.m.
Reading: this monthly self-led book group meets the third Tuesday of the month in the Bride's Room at 9:30 a.m.
Women of Spirit: A new circle is in the early stages of forming. Please join us on third Tuesdays, at 9:30 a.m. in Room D127 at the church Bring a friend, if 9:30 a.m. is tough with pre-school drop off, let us know. We will have fellowship time until 10 and conduct our business then. This will be an exciting group, primarily of mothers with children up through elementary age. A nursery will be provided. Please bring your infants (0-9 months) not ready for the nursery in a stroller to the meeting.
Mary Lee Marshall Circle: this is an evening circle with special programs all geared for women who are occupied during the daytime by work or home obligations. This circle was named for a missionary to La Paz, Bolivia, who was known to many of the members.They meet the third Monday of the month at . in room D220 of the church.
These circles are self governing. Meeting venues and times vary according to group decision. Their activities may include hosting a variety of speakers, going on field trips to House of Amos, Memorial Assistance Ministries, and the Brookwood Community Center, among other places, and even cooking up frozen entrees for our Hearts and Hands Holiday Market.
At present there are two traditional circles, named for influential women of Memorial Drive’s past. More information on these women is offered below the circle meeting information.
Betty Landrum: meets on third Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., usually in members’ homes
Betty Landrum Circle:
This circle is named in memory of Betty Landrum, wife of the first minister of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.
Memorial Drive UMW
12955 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77079