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.



Rebekah Circle is an affiliate of SAUMC United Methodist Women. Our mission emphasis is projects related to women and children. Monthly meetings offer the opportunity for fellowship with other members as well as conducting business and enjoying a program related to missions. Circle projects include delivering Meals on Wheels through the Bay County Council on Aging, sponsoring a church-wide Valentine Banquet to raise money for mission projects, and working with the Sarah Circle on the Fish Fry and Food Festival which is the primary missions fundraising activity. Circle members participate in church mission projects like the community breakfast and Faith in Action Sunday. Other projects are proposed and approved at meetings.

Meeting Times: 2nd Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. September through May (except in July & December, which are luncheon meetings). SAUMC Fellowship Hall.


The Sarah Circle meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in a member’s home or in the Faith Cottage. It is the only circle that meets at night. We enjoy a program and devotional and discuss business concerns. We then adjourn for refreshments and fellowship.

The Sarah Circle participates in numerous mission projects during the year, such as diddy bags for Panama City Developmental Center, Easter baskets for Margaret K. Lewis School, donations of supplies to Bethel Village and hosting the Tasters Fair at the annual bazaar. Our goal is to support the activities/missions of the United Methodist Women locally and globally. If you are looking for a circle, please join us. You may contact Carol Deaton, Chairperson, at (850)896-8953 or email callie328@gmail.com.

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