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United Methodist Women
The mission of the United Methodist Women is to know God and experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Membership in UMW is open to all women of the church. We invite you to join us anytime.
Mary Elizabeth Circle
Meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Chapel Hall at 1:00pm. Childcare will be provided upon request.
Meets on the fourth Thursday of every month in Room 213 at 9:00am. Childcare is provided.
Meets on the fourth Thursday of every month in Chapel Hall at 12:45pm. Childcare will be provided upon request.
Meets on the fourth Monday of every month in Room 213 at 7:00pm.
Joanna Circle (young ladies in 6th through 12th grades)
Meets on the third Sunday of every month in Chapel Hall at 11:00am..
|UMW Newsletter - October 2016 (PDF)|
Purchase With A Purpose
Stop by the United Methodist Women’s Purchase with a Purpose table in the Parlor and check out the gift cards available for purchase or to order. Help raise money for missions and get that holiday shopping done!
We have Amazon, Dairy Queen, Home Depot, iTunes, Jewel, Kohl’s, Meijer, Panera Bread, Speedway Gas, Starbuck's, Target, Ulta Cosmetics, Ultra Foods, Walgreens, and Downers Grove Downtown Dollars ready to pick up at the table every Sunday!
During the Christmas season we will place an order every week to make your shopping convenient! Simply turn in the order form with your check on Sunday, and your gift cards will be ready for pick up the following Sunday. Arrangements can also be made to pick up your gift cards in the church office.
Would you like to take your time and order the gift cards from the comfort of your home? This new opportunity is available at http://www.mannaorders.net for anyone who would like to order online and pay directly from their checking account. The cards will still be delivered to church with our regular order but you can browse the gift card selection at home and don’t need to remember your checkbook on Sunday morning! Contact Ina Osborn for login details and a password.
Purchase With A Purpose is our year round program where we make gift cards, redeemable at many local stores and restaurants, available for purchase in the Parlor on any Sunday morning. They may be used by the purchaser or given as gifts. For every gift card sold, a percentage is earned by the United Methodist Women to fund their ongoing mission.
Don’t forget that you can pay your Kohl’s charge card bill with gift cards in $25 (available every week) and $100 denominations. When you receive your bill, order the cards you need on Sunday so that you’ll be in time to pay your bill.
The order form is regularly updated with new vendors and restaurants that have opened in the area. If you don't see the gift card that you want visit http://www.mannagroup.net, click on vendor list and if you find something you'd like to order write it on the front of the order form.
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God, as known to us in Jesus Christ, welcomes all.
We welcome people of any race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, social or economic status, employment status, or life situation; including people with physical or mental illness or disability.
Affiliated to Reconciling Ministries Network
To the woman...
Who finds meaning in her church and is drawn to its fellowship,
Whose life is packed full of activity and obligations,
Who struggles with loneliness or a sense of failure,
Who juggles jobs and family, and tries to be faithful to both,
Who wants to combine classroom study with significant fellowship and outreach opportunities,
Who seems overburdened with the traditional woman's role of caregiver,
Who feels she has gifts which are wasted or undeveloped,
Who wants to be accepted for who she is,
Who need a supportive community to affirm her own sense of purpose and commitment to God.........