UMW News, October 2009

Our first meeting of the season found 13 ladies in Fellowship Hall enjoying our traditional potluck supper. This time of fellowship is important as we take time to catch up with everyone following a busy summer. Ruth Schultz led us in
Devotions and a business meeting followed.

Of particular interest this month is an invitation we received to attend a Get Acquainted Tea for the Northwest area cluster UMWs on Sunday, September 27th. This tea will see women from several area churches come together in fellowship with the common goal of seeking ways in which to grow our individual organizations. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with other UMWs to see how each organization works, what things work well for their units, and how we can share information to build our membership.

In September we began collecting our items for the Church World Service Mission Kits. This time we concentrated on items for the school kits. Items for hygiene kits and baby kits will be collected at upcoming meetings with a final assembly meeting in April. It’s not too late to contribute something as our collection continues throughout the year.

Ann Kramer and Pat Allen continue to work on plans for the Christmas Fair to be held on November 7th this year. Everyone is encouraged to work at home on crafting, knitting, or crochet projects or attend some of the ongoing crafting sessions that have been taking place. We’ll need everyone’s help to make this year as successful as past years.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7th and we encourage any women of the church to come and see what we’re all about.

Shalom, Margo Fenn, UMW President

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