United Methodist Women






Dear UMW ladies,
I hope all of you are doing well and are enjoying your summer. Here is an update on what we have been doing recently. Mission Team met on April 28, 2022 to
talk about what we hope to do moving forward as a group and here are highlights of this meeting:
*Voted to give Pastor Luis and Norma a Love Gift for their total support and time they gave to our organization and programs.
*Voted to give a small donation towards the cost of their farewell luncheon.
*Voted to hold the Christmas Mart on Saturday, November 5, 2022…..we will be keeping this as simple as possible and to this end, have reached out to previous
crafters to see their level of interest. Thank you to Martha, Jan, Pat Shaver, and Pat Price for making these calls. I have had many discussions with Darlene, the
new general coordinator for the six churches, and she has been a big help in getting us going. We hopefully can get back to hosting this fun event again!
*Voted to have some kind of advent event and will partner with the Shepherding Ministry and Christian Education. We will have more on this later.
*We decided to possibly hold another bake sale or produce sale(new).
*We voted to move forward this next year with Thank Offering Sunday and Blanket Sunday.
*We will continue our Pillow Ministry and the next one will be August 20th from 9am until noon, sooner if we run out of anything. This pillow day is in honor of
Carl Shaver. We are happy to accept monetary donations or fleece in Carl’s name.
*One idea for a future fundraiser is to run the refreshment stand during the Lilac
UMW has now changed its name to United Women in Faith…..Putting love in action can change the world. I have reached out to our District President for
more information for the reasons for this change and what they will be focusing on with regard to women, children and youth. You will be hearing more about
this as I get the information.
Mission U will be held this year on August 19 and 20 (Friday and Saturday) and the theme is “Who can we be together to build a community of hope and joy”. It
will be held both in person and on zoom. If you get this newsletter via email, then the flyer will be an attachment. If you do not, then they will be available at
church on the UMW bulletin board. I can also mail one to you if you are interested in attending. The closest site for us will be in Downers Grove and we
also hope to perhaps gather at church and join the zoom version. Registration and money are due by noon on Aug 17 so please let me know if you are
Please keep Ellen in your prayers and let me know if anyone else needs to be in our prayers.
Love and Hugs,
Chris Marousek

MISSION U Registration form available here https://umwnic.org/



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!  Please stay tuned for information on the next pillow day!! 



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

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!