United Methodist Women (UMW)
Purpose: "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."
Source: Focus on Local & District Units Handbook
From: United Methodist Women 2005-2008
Saturday, May 4th- UMW Meeting - 10:00 am at Church Sanctuary
Lisa Hillman presents “A Writer’s Workshop”
We were sitting in the United Methodist Women’s meeting and one of the new grandmothers shared that she had a new baby in her family. One by one the entire group of women felt compelled to share their own child birth stories. As they related them, no matter how physically painful the experience might have been, they all had a smile on their face. I decided that I would like to create a forum where women can have the time to share these memories with each other. I can put my new skills to work by sharing what I have learned at my writer’s workshops with Dr. Michael Guen to teach my church friends the art of listening and writing down their memories. Let’s write these memories down to hand as a legacy to our children! I see this as a stepping stone to open up all kinds of memories that you may want to pursue.
The workshops can be open to both men and women, but we will meet separately. The workshops will be two hours long, meeting each week in June. The first meeting will be for both men and women on Monday June 3 at 10am. From there, we will decide what date works best for everyone. We will meet at the United Methodist Church, 9451 Brooks Rd South, Windsor.
Invite a friend or two. This is a tremendous opportunity for fellowship and community-building! Please call Lisa Hillman, 838-6541, to let her know that you plan to attend.
United Methodist Women’s News - February, 2013 Branch
See Monthly Schedule at bottom of this box.
The January 5 meeting was well attended. We had the pleasure of deciding how to spend the proceeds from our Fall Festival.
It was decided to donate to the following organizations:
· $500 to Social Advocates for Youth
· $500 to Windsor Middle School Band
· $500 to Sloan House (the Sonoma County battered women’s shelter)
· $300 to Spirit Live Choir
· $300 to Boys & Girls Club
· $300 to Global Mission Projects
· $300 to Windsor Service Alliance
· $100 to Mary Elizabeth Inn
· $100 to Gum Moon Home for Women
· $100 to UMW district
We also decided to try something new with our meeting times. All meetings will be on Saturday, alternating months between meeting at the church and meeting for a meal at a restaurant as follows:
· February 2 – noon - Mary’s Pizza
· March 2 – church - we will try to arrange a program
· April 6 – noon – Mary’s Pizza
· May 4 – church
· June 1 - Restaurant
| Picture of the winner of the quilt to be inserted here.
Thank You for a Successful United Methodist Women Fall Festival! December Branch - 2012
Thank you to everyone who helped make the Fall Festival a huge success! And a huge thank you to God for providing such a beautiful sunshiny day! Thanks go out to:
· Those who created the beautiful baskets for the Aleut Auction! A lot of heart-felt joy went into each and every one of them. The donations were extraordinary, and the folks who purchased tickets had the excitement of winning something really special.
· The wonderful bakers in our midst who enjoy sharing their talents. The bake table had an abundance of delicious goodies.
· The women who silently sit at home and secretly knit, sew, string beads, or fold to create all sorts of beautiful craft items. There was a very nice assortment of craft items for sale!
· The men who came in on Friday morning and again on Saturday afternoon to help us set up and replace all the chairs and tables, and doing the dishes! We definitely could not do this event without your help!
· Those who worked so diligently on the quilt that we were able to raffle off. It turned out to be quite beautiful and the winner, Sue Giovannoni, was delighted.
· Pastor Laurie for organizing and connecting with the folks from Mission Handcrafts so we could purchase some items directly from the countries of their origin. That money went directly back to support United Methodist ministries empowering women and children in a number of developing countries. There were some beautiful items for sale.
· The kitchen crew, for preparing and serving a delicious lunch. A lot of work was done beforehand to have this event go off without a hitch! Cleanup seemed to go like the breeze!
We opened our doors to outside vendors and they added another layer to what was available for sale. It was a huge success and a lot of early Christmas shopping was done! Profits were about $1,800, including $300 in sales for Mission Handcrafts items that support ministries in Bolivia and many other developing nations.
Come to the December 8 UMW meeting and help us make a decision on where to spend the fruits of our labor! We will have a potluck brunch at 10am at the church. Looking forward to seeing YOU there!
Scandinavian Club and United Methodist Women - October 2012 Branch
Aebleskeiver Brunch Was a HUGE Success!
The Aebleskeiver Brunch was a huge success. The food was delicious and the event was very entertaining. Many lovely prizes were won by lucky winners of the raffle, and many purchased treasures from the silent auction. The church looked festive and fun.
Many thanks to all the wonderful people from the Church who helped with this event. We could not have done it without you! You all were wonderful, and such good workers. Special thanks to the men of the church for setting up, tearing down and cleanup. And a special thanks to the Bolmans for all they did, and to Darlene for slicing so many peaches for the salad. To all the ladies, including Berit, Elinor and Diane who cooked aebleskeiver, and the potatoes and for those who jumped in to help serve. I will not try to mention names, because you all know who you were, and the list is too many. At the next UMW meeting you will see what your efforts have won you. Thank you for putting up with me, and all the orders; it was hard not knowing what to expect, and how this was going to work; all in all it turned out great, and I hope you feel like part of the Scandinavian group now.
|We're Making A Lap Quilt (Throw) !!!
Quilting Bee for Fall Festival - November 10th, 2012
Anyone interested in helping, please call Nancy McAllister at 836-1644 for more information.
The quilt (aprox. 48" X 60") is sage green with pink and red roses. Lots and lots of roses!
Tickets will be sold in Oct. through Nov. 10, 2012 when the drawing will be held at the Fall Festival.
Ticket prices will be: 1 ticket for $1 and 10 tickets for $5. What a deal !!! Please have your friends and family buy tickets. ALL proceeds will go to our UMW for their local mission donations in the Spring.
We have had several "quilting bees" (by machine), which are fun, even though we're learning new techniques.
See more details of Fall Festival on UMW web page
Image to the left is one of the beautiful squares.
History: UMW started at the Windsor Community United Methodist Church approximately 1853, when the church was started.
It has had several different names during its history. In 1909 it was called the Ladies Aid Society and then in 1968 was called the Women's Society of Christian Service (WSCS) and the Susanna Circle In 1981 a Certificate of Organization was given to United Methodist Women of Windsor United Methodist Church by the Women's Divisions of the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church.
Jane Kneckt's garage in the 1950s and then in the 1960s the Rummage Bldg. on the church property at 195 Windsor River Rd. was run by volunteers from the UMW.
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