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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“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!
The Aurora and Elgin District United Methodist Women’s groups had a first time ever, video district meeting. Part of that meeting was the service honoring local U.M.W. members who have passed:
Lucy Von Borstel* Ruth Ann Yunker* Pat Adams Bea Doctor Mickey Styrsky
* These ladies were memorialized at our local U. M.W. Sunday Service in Nov.
Reminder: Don’t forget your Thank Bank offering. This month will be pairs of earrings. I think we decided on
(five cents a pair).
God Bless! Keep well and remember, God is with us all the way.
Donna Petersen, UMW President