United Methodist Women
Greetings from your Leadership Team. Approximately 19 members and 2 guests met for our September meeting on the 13th; one of the guests has chosen to become a new member and we welcome Ann Schrader. The Leadership Team served as hostesses and served a tasty assortment of salads with rolls and cookies.
Our program was The Sacred Space of Self-Care presented by Raylene Shively.
We have just celebrated a successful UMW Sunday learning some of the history of Greeley United Methodist Women.
We also blessed and dedicated our supply of prayer shawls and other comfort items as well as the quilts that are made by Sewing for Service.
October will bring an interesting meeting at 10:00 am for coffee and goodies. Our program will be presented by Carolyn Tarman and help us understand the changes and reorganization of our Conference structure. This should be an interesting presentation as we learn more of the changes taking place in the structure and organization of our Church.
Pennies for Mission 2018
The Leadership team for Greeley United Methodist Women would like to extend our many thanks and appreciation to all who continue to support our “pennies“ project. We will continue to collect pennies each year until United Methodist Women and Greeley FUMC have celebrated 150 years in service. Our current total for 2018 is $219.20 and the total of giving since we began in 2015 is $1580.49.
Please continue to look for information on where the “pennies” are working on the United Methodist Women website www.unitedmethodistwomen.org, on Facebook and YouTube as well as in the copies of Response and New World Outlook available with our map display in the hallway showing the home and world sites supported by United Methodist Women.
Please join us in prayer for the following items from our Prayer Calendar for October:
Domestic Violence Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 7 is World Communion Sunday
October 11 is International Day of the Girl child
October 16 is World Food Day and
October 17-18 is National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths
Raylene Shively, UMW President
The Forget-me-not Ministry was organized to keep in touch with our members who can no longer meet with us regularly. Volunteers do this by making personal visits, sending cards and or placing a phone call. We meet monthly on the first Sunday of every month at 9:15 AM. Something new this year is “phone-buddy” which is someone who can call and check in on members who are not yet ready to leave their homes and are still able to care for themselves unless something unusual happens. Mary Etta Moore and Raylene Schively head up this ministry.
Sewing for Service
Thanks to the anonymous donor or donors of the brand new and slightly used flat sheets we found on the stage in Fellowship Hall recently. WOW! We are so excited to have more material for the backs of the quilts that we make. We will have enough to last awhile. So far this year we have already donated nearly 100 quilts to children in the new Habitat for Humanity homes, Veteran Services, Human Services and Life Stories Child and Family Advocacy (formerly A Kid’s Place).
During the summer months we will be meeting the third Wednesday afternoon of each month (June 20, July 18, and August 15). After Labor Day we will start the regular weekly Wednesday get-togethers. Are you interested or curious about how a quilt is made? We welcome you to stop by and tie a knot or two – or just watch and then join us for lunch!
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Do you know someone who could use a shawl, scarf, port pillow, or “comfort” square? A reminder that this ministry is still alive and well. We have a nice choice available including a couple of quilted shawls. Just contact the church office at 353-5522 or Raylene Shively at firstname.lastname@example.org or 576-0868.
If you would like additional information on how to participate in this United Methodist Women ministries please click the link below.