UMW Meeting Schedule:
May 8, 2018 at 10:00 am
United Methodist Women General Assembly -
May 18-20, 2018 in Columbus, OH
We are a community of women whose purpose is to know God and experience freedom through Jesus Christ. ..
-to enjoy creative supportive fellowship...
-to study & be in mission locally, and globally with focus on ministries to support the needs of women, children and youth.
United Methodist Women General Assembly takes place this year May 18-20 in Columbus, Ohio. “Bold and Courageous” is the note behind the worship, workshops, and studies, and speakers in this celebration of 150 years of leadership and purpose of United Methodist Women. It promises to be an extraordinary event! Would you like to take part? Contact Kay Waugh, 434-7101 or Donna Schneider, 865-7852 to learn more!
The UMW’s collection of General Mills “Box Tops for Education”, is an ongoing mission – please feel free to help us, by dropping your box-tops in the basket on the donation shelves across from the Pastor’s office, in the education wing of Fellowship Hall.
Our UMW also distributed monetary gifts to Harbor House Crises Shelter, United Methodist Children’s Services and Northcott Missions before the end of 2017.
Hats and Mittens continue to be donated in many places of need in our area and beyond. Thanks for donations of fleece, yarn, and purchases of items to fund the project.
Hygiene Kits are being collected and assembled for homeless men and women. Gently used handbags and men's carry on size bags are needed along with items to fill them. A full list of these items can be found in the 'shopping lists' by the collection bins. Judy Schroeder, is the contact person if you have items for this project. Big thanks!
We collect the Kwik Trip Milk Moola strips, and caps. Those go to support the Harbor House ministry in Superior.
We collect RX medicine bottles for the Free Clinic in Milwaukee that is staffed by Marquette Medical and Pharmacy students. They cannot use any over the counter bottles, and they really don’t use the huge 5” high bottles. You can imagine that a free clinic would only be prescribing very limited amounts of drugs at a time. We send them absolutely clean, inside and out, so whatever you can do to help with that process is greatly appreciated.
Do you remember seeing all those wonderful blankets, hats, mittens, and school bags in the sanctuary awaiting blessing? These items were distributed through the Salvation Army to those in need: Nan Pahl, of the Salvation Army writes “….the first people to receive the blankets were sooooo very appreciative. They were out in the cold with not much and the blankets wrapped them not only in warmth but in the love that went into making them.”
Project Patricia meets regularly first Tuesday of each month from 9am - 3pm. Potluck lunch will be served at noon.
Participants need to bring along their scissors and a regular, portable sewing machine, if possible. (Sergers are not necessary). Bring a neutral colored thread, tans are best.
Project Patricia is a nationwide endeavor to provide reusable sanitary pads for girls and young women in Africa to enable fewer interruptions in school attendance to make it possible for more girls to complete their education. Finished pads are sent to Africa for distribution by missionaries there. To date a total of 1,000 pads have now been completed enabling 166 girls to have a continuous education.
United Methodist Women across the country sponsor a reading program to generate thought and discussion as well as the pleasure of reading. Titles are suggested by UM women across the country for the areas of Education for Mission, Leadership Development, Nurturing for Community, Social Action and Spiritual Growth. Readers may choose from book lists 2013-1217.
A complete listing of these books and program details may be found online at unitedmethodistwomen.org/reading program. Our local UMW: Contact Donna Schneider or Kay Waugh. Several books from the reading list are now available to sign out. The books are located on a bookshelf in the church office. Books so far include two from each category, plus a few others from the reading list from 2013 - 2017 to the present. Current issues of Response magazine are there also. Please sign out the sheet provided and enjoy!