United Methodist Women
The purpose statement of the UMW:
The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
News and Views — May 2013
The saying is that “April showers bring May flowers.” Judging from the amount of rain we have had, there should be plenty of spring and summer flowers to enjoy. One event definitely coming in May is the spring dinner sponsored by the United Methodist Women. The date is Wednesday, May 1st, at 5:30 pm. in Fellowship Lounge. Everyone in the church family is invited to attend, bringing along a friend, sister, spouse, child or grandchild. All are welcome. The meal will be prepared by our eminent chefs, Barbara Stowell and Polly Moore, so you know it will be delicious and healthy. There is no charge for the meal, but donations are welcome, To help in the planning, reservations can be made through your circle chair or by calling Carol at the church. The theme of the program will be “The Child in Everyone.” Part of the entertainment will be bell music provided by Taps and Tones. This is a community group that has been meeting weekly at the church, using the bells and chimes that were donated many years ago by Willa Mae Cheek. The group is composed of some adults, but mostly youth. Do come and see what the young people in Albion are doing.
Circles: The morning circle will have a program, “Celebrating What We See,” presented by Sally Ammerman in Wesley Lounge. The evening circle will have a presentation by Dorothy and Dave Kammer on “China: A New Perspective,” including slides and information from their visit to China and Tibet. This will be at the home of Alice Cook, 118 Bushong Drive. All are welcome to attend these programs.
The Linus Project began years ago, initially as a UMW project. The group meets at 10 am on fourth Tuesdays to work on quilts that are given to children in hospitals or in need. Some members make knitted baby blankets, which go to the Native American reservation in Montana, where Eva Rottenbiller’s son is a doctor. We also provided fleece blankets for the Healthy Baby Day last fall. Barb Stowell coordinates the group and provides a great lunch. It’s a time to get together with others and work on a very worthwhile project.
The summer refresher is a time for all the women of the church to get together relax, share conversation, concerns, and joys, while enjoying the summer weather. This year’s date is June 16th, and will be at the home of Evelyn Gedman, 15330 Behling Road, beginning about 10am, and ending after lunch. Lunch is provided by the executive team of UMW.
Mark these dates on your calendar and plan to join us. United Methodist Women is for all the women of the church!
UMW Leadership Team