United Methodist Women
UMW Purpose Statement
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 — November 2014
An Invitation to ALL Women of First UMC: Come “Celebrate Life” With Our Nonagenarians
- Fellowship Lounge at 9:30 am
- Thursday, November 6, 2014
- Brunch catered by Nora’s and More
- Reservations by Monday, November 3, 2014
- $7 at the door
- Call the church office, 629-9425, or a circle chairperson.
As of this date, there have been no women in our congregation die in the past year. Instead of our usual “Remembrance” time, several of our nonagenarians are going to bless us with their wisdom, in person or by recorded interviews. Come join us for this special time of sharing.
Expect to receive your invitation to Ingathering this month.
I took two beautiful baby blankets made by our Piecemakers for the ingathering at West Michigan Conference UMW Annual Celebration in Petoskey on October 18th. From the hundreds of quilts contributed, one of ours was chosen for the afternoon altar decoration. Bishop Kiesey, along with all attending, blessed all these works of love to be sent to African babies. It was a joyful time to stay at Lake Louise on Friday evening after being thrilled by the vibrant, colorful landscapes and the good times with old and new friends. The Petoskey UMW served us with wonderful warmth, hospitality, and abundance. I was not only inspired by the speaker, Vickie Newkirk, but also by the fact that there were babies and young children in the child care room, and of course, their mothers, in addition to college students and the usual faithful elders in attendance. I never return empty from one of these UMW events beyond our local unit. God blesses abundantly
Blessings Always, Donna Willliams