United Methodist Women
Leadership Team Meets Fri., Nov. 9, 9:00 a.m., in Smoot Hall
- DELL Circle – 3rd Wed, 1:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Leader, Marion Kolb
- Mary Martha Circle – 2nd Tues, 1:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Leader, Jackie Mobed
- Sarah Circle – LAST Tues, 6 p.m., Smoot Hall. Co-Leaders, Eileen Pike, Kathe Wilson
- The UMW Book Club – 4th Thursday, 10:00 a.m., Library. Leader, Lynn Thornton
You DO NOT have to be a circle member to be a United Methodist Woman!
Oct 6 – West District Annual Celebration – Marion, Marty and Susan attended this event at Trinity UMC, Phoenix where they voted on the 2019 slate of officers, approved the District budget, and heard reports from the various committees. The program was brought by WHEAT (World Hunger) and they also brought products from their “free trade” store to purchase. At our afternoon worship, we had a memorial ceremony for United Methodist Women who had passed, including our own Berma Dudley and Mary James. We were also rewarded a certificate for Five Star Mission Giving for completing the five channels of mission giving. See it posted on our bulletin board in Smoot Hall!
Oct 12 – We had our Annual Salad Luncheon with about 32 members and guests attending, including members from First UMC, Sun City and First UMC, Glendale and two of our District Officers, Colleen Becker and Eva Ndavu. Our “baby shower” theme included centerpieces of yellow “duckies” and pastel flowers, pastel tablecloths, giant blocks and LOTS of baby shower gifts! We enjoyed baby pictures of some of our members, Marion’s display of an antique stroller and a baby doll that belonged to her mother, and some antique toys provided by Suellen Dolson. We jogged our childhood memories by guessing nursery rhymes with quirky wording. Jeanne Meisser provided themed music to dine by. Our “FILL THE DIAPER” mission project benefitting Choices Pregnancy Center’s “Baby Boutique” was our most successful in my memory—10 cases of diapers, 3 cases of baby wipes (and many smaller packages), over 25 blankets and quilts (many handmade by our members), baby onesies and outfits too numerous to count (some of these were also handmade—and hand-smocked—beautiful!), assorted toiletries, pacifiers, toys and hats. Elouise Nathaniel was our speaker for the day and shared the mission and some of her experiences at the Center. Pastor John Fairfield joined us for lunch and our program, and as we gathered in a circle, he said a blessing over the gifts, the givers and the receivers. We filled Elouise’s car with items for the babies of Phoenix! Members of Doc’s Hangout joined us for lunch and the program.
Sat., Oct 20, Craft Fair – report in Dec. newsletter
Fri. and Sat, Oct. 26, 27 – Rummage Sale – report in Dec. newsletter
Fri, Dec. 14, 11:30 a.m., Smoot Hall – Christmas Themed Unit Meeting and voting for 2019 Leadership Team. We will share Christmas carols, traditions and favorite Christmas memories. UNIT WILL PROVIDE LUNCH! Members are invited to bring a favorite Christmas “goodie” (sweet or not!) to share and a food item for Valley View Food Bank!