Memorial Drive United Methodist Church formed a unit of Women’s Society for Christian Service, the predecessor to UMW, almost as soon as the church itself was organized. The first circle was named Mary Lee Marshall Circle after Mary Lee, a Texas girl, who was married to Bill Jack, a Texas boy. They served as missionaries in Bolivia.


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.

For more information contact Judy Brewer.

Hearts and Hands Holiday Market

October 23-25, 2017

Mark your calendar for next year's Hearts & Hands Holiday Market. Each year United Methodist Women at MDUMC come together to host this amazing fund raiser which supports many local outreach ministries as well as providing scholarships for youth mission and choir trips.

Over 75 vendors and mission focused booths blanket our main campus ushering in the holiday spirit. We hope you will not only shop the market but support it with your volunteer hours, baking skills and/or donation to our silent auction.

For more information on how you can be involved please contact Karen Crawford, Sedonia Finstad or Lynell Kennedy.

October 23 - Preview Party  |   5:30 - 8 PM  |  Love Offering for Harvey Relief
October 24 - Shopping Hours  |   9 AM - 6 PM  |  Free Admission
October 25 - Shopping Hours  |   9 AM - 3 PM  |  Free Admission

The 2017 Hearts & Hands Vendor Selection Committee is looking for vendors to fill our fabulous upcoming 2017 Hearts & Hands Holiday Market. The show will run from Monday, October 23 through Wednesday, October 25, 2017. 


All the fun and hard work has been completed. MDUMW is pleased to announce the following grant recipients for 2016:

Bridges to Life
Support two 14-week projects to connect communities to Carol S. Young Women’s prison unit to reduce recidivism rate

Care Van
Provide immunizations for uninsured and medically underserved Texas children

Family Point Resources
Fund three summer programs: creative arts camp, sewing camp, elementary reading program

Girls on the Run
Expand afterschool program for girls to two additional SBISD schools

House of Amos
Expand literacy program; 10 Burlington English licenses plus one teacher for a year

L.I.F.E. Houston
General operating funds in support of Food for Hungry Babies program

Literacy Advance of Houston
Enhance and expand family literacy and parent engagement services

Memorial Assistance Ministries
Support mid-year clothing needs and family counseling services

Wesley Community Center
Expand enrichment activities in Wesley’s after school program

MDUMW cannot do this alone. We continue to be grateful for all the creative and generous individuals and groups who made this possible.

 September Program

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 10 AM

Elena Korbut, Community Engagement Coordinator, Refugee Services for Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston will be the featured speaker at the September Program for MDUMW on Tuesday, September 12th in Wesley Hall. Brunch & fellowship at 10 AM followed by the program at 10:30. 

We will collect clear backpacks, Crayons, markers, pens, pencils, erasers, note books, gift cards to Fiesta and Target, and picture dictionaries for a Back-to-School drive for Interfaith Ministries.

Betty Landrum Circle
Third Tuesday of each month – September-May
9:30 AM in members’ homes

Common Thread Circle 
Third Tuesday of each month - January-December
9:30 AM-12 PM in Room D100

Ann Ables Music Circle
Third Tuesday of each month - September-May
9:30 AM in Room D204

Reading Circle
Third Tuesday of each month - September-May
9:30 AM in Room D202

Mission Stitchers
Every Thursday, February-October
10 AM – 2 PM at The Gate

Geographic Study – Latin America: People and Faith

Sunday, March 26, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Geographic Study:  "Latin America People and Faith"
Presenter/Coordinator:  Michael Hick/Janette Bowers
Ethnic dishes served.

Childcare is available for all meetings and programs by reservations at