United Methodist Women

UMW Did you know?

 We have a Reading Program. The Reading Program encourages members to think critically about current issues through an annual selection of member-reviewed books. It offers an opportunity to deepen spirituality and broaden understanding of mission work.

    

We have Leadership Development Days. Events for United Methodist Women members and leaders organized by the national organization three times a year. Leadership development equips members and provides for organizational growth. The Peaks and Plains District starts the year with our leadership development in late January early February and is a one day event held at one of the member churches.

 A Day Apart is coming. This year it will be at Sterling Faith UMC, July 28 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. A time to share spirituality with other United Methodist Women in our conference. This year’s guest speakers are Drs. Miok & Mike Fowler. Focus on environmental justice: One Breath and One Sip at a Time. Registration is due by July 20,2018

Mission U: Is an opportunity for reflection and informed action through education opportunities and resources. Each Mission U event offers classes on spiritual growth, a geographic area and a social issue. It is an opportunity to study current issues impacting society based on recent mission study topics. Mission U is open to members and non-members of United Methodist Women.

MISSION U IS COMING: This year it is going to be at First United Methodist Church, Ft. Collins. This year’s study subjects are Embracing Wholeness, What About Our Money?, & Missionary Conferences.

(Missionary Conferences offered only Sat., July 14) It is a 2 day event July 13-14 & registration is available on line at HTTPS://www.RMCU.org/mission U.

If you are interested in any of these events, contact Raylene Shively or any one of our officers.

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 $136.25 and the total of giving since we began in 2015 is $1497.34 as of May 20.

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.

Prayer focuses for June and July are;

June 12 - World Day against Child Labor.

June 17 - Fathers Day - all “fathers and father figures”

July 4 - Independence Day - freedom and safety for all

United Methodist Women News

Greetings from your Leadership Team. Our second year as a single Unit without Circles is half-way complete. In May we enjoyed a delicious supper with about 20 of our members including Pastor Sione. Marcia Schafer was our guest speaker sharing information about what RSVP does in our community. There are many services besides shopping for those unable to get out to do their own. We will continue to learn more about such services as we continue the program year.

Our next meeting will be the evening of June 14th at 5:30 pm at the home of Ulafay Fry - 2618 Buena Vista Drive. This will be our potluck meeting with a main dish of fried chicken provided and side dishes and dessert contributed by the rest of us.

We also would like to encourage your attendance at the 2018 Mission U event to be held July 13-14 at First UMC Fort Collins. This is an opportunity to attend without a long drive. Registration information can be found near the West entrance to the church or online at http//.rmcumw.org/events/missionu/. Our group is helping provide breakfast for the Friday (July 13) sessions.

The next event is A Day Apart on August 28 at Sterling Faith UMC. Registration forms will be available near the West entrance to the church in the brochure rack or simply call Ulafay Fry at 330-5055 or Raylene Shively at 576-0868. Registrations are due by July 20.

Come join us for the June picnic and have a great summer.

Raylene Shively, UMW President

Forget-Me-Not Ministry 

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 shivelyray@gmail.com or 576-0868.

If you would like additional information on how to participate in this United Methodist Women ministries please click the link below.