United Methodist Women





Monday, July 8th – – Rachel Circle to visit June Jensen

Tuesday, July 9th – – Naomi Circle at 10am in the Parlor


Greetings from Terry.  Carol gets “time off for good behavior and for getting better from her fall and very sore back.”

This year April showers brought more and more and more May showers. My hope is that we will therefore also get lots and lots of beautiful June flowers.

The “not to be missed” event for June is when BOTH Circles get together on Tuesday, June 11th for a luncheon as well as a program. We will meet at the Lombard Lexington Square at 11:45 am for our meal and the presentation. Our speakers will share with us information about the Outreach Program called First Things First at the UCC Church across the street. After our Rummage Sales we often send items to this ministry.

Sad news to share is that longtime member Loretta Tanis has passed away. There will be a service for Loretta in the sanctuary on Saturday, June 8th at 11:30am, followed by a luncheon in the Parlor and Chapel. Please help as you can with setting up or supplying food or clean-up.

Our Treasurer Martha shares with us that our 2018 Financial Books have been audited as required. Good friend Lisa Rivers helped us with this task.

Please keep in your prayers Jan Elsner, Ellen Wolatz, and the family of Loretta Tanis.


                                                                                                        Terry Schumacher



Here is the information on this summer’s UMW Mission U:
Greetings!  During this cold weather, I bring you something to remind you of summer!

We would like you to know that plans are being made for  terrific Mission u events this summer.  There are two events, a weekend event, Thursday through Sunday, July 11-14, and a one-day event, Saturday, July 27. Both events will include a special celebration time to observe the 150th anniversary of United Methodist Women.

The weekend event is at a new location:  Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien, IL (see photos below).  Accommodations will be double rooms with private baths; single rooms available for additional fee. The facility is air-conditioned and rooms have individual air conditioning controls. Home-cooked meals will be served . There is a Meditation Garden on site for outdoor prayer and contemplation.  Each participant at the weekend event will participate in a spiritual growth study: Practicing Resurrection: The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship  and choose an additional 8 hour study:  Women United for Change: 150 Years in Mission or What About Our Money? A Faith Response.   Interesting studies… a quiet, reflective atmosphere… knowledgeable and trained dynamic leaders… fellowship and worship… it adds up to a memorable weekend.


If you aren’t available for a weekend, we invite you to attend the One Day Event at South Suburban Korean United Methodist Church in Flossmoor. This event features a highlight of all three studies in English. Spanish and Korean classes using the spiritual growth study, Practicing Resurrection: The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship will be offered.  Another highlight of that day are the classes for children (ages 5-11)  and youth (ages 12-17).  Children and youth classes will focus on the Gospel of Mark. The leaders are trained, as well, and have received great reviews in past years. There is also time for worship and fellowship this day; light breakfast and lunch will be served.  Childcare (ages infant-4 years) will be available.We hope you will consider attending one (or both!) of these illuminating events. A flyer is attached to help you save the date; a brochure with more information and registration form will be available soon. In the meantime, please contact any of us if you have any questions!

We hope to see you there!

2019 Mission Studies

Spiritual Growth:  Practicing Resurrection:  The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship

  • Children’s Study:  Marked:  A Mission Journey with Jesus in the Gospel of Mark
  • Youth Study:  Who Do You Say That I Am?  Meeting Jesus through the Eyes of Mark

Special Publication:  Women United for Change: 150 Years in Mission

Issue Study:  What About Our Money?

Linda Osikowicz, Registrar, Lmosikowicz@comcast.net, 847-540-5634 (leave a message)
Deb Ketzel, Mission u Dean, dketzel@msn.com
Bonnie Cannon, Assistant Mission u Dean, kinneybonnie123@gmail.com

Methodist Women Pillow Ministry

32+ folks of all ages meet every other month on a Saturday to make pillows!! See those happy faces working and sharing their time together!


SATURDAY, March 23rd, a great group of people (pictured above) gathered to make 193 pillows!!

Plan to join us for our next Pillow Day – TBD

Our care pillows are available for folks who have had surgery and would like some extra “love” to get them through their recuperation. Pillows are available at the back of the Sanctuary, or ask an Usher to point out the ladies that can get you more pillows.

If you are a hospital, recovery center, etc. please call the church office and leave a message for Carol Wixson, or contact church at MediaRelations@FirstUMCLombard.org.  We will get back to you and supply you with additional pillows.

Please consider donating to the UMW so we can purchase stuffing and fleece.   Thank you for your help and support!

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