United Methodist Women

CALENDAR

JANUARY DATES
Thursday, 3rd – – Calendar Planning – – 9:00 am – – Parlor
Tuesday, 8th – – Naomi Circle
Monday, 14th – – Rachel Circle

Thursday, 24th UMW Mission 9:30am

Saturday, 26th Aurora District

FEBRUARY DATES

Monday – February 11 – 6:30 Rachel Circle

Sunday – February 17 – Annual Church Auction

Thursday – February 28 – Mission Team 9:30am


United Methodist Women December Newsletter

Sending warm wishes for a Blessed Christmas and a Pleasant New Year!
I am writing this after our Advent Potluck Luncheon. THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make this event a success! About sixty people enjoyed first a wonderful program of Christmas music presented by Fusion and then a great meal. The room looked festive, there was plenty of food for all, and the cleanup went smoothly. What more could anyone ask for at a Potluck?!

I’d like to share a few things as we look back over this past year.
We had two successful Rummage Sales and a well-visited Christmas Mart.
When you add to that our Circle pledges and mission giving, as a group we were able to make contributions to help others both locally and around the world:
World – – $976 Church World Service and Heifer National – – $300 – – Red Bird Mission
Aurora District – – $3652 – – Pledge, Thank Offering, UMCOR, Prayer and Self Denial
Community – – $1580.74 – – Hesed House, pillow ministry, Glenbard East burn
survivors, Kids Hope, WINGS, PADS at First Church
Our Own Church – – $3600. – – Pledge, gifts for Jennifer and Dennis, money for Pastor’s discretionary fund

This makes a grand total of $10,108.74 given for others. : ) : )
I feel privileged to belong to such a generous group of women!
Special thanks to Martha for keeping track of all of this!!
More special thanks to Carol for keeping track of all of us!!
So what do we do next?? Everyone is invited to be part of the planning for 2019 at the Calendar Planning Breakfast on Thursday, January 3 rd at 9:00 am in the parlor! Please let Carol know if you are able to come.

Please keep in your prayers Carol’s sister Marilyn Blake and her family, the Elsners, and the Shaver family.

Peace, Joy, and Love in Action,
Terry Schumacher


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 pillow-making-1 pillow-making-2time together!!

Last month is amazing group of folks made 200 pillows!

Plan to join us for our next Pillow Day – Nov.  10th at 9am!

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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