United Methodist Women October/November
We are in the midst of so much change. The weather has certainly turned cooler as the leaves change their colors to glorious reds, yellows and oranges! It is a time of political ads coming at us full force. It is a time of uncertainty regarding our health and how best to stay safe.
I was very pleased with our Thank Offering Service last week. Pastor Fabiola was inspiring, and I especially appreciated her high esteem for the United Methodist Women. I am incredibly excited to report that we have so far received $1870 in Thank Offerings. We have budgeted $900 to be given to the Aurora District. thank you, Terry and the ladies of Fusion for joining us in the service. I especially thank Pastor Luis for his effort in helping us finally share our special service.
As you probably noticed we did not have our fall Rummage Sale. With the Covid case numbers on the rise I felt that it was just too dangerous to have it. There would be too much close gathering and let’s face it, we are an older group of ladies. I would hate to think that we were a source of sickness for our friends and community. The collected rummage sits, very neatly, on shelves in the former food pantry. We will be taking much of the Christmas items to the clothes closet for distribution soon. PLEASE… do not bring any more rummage to the church until we are cleared to have our sale.
Another change will be our Advent potluck. Because of fear of spreading the virus, we need to cancel this annual event. I think that this is the first one cancelled in 42 years! Your safety and that of our church family always comes first.
As you know I have said that this is my last year as president of our UMW unit. Thus far no one has stepped up to take my place. I will need to contact the district president soon regarding our status if no one comes forward.
Please keep these dear ones in your prayers: Rich and Shirley Rardin, Chuck and Marty Woodbury on the death of their son, Geoff, Angie Aguirre, and the thousands suffering from Covid.
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 when we can get together again!
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!