United Methodist Women
We would like to invite you to become a part of Wesley's United Methodist Women. Our mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders, and advocating for justice.
We have a General Meeting for all members on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. We do not have a General meeting in June, July, and August.
GEMS (Growing Each Mom Spiritually) Are you a young mom looking for some new friends at Wesley? You’re invited to visit the GEMS circle of the UMW, meeting the second and fourth Mondays of every month from 7 – 9 PM at the home of Lou Ann Pence. Childcare is always provided for $3 per child. On May 8, we will finish our study of “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp. On May 22, we will start “Hope Unfolding.” For more information, please contact Lou Ann Pence at email@example.com.
HOPE CIRCLE will meet on Thursday evening, May 11, in the Wesley Garden Room. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 and our lesson will begin at 7:00. The circle will continue their study, “Small Things With Great Love: Adventures in Loving Your Neighbor” by Margot Starbuck.
FAITH CIRCLE will meet at 1:00 on May 24 in the Westminster Village Multi-Purpose Room. This will be our last meeting before our summer recess. Our program will focus on “Our Mission as Elders.” Refreshments will be served.MEMBERS AT LARGE do not have organized meetings but contribute to UMW activities.
CREATIVE CLIQUE meets on the first Tuesday of each month. This craft and sewing group makes and sells various items which help fund our UMW Mission Projects. Everyone is welcome to participate! We will soon begin working on projects for the 2017 Craft Fair. We are not meeting in December but will meet in January to share ideas for new projects. If you have some new ideas, we would love to hear them!! We are in need of Co-Leaders for our group. If you can help us by filling one of 3 Co-Leader positions, please let us know. Three leaders will help lighten the task of making decisions and organizing the work days. Please prayerfully consider helping in this worthwhile and fun ministry! Contact: Elaine Stokes at 664-5379 or Paula Witt at 663-5849 to volunteer or for more information.
UMW provides Casserole Meals, Funeral Meals, Baby Blankets, and Baby Meals to new parents in the church family, hosts the 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration, as well as helping with other meals and receptions at the church.
We raise money through pledges, our annual Rummage Sale in partnership with the Youth, a Fall Bazaar, and by helping with meals prepared and served at the church.
UMW supports Local Missions and Outreach programs and our Conference Pledge. Our Conference Pledge then supports Global Missions Worldwide.
For more information about United Methodist Women, please contact UMW 2017 President Karen Fleming or call the church office, 309-827-8046.
Come and enjoy the fun and fellowship. We hope to see you soon!