United Methodist Women
The organized unit of 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.
|UMW Newsletter - October, 2016 (PDF)|
Membership in UMW is open to all women of the church. We invite you to join us anytime.
Purchase with a Purpose
Purchase With A Purpose is our year round program where we make gift cards, redeemable at many local stores and restaurants, available for purchase in the Parlor on any Sunday morning. They may be used by the purchaser or given as gifts. For every gift card sold, a percentage is earned by the United Methodist Women to fund their ongoing mission.
Take time to stop by the Purchase with a Purpose Table on Sunday mornings and check out the cash and carry items. For the remainder of Sundays until Christmas, we will have a selection of our most popular gift cards on hand for immediate purchase! Here’s a list of what we will have:
Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Bath & Body Works, Borders’ Books, Caribou Coffee, Dominick's, Gap/Old Navy, Home Depot, iTunes, Jewel, Kohl’s, Meijer, Olive Garden/Red Lobster, Panera Bread, Speedway Gas, Starbuck's, Ulta Cosmetics, Ultra Foods, Walgreens, and Downers Grove Downtown Dollars.
The order form has just been updated with new vendors and restaurants that have opened in the area. If you don't see the gift card that you want visit http://www.mannagroup.net, click on vendor list and if you find something you'd like to order write it on the new order form.
Sweet Repeat Resale
A chance to shop for clothing, housewares, jewelry, books, etc. All proceeds benefit the United Methodist Women missions that help women and children around the world.
Mary Elizabeth Circle
Meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Chapel Hall at 1:00pm. Childcare will be provided upon request.
Meets on the fourth Thursday of every month in Chapel Hall at 9:00am. Childcare is provided.
Meets on the fourth Thursday of every month in various members' homes at 12:45pm.
Meets on the fourth Thursday of every month in Chapel Hall at 12:45pm. Childcare will be provided upon request.
Meets on the fourth Monday of every month in the Parlor at 7:30pm.
To the woman...
Who finds meaning in her church and is drawn to its fellowship,
Whose life is packed full of activity and obligations,
Who struggles with loneliness or a sense of failure,
Who juggles jobs and family, and tries to be faithful to both,
Who wants to combine classroom study with significant fellowship and outreach opportunities,
Who seems overburdened with the traditional woman's role of caregiver,
Who feels she has gifts which are wasted or undeveloped,
Who wants to be accepted for who she is,
Who need a supportive community to affirm her own sense of purpose and commitment to God.........