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 — June 2014
Lots of ads are made to entice us to drink, eat, or buy certain things. I would like to entice you to experience our UMW Summer Refresher. We will be gathering at the home of Dorothy Kammer, 3722 French Rd., Concord, MI, from 11 am till after noon. It’s a time for being refreshed by sharing with our friends and eating together. This event is a good time to invite someone new to UMW. There is not a formal program, but we may have an easy do‐it‐together project to be done while we visit. Our "officers" will provide our lunch. On Wednesday, June 18, let’s meet at the church parking lot to share rides at 10:30 am. To borrow a phrase from an old ad, this could be a "pause that refreshes".
I have recently finished a book from the UMW Reading Program entitled, How Coffee Saved My Life. The author, a young woman, chronicles her year spent in Uruguay serving as an unusual kind of missionary. Journal entries, reflections, and pertinent quotes are tied together in a thought‐provoking way. I found myself pondering, laughing, and crying a little as I became acquainted with her self‐discoveries, cultural learning, and spiritual growth. Her experiences in some small ways paralleled some of my experiences in Argentina 50 years ago. The book will be on the UMW Reading Program Book Cart on June 1st. Check it out!
It’s not too late to register for Mission U, July 17‐18, at Central Michigan U. Call me for help registering on‐line. John and I would like some Albion company there.