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.
Faith UMC United Methodist Women
Sing, oh sing * for it is Spring!
Flowers bloom & robins sing! Spring is such a wonderful time of the year. After a long winter, we feel renewed by flowers, warmer temperatures, longer days. Best of all we have the ultimate gift, Christ’s resurrection, redemption of our sins and the promise of eternal life through Him.
This past year of pandemic has brought so many of our activities to a screeching halt. This Spring we are seeing a slow but steady move toward reinstating and reconfiguring activities. As an organized group, our United Methodist Woman’s group has been completely inactive except for sending birthday greetings BUT many of our members have continued to serve in various capacities around the church; as leaders, workers, callers, card senders etc.
I would like to see our UMW group again work together in service of our church and for women, children and youth around the world. Many of us had been filling a Thank Bank for our annual Thank Bank offering which would usually have been held in Oct. or Nov. Local UMW Units send the money they have collected to missions supported by UMW in the U.S. and around the world.
Many people have been putting coins in to their Thank Bank. I checked with my bank yesterday and found that the coin sorting machine is currently out of order, but was told it is scheduled to be repaired soon. Here is my thought, if you are able, please convert your coins into a check made out to Faith U.M.W. and send it to FAITH UMC or drop it into the offering plate if you worship in person, with a note at the bottom indicating U.M.W. THANK OFFERING.
If you do not wish to convert the coins, let me know (Donna Petersen). We will make arrangements to be at church to receive the banks a couple of different times. Watch for a Thank Offering Celebration in May.
Thank you! Stay well and God Bless! 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!