United Methodist Women

                                                      April 2018

United Methodist Women

Dear Ladies,

It is amazing that another Easter has already come and gone!  I hope you had a blessed day, a time to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and a time to share with family and friends.  I think that as I get older, I marvel more and more at the joy and wonderment of the holiday.  I also marvel at the strength and loyalty of the women who never gave up on Jesus.  They were there the entire time; suffering through each minute of Jesus’ agony.  It was the women who were first to know the joy of the empty tomb.  It was women who got to share the wondrous joy of the miracle of the risen Lord.  It is women today who spread the word throughout the world with our acts of love and compassion.

It is also that time of year when we raise the money necessary to carry out our works of love.  Rummage Sale is Friday, April 20th from 9:00am to 7:00pm and Saturday April 21st from 9:00am to noon.  Work days will be Monday, the 16th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, Tues. the 22nd from 9:30am to noon and Thursday, from 9:30am to noon.  I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but we need help from every able bodied lady out there!  It is a daunting job, but without it we will not be able to help and support all of the women and children that we do. The remaining donations will once again be given to “World Relief”.  We already have a room overflowing with goods to be sold.

I hope that many of you will be able to support the Rachel Circle game night on Saturday, April 14th.  The fun starts at 7:00pm and ends at 9:00pm.  It promises to be a lot of laughs and the money goes to the church auction.

Please keep our dear ones in your prayers; Marilyn Blake, Jean Bubert at the passing of her brother, Claudia Beckman, Missy Ianella and Grace Stetson.


 Peace and love,

 Carol Wixson


April dates


Tues. 10th – Naomi Circle – 9:30am – Parlor

Saturday 14th – Pillow Day – Parlor

Mon. 16th – 6:30pm – Rachel Circle – set up for Rummage Sale –      Fellowship Hall

Tues. 17th – 9:30am – All work on Rummage Sale – Fellowship Hall

Thurs. 19th – 9:30am – All work on Rummage Sale – Fellowship Hall

Fri. 20th – 9:00am – 7:00pm – Rummage Sale – Fellowship Hall

Sat. 21st – 9:00am – Noon – Rummage Sale – Fellowship Hall

Thurs. 26th – 9:00am – Mission Team – Bethany Room

May Dates

Sun. 13th – Blanket Sunday

Thurs. 17th – Sun. 20th – Assembly

Tues. 17th – 9:30am – all work rummage sale setup – Fellowship Hall



Methodist Women Pillow Ministry

32 folks of all ages meet  every other month on a Saturday to make 166 pillows!! See those happy faces working and sharing their pillow-making-1 pillow-making-2time together!!

Every few months, ladies, teens, and some young men gather to make pillows!

Plan to join us for our next Pillow Day – APRIL 14th!

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 Carol at UMW@FirstUMCLombard.org.

She 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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