The Mary and Martha (M&M) Circle is a Reconciling Ministries Unit of the United Methodist Women based within Annandale United Methodist Church (also including non-Methodist members), in Annandale, VA.
We recognize as UMW we have differences in theology, biblical interpretation, and political affiliation and covenant to accept, respect, and love one another through our faith journeys. As we navigate our diverse understandings- we vow, as through the example of Jesus Christ, to remain committed to inclusion over separation.
The UM Women worldwide are pledged to “support ministry with and advocate for the oppressed and dispossessed with special attention to the needs of women, children and youth.”
In union with this pledge, the M&M Circle affirms ALL, ensuring that persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, marital or family status, economic situation, mental and physical ability are welcome to fully participate in all aspects of worship, mission and ministry with no exception.
We proclaim, without reservation, that God’s unconditional love and grace affirm the dignity and worth of every person as created in His image.
Visit Mary & Martha Circle’s website here.