United Methodist Women
Greetings from your Leadership Team. We truly enjoyed our picnic in June, gathering once again at the home of Ulafay Fry, willing a rain shower to stop so we could enjoy her gardens as we shared our meal. As we helped dry our tables and chairs, we shared the company of each other and the fellowship of the evening. We have been busy continuing this summer to prepare for the new season. Nine of our members attended the Day Apart in Estes Park in July and truly shared a meaningful experience.
As we begin to plan for the rest of this year, we will also be sharing in the church’s 150th Celebration beginning with UMW Sunday on September 22nd. We will share some fun items from "Then and Now" for Greeley United Methodist Women. We ask for your continued prayers for our leaders as the changes continue for the churches in our new conference and our women’s organization.
Pennies for Mission 2019
A project sponsored by Greeley United Methodist Women
Just over 150 years ago, a few women organized for mission as the Women’s Foreign Missionary Society - they sent their first missionaries into the field in India within the first year on the giving theme of two cents a week and prayer pledged by those early members. The need is still present in the world, except things cost more. Your Greeley leadership team has asked you to help us go the “second mile” in giving “One Cent a Day and Prayer” toward our mission giving for the last 5 years. We will continue this project until April 26, 2020, when we celebrate our church’s 150th Anniversary.
We have sent portions of your generous support to the District treasurer to include in the pledges made to the Conference. Other portions have been used locally to support Envision, Life Stories (formerly “A Kid’s Place”), Transitional House, and A Woman’s Place as well as funding a continued scholarship at Aims.
Other amounts support Kairos (a prison ministry) and Sewing for Service. Please check our current display for copies of Response magazine and maps showing where funds are used by the worldwide organization of United Methodist Women.
Sewing for Service
Even during the HOT days of summer, we know that winter is coming. Are you thinking that you will need a warm comforter? Or maybe you are already thinking about Christmas gifts. Or a new baby in the family or the neighborhood. Plan to check out the handmade quilts on display when the United Methodist Women conduct the services on Sunday, September 22nd. There will be a stack of smaller quilts for babies or children that you can
choose from, as well as colorful quilts from single bed to queen size available. Reasonable prices.
Starting in September, Sewing for Service will resume meeting weekly, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 until lunch is served at 3:30. Join the fun!
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.