UMW Meeting Schedule:
2nd Tuesday of each month
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.
The UMW’s collection of “Box Tops for Education”, is an ongoing mission – please help us, by dropping your box-tops in the basket on the donation shelves across from the Pastor’s office.
These got to support Christian education at Red Bird Mission (school, clinic and pantry) in Beverly, KY.
Our UMW also distributes monetary gifts to Harbor House Crises Shelter, United Methodist Children’s Services, Red Bird Mission and Northcott Missions.
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 one of the Free Clinic in Milwaukee that is staffed by Marquette medical, nursing, and pharmacy students. They cannot use over the counter bottles, and they don’t use the large 5” high bottles. You can imagine that a free clinic only prescribes small amounts of drugs at a time. We send bottles absolutely clean, inside and out, so whatever you can do to help with that process is greatly appreciated. The clinic we support is the "Bread of Healing" clinic in Cross Lutheran Church at 1821 N. 16th Street in Milwaukee.
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.”
Friends of Patricia meets regularly first Tuesday of each month from 9am - 3pm. Potluck lunch will be shared at noon.
As you can see, the group has changed its name from 'Project Patricia' to Friends of Patricia, to reflect the varied nature of the projects we do. While we continue to make reusable sanitary pads for girls and women in Africa, we have branched out to include making items of many kinds for those in need, here at home and overseas. This fun group is not just SUMC members, so please spread the word and come join us. Everyone is welcome. Since our projects are so varied, many tasks have nothing to do with a sewing machine!Here is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy friendship and contribute to the needs of others!We also will gratefully accept monetary and material support, to keep this mission going. If you have materials that might be useful, please call the office (920) 434-1168 for further information.
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 2013-1218.
A complete listing of these books and program details may be found online at unitedmethodistwomen.org/reading program. Our local UMW: Contact Kay Waugh. Many books from the reading list are now available to sign out. The books are located on a bookshelf in the church office. Books are from each category. Some book titles are also available at the Public Library. Current issues of Response magazine are there also. Please sign out on the sheet provided and enjoy!