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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DECEMBER

Isn’t it wonderful that we go from November, a month we celebrate the beauty of Fall, Veteran’s Day, and Thanksgiving, then go right into December where we celebrate God’s gift, the birth of His Son, Jesus, our Lord and Savior! A few weeks ago, the United Methodist Women asked our congregation to help us raise funds, to help us continue to support mission work here in the surrounding communities, nationally and internationally, through our pledge to mission. I am overwhelmed and proud to report that our

congregation donated $1,510.00 to the Bakeless Bake Sale.

Thank you for you love and generosity! Some of the money has already been put to work. We made donations to Operation Blessings, Bridge Teen Center locally. We also sent a love gift to the U.M.W. District to help fund their projects nationally and internationally.

Again, thank you and have a wonderful Christmas.

Donna Petersen

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UMW Ruth Circle Updates


Ruth Circle is going to be switching things up this year. Instead of meeting at church on regular nights, we will be varying our meeting night and location. Meeting nights will happen on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evenings beginning at 6pm.

 

We are supporting local businesses! Please check out our Facebook page and corresponding events to see where we will be meeting/eating. https://www.facebook.com/ groups/179733925773215/ If you are not connected with us on Facebook, please contact Adrienne Hirsch (Call/Text - 309-221-4103 or Email - alleyad711@gmail.com). We also have a volunteer opportunity coming up on December 4. Details also listed in our Facebook events.

 

Please add the following Ruth Circle meeting dates to the calendar:

Sep 18 - 6p Oct 17 - 6p Nov 19 - 6p Dec 12 - 6p Jan 15 - 6p

Feb 6 - 6p Mar 11 - 6p Apr 10 - 6p May 14 - 6p Jun 12 - 6p

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“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!