Day Trip Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Several of our women and some special guests enjoyed a day trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway and made some amazing stops with memories to last forever.

Marlene Ihrie, along with Tina Cazad, Marie Hare, Cheryl Campbell, Frances Jones, Pat Shepherd and Janet McCoy with special guests Edith Johnson, Kim Beaver, Mallory Brooklyn, Kensley Beaver and Zoe Hendrick enjoyed a fun filled day that began with yummy food at the Moose Cafe in Asheville.

Along the way they stopped at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, Craggy Gardens, Little Switzerland and the Diamond Back Car Trail.
They had a great day of fun and fellowship.  Can’t wait until their next adventure!


Janet Fox, Carol Gryder and Marlene Ihrie presented Sheila Weaver with Rosewood Nursing Home 6 birdfeeders from the UMW of Providence UMC.  These will allow the residents to see all the beautiful birds that are in our area throughout the year.  Thank you for supporting the UMW. It’s because of you that we are able to be the hands and feet of Christ and go into our community and share the love of God in a tangible way.




From the Methodist Women’s group of Providence MC

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

It has been an unprecedented year!  We have sorely missed our fellowship together.  We were finally able to meet October 4th in our fellowship hall to discuss how we can, as a group, respond to our church family in the event of a loss of a loved one during this pandemic time. 

CDC guidelines, as well as, guidelines from the state and UMC conference has all been a little muddy in how it pertains to us responding with meal support to our church families if there is a death.

Changes had to happen and as a group, we made the following changes that will remain in effect until further notice. We voted to make the following changes.

The Methodist Women, at the request of the family, will have a meal catered from a local business and delivered to an offsite location designated by the family.  We will limit the number served to 40 people.  We, as the MW, ask for your patience, understanding and help in this so we can continually be a supportive group for our church family.  We will get through these changes brought on by Covid together.

God Bless,

Marlene Ihrie
MW President

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.


We hope to empower , equip and engage our various talents and interests.  The women of the church engage in leadership positions that do not necessarily fall under the umbrella of the UMW group but spark gratitude and respect from all women of the church.  We are proud of our matriarchs of the church, your Christian walk has influenced so many people and you have contributed positively to the walk of our younger generation.  For this we are thankful.

We are anxious to explore fund raising ideas, speakers and missions.  I invite all the women of the church too attend our UMW meetings.  It promises to be informative, fun and blessing to the church.

Through your generosity to the UMW we were able to bless not only many within our church such as helping with 5 families at Christmas through the Fellowship Class, treats for shut-ins at Christmas, food for VBS, but also bless those outside of our church with items such as coats for children at a local elementary school, gift cards for those in need, and many others. We are blessed to have the funds to help those in need, so thank you!