United Methodist Women

(First Thursday of most months)
(see below for exact 2021 dates & times)

The UMW’s Purpose: We are 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.” 

The United Methodist Women (or UMW) is a denominational-wide organization (the largest faith organization for women in the world, with 800,000 members globally)!  The UMW offers all Methodist women opportunities for spiritual growth, leadership development, transformative education and service and advocacy.  Its current advocacy priorities are climate justice, economic inequality, maternal and child health, and ending criminalization of communities of color and mass incarceration.  They also support immigration reform and advocate on behalf of refugees’ rights.  The UMW is pro-choice and supportive of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.  Local units, such as at PEUMC, are open to all women of all backgrounds.   The UMW is open to all women and advocates for women’s rights regardless, locally and globally, of income, sexual orientation, race, age, or other backgrounds. 

     The PEUMC unit of the UMW meets on the first Thursday of most month (see below for exact times & dates).  The unit has a rotating presidential office, but the contact for UMW is Mary H. (715-887-3758)
     Meetings include a light lunch or dessert, devotions, business portion, and special program.
     Activities include: annual bazaar (in November) and other various mission projects & requests throughout the year.
     Missions: Heartland District pledge, gifts in memory, thank offering, special mission recognitions, gifts to Opportunity Development Center, Family Center, Hmong House of Good News, Northcott Neighborhood House, and a scholarship for a female Mid-State student.

2021 PEUMC UMW Meeting Schedule

-Thurs., Sept. 2nd, 2021 – 12:15 pm (healthy snack)
     Program: The Dignity of Work – by Diane
     President: LuAnn
     Location: PEUMC Fellowship Hall

-October – no meeting

-Sat., Nov. 6th – Annual Bazaar (cancelled)
   A “Ghost Bazaar” will take place throughout October)

-Thurs., Nov. 11th, 2021 – 9:30 am (Thank You Brunch)
     Program: The Give & Take of Gratitude – by Mary
     President: Mary
     Location: PEUMC Fellowship Hall

-Thurs., Dec. 2nd, 2021 – 12:15 pm (Christmas Tea)
    Program: The Gift of Mentoring – by Sara
    President: Becky
    Location: PEUMC Fellowship Hall

2021 District/Conference UMW Meeting Schedule

-Sat., Sept. 18th – North Central District Annual
                                Gathering
                                Location: PEUMC
                                CANCELLED – due to virus concerns.

-Fri.-Sat., Oct. 15-16 – Wisconsin Conference Annual
                                       Gathering
                                       Location: Baraboo First UMC
                                       Virtual or In-Person
Register: Wisconsin Conference United Methodist Women – Home (wisconsinumw.org)

Circle of Friends

(Second Wednesday of most months)
(see below for exact 2021 dates & times)

Circle of Friends is a smaller, more intimate version of United Methodist Women (UMW).

What takes place at the meetings?
   –Devotions & programs
   –Refreshments
   –UMW-related business
Activities:
   –help with the UMW bazaar
   –sell Rada cutlery (see below)
   –fund Mission Projects (locally & abroad)

2021 Circle of Friends Meeting Schedule

-Wed., Sept. 8th, 2021 – 1:00 pm
     Devotions: Sara, Pat
     Hostess: Sara, Pat
     Location: PEUMC Fellowship Hall

-Wed., Oct. 13th, 2021 – 1:00 pm
      Devotions: Diane, Carol Ann
      Hostess: Diane, Carol Ann
      Location: PEUMC Fellowship Hall

-November – no meeting

-Wed., Dec. 9th, 2021 – 1:00 pm
    Devotions: Mary, Midge
    Hostess: Maribeth, LuAnn
    Location: PEUMC Fellowship Hall

Rada Cutlery for Sale

Bagel Knife —                       $7.00
Cheese Knife —                    $7.75
Cook Utility —                      $7.50
Deluxe Peeler —                  $7.50
Granny Fork —                     $5.75
Granny Paring Knife —       $4.75
Handi-Stir —                        $6.00
Heavy Duty Paring —         $5.00
Mini-Server —                     $6.25
Party Spreader —                $6.25
Regular Parer —                  $4.75
Serrated Food Chopper — $5.50
Serrated Slicer —                $8.00
Super Spreader —               $7.00
Tomato Slicer —                  $5.75
Vegetable Peeler —            $6.75

PLEASE CALL MARY H. (715-887-3758)
for orders and additional information.

Sunshine Reading Circle

(meets as needed)

The Sunshine Reading Circle is a book club based on the National United Methodist Women’s reading list.  This reading program encourages members to think critically about current issues through an annual selection of member-reviewed books.  This group is an excellent opportunity to deepen your spirituality and broaden your understanding of the United Methodist Women’s Mission Work.

For more information call Lucy S. (715-325-2841)
                                       or Diane S. (715-887-4373)