The United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is:
To know God and to 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.
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U.M.W. November 2020
The first time I became aware of a “church ladies group” was at the LaGrange Methodist Church. The first thing I noticed was that these ladies had a beautiful room; all their own called the Ladies Parlor. It had lovely, comfortable chairs and couches, fancy lamps and tables – like a beautiful living room; but the ladies were seldom there. Oh, they were at church, but they were busy doing things around the church like serving refreshments, signing people up for something. They were hard working. The ladies were the Women’s Society for Christian Service-WSCS. A few years later the name was changed to United Methodist Women, but the mission has remained the same.
Time rolled on, I moved to Orland Park and became part of our church’s U.M.W. From our mother’s I learned that there certainly is a PURPOSE and a VISION too. The vision is “Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.”
COMING SOON - Bakeless Bake Sale: Ladies of the church (and gents if they’d like) will be invited to donate the money that they would have ordinarily spent baking and purchasing baked goods at one of our wonderful sales. Details will be shared in the near future. The money will be used to pay our pledge to the Aurora District U.M.W. and to support some of our local programs and missions.
Don’t forget your THANK BANK – November - $.15 for each guest at your Thanksgiving table. Watch for announcements about some virtual interacting and programing, hopefully, in the very near future. HAPPY THANKSGIVING - Donna Petersen, U.M.W. President
“At the start of a new year, most of us would like to see the whole journey that lies ahead, and yet God oftentimes lights only enough of the way for us to see the very next step. We can move into the darkness trusting that God will continue to light the way and feeling God’s presence beside us as we walk in faith.” - by Emily Everette, global missionary from Houston, serving in Brazil. These words seem truer today than any time in my life. So much of our life did seem to be pretty predictable; such that we might have even said it was our doing, our planning, and our individual and or group’s actions that were at work day in and day out. Thanks be to God for being with us, helping us through and leading the way!