United Methodist Women

UMW LogoThe 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

Membership in UMW is open to all women of the church. We invite you to join us anytime.


Meetings

Mary Elizabeth Circle

Meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Chapel Hall at 1:00pm. Childcare will be provided upon request.

Rachel Circle

Meets on the fourth Thursday of every month in Room 213 at 9:00am. Childcare is provided.

Ruth Circle

Meets on the fourth Thursday of every month in Chapel Hall at 12:45pm. Childcare will be provided upon request.

Sarah Circle

Meets on the fourth Monday of every month in Room 213 at 7:00pm.


Purchase with a PurposePurchase With A Purpose

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.

Stop by the Purchase With a Purpose table on Sunday mornings in the parlor to place an order or buy from our regular inventory of cards including Amazon, Darden Restaurants, Home Depot, iTunes, Jewel, Kohl’s, Mariano’s, Meijer, Panera Bread, Speedway Gas, Starbuck's, Target, Ulta Cosmetics, Walgreens, Walmart and Downers Grove Downtown Dollars.

The order form has just been updated with new vendors and restaurants that have opened in the area. If you don't see the gift card that you want visit www.shopwithscrip.com click on vendor list and if you find something you'd like to order write it on the new order form.

At this busy time of year take advantage of the convenience of ordering online from home at our new provider www.shopwithscrip.com. You can buy your usual gift cards and pick them up on Sunday, buy a gift card via email or even reload money onto a card already purchased. If you would like an account it will take a few days to set up so ask Ina at inamairi@mac.com soon.

The Benefit Mobile APP for your smart phone is another very convenient way to buy gift cards as and when you need them. Download the APP, register with First United Methodist Downers Grove, Purchase With A Purpose and set up your bank account for direct debit or a credit card. Many retailers allow you to buy the exact amount of your bill at the checkout so you never have to carry a balance on the card.

Download PWP Order Form: PDF | Excel


News and Events

Spring into an April Meeting

April Meetings

Saturday, April 21 - 8:30 a.m. - Aurora District Meeting - Channahon UMC

Monday, April 23 - 7:00 p.m. - room 213 - Sarah Circle

Thursday, April 26 - 12:00 p.m. - Chapel Hall - General Meeting with program by Cindi Roselieb

Date: 
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:30am

UMW Spring Luncheon

Date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

UMW Baby Shower and Lunch

You are invited to attend a baby shower on Sunday, April 8. Drop in between 9 am to noon to make a braided pacifier clip. We invite you to share lunch at 12:15 p.m. when we hear from a representative of the Cunningham Children’s Home, one of the UMW’s missions this year. Please also bring baby items to donate (such as, diapers of all sizes, baby wipes, onesies, and anything a new mom needs). A complete list of needed items is available on posters throughout the building. All items will be donated to a teen pregnancy center.

To attend, please RSVP to the church office by Wednesday, April 4.

Location: 
Chapel Hall
Date: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 9:00am

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