“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.”

At First UMC we have 2 UMW circles, small groups that get together for fellowship, learning, and mission.  You do not have to be a part of a circle to participate in UMW.  The women meet together one time per month to take care of the business and planning but all women are welcome to participate as they are able.  You do not have to be a member of the UMW to attend a meeting.  Opportunities for one time service or ongoing service are available to those interested. Please contact Cathie Whitted for more information.


    The Craft and Vendor Fair is almost here!

Get your registrations in ASAP

You can download the form here. The first link is PDF the second link is Word.

Craft Fair Registration Form (1) Craft Fair Registration Form (1)

Craft Fair Registration Form (1)

Or Copy and Paste from below (Your Preference)

Forms are also available by contacting the church office.

Registration Form

Craft and Vendor Show sponsored by the UMW of the Bedford First United Methodist Church

Location: First United Methodist Church, corner of K and 14th Streets, Bedford, IN

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (set up 7:30 a.m.)

Rectangle tables (30”x96”) – $25.00; round tables (60” and 48”) – $20.00






What do you plan to sell?  We will accept the first vendor to send in an application for a particular product. (i.e. only one Tupperware rep, etc.)


Type and number of tables you would like____________________________


Make checks payable to Bedford United Methodist Women, and mail with this registration form to:

Linda Schoonmaker, 85 Indian Trails Ridge,  Bedford, IN 47421

Email: bill.schoonmaker@comcast.net  in case you want to register electronically.

Questions? Call Cathie – 812-675-3778 or Linda – 812-275-2211


The UMW of Bedford First was recently declared an “All Star Unit” and received an award for outstanding mission giving.

Learn more about UMW here.