United Methodist Women







Important dates

January Dates

Thurs. 2nd – Planning meeting

Tues. 7th – Rachel Circle – 9:30am – Parlor

Thurs. 23rd – Mission Team – 9:30am – Bethany Room

February Dates

Tues. 4th – Rachel Circle – 9:30am – Parlor

Sun. 16th – Church Auction – 

There is NO Mission Team in February


Our giving in 2019 – 

Mission gifts:

Pledge to Mission – $1450

Special Mission Recognition – $40

Gifts in Memory – $20

World Thank Offering – $856

Designated gifts:

Call to prayer and self denial $ 373

UMCOR – $200

Other Missions

World – $1060

National – $500

Community – $475,30

First United Methodist Church – $ 5448,72

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United Methodist Women                                January 2020

I sincerely hope that you all had a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year’s Eve.  For me it was so very wonderful because I got to spend a lot of time with my family and friends.  Nothing like having family of all ages eager to spend time with “Granny”! We did get loud and rowdy, but isn’t that part of the joy of celebrating together?

This letter marks the beginning of my 11th year!  My how time does fly!  It is my hope that you are still pleased with my leadership.  As it has been such a long tenure, I am more than willing to pass on the gavel.  If you are anxious to succeed me or know of someone who is, please contact me at once.  I would also be willing to co-chair for a while. I am not quitting, just opening the door for new, fresh leadership.

We had our planning meeting on Thurs., Jan. 2nd.  I am sorry that you were not able to join us.  We had only four ladies representing you; Terry, Martha, Jan and me.  We have planned out the entire year. Of course, we know that there can always be changes.  Life does often get in the way of our agenda. After all these years I hope that if nothing else, we can be very flexible.  I will have a large calendar hanging in the main church hallway and each month I will highlight the big events for the coming month. 

We will have a pillow sewing day on Saturday, Jan. 11th.  In order to not interfere with the service for Harold we will meet in Fellowship Hall.  This is always a great way to do something for someone and make a huge difference in his/her life.  The fellowship is also a beautiful added bonus. 

Our year has begun with some very sad events.  We lost our dear friend, Harold Stetson. We will celebrate his life on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 10:30am, here at our church.  At this time, we are all wondering how long Linda Shaver/Gleason will be with us. I know that she is as surprised as we are that she is still with us.  A memorial service will be held here at a later date.

Please keep these family members and friends in your prayers: Terry Schumacher, the Shaver/Gleason family, Grace Stetson and family, the Elsners, and the Rardins

Peace, Joy and Love,

Carol Wixson

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 – SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020

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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