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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 — September 2014
September—oh, what a wonderful time of year! I really like it. It becomes cooler, and then it is a beautiful time of year: just notice the leaves. They change from green to yellow-pink, and then a bright red. Oh, what a sight! You just have to find time to go for a ride through the country. Also look at the trees: the bark changes color. By the end of September it will be black instead of the light tan it has been all summer. You just can’t miss enjoying this time of year. But we also hope you enjoyed the summer.
Another thing this time of year means is activity. School begins, it’s back to work for teachers and also for parents preparing their children to go. I am all through that time of life but have enjoyed watching the children walk by to Harrington School. Now with that closed, I can’t even do that any more. A school bus does stop by out street as it picks up children across the street. Life keeps changing but that’s life. It would be boring if it always stayed the same.
Getting back to activity, the United Methodist Women has it too. There is an Albion District UMW Annual Celebration in Bellevue on September 13th. [Please check with the office to verify the location!] It’s a nice event: please mark your calendar. Then don’t forget the circles start. The Monday evening circle meets September 22nd, with potluck and sharing. The Thursday morning circle meets September 18th for summer sharing.
Well, I guess summer vacation is over and it’s back to work for all of us. Our calendar for September looks full, now enjoy!
Your friend with God,