United Methodist Women
Greetings from your Leadership Team. Apologies for missing yet another month in the newsletter. We have celebrated the United Methodist Women’s 150th Birthday with cake and coffee on March 14th with 18 members and one guest. Sione and Olympia Tukutau joined us for the meeting which included a short business portion and a short presentation of our history for both the national organization and the Greeley United Methodist Women which began just a few years later. We have just had another very meaningful gathering on April
11 to prepare for Easter by enjoying the presentation of “Were you There” by Mary Cay Utterbach. Once again, we had 18 members present to share this amazing message and prepare us for Easter Week. We also said goodbye to three of our members, who have recently passed away, with a memorial recognition. These were: Judy DeBey, Bonnie Schoonover and Merle Smith. These sisters will be sincerely missed. Please plan to join us on May 9th at 1:30 pm in Fellowship Hall to share with your United Methodist Women sisters in a time of learning and fellowship. We ask your continued prayers for our leaders as the conference adjustments continue for the churches and our organization.
Pennies for Mission 2019
The Leadership team for Greeley United Methodist Women would like to extend our many thanks and appreciation to all who continue to generously support our “pennies” project. We will continue to collect pennies each year until United Methodist Women and Greeley FUMC have celebrated 150 years in service. Our total for 2019 as of April 14 is $140.35 and the total of giving since we began in 2015 is $1,807.49. We have added a new container for the dimes for Relay for Life. This is an important piece of our mission work, so please help us help Relay for Life. Please continue to look for information on
where the “pennies” are working on the United Methodist Women website www.unitedmethodistwomen.org, on Facebook and YouTube as well as in the copies of Response and New World Outlook available with our map display in the hallway showing the home and world sites supported by United Methodist Women. Please join us in prayers for United Methodist Women as we move forward through the next 150 years of service with women, children, youth and their families. Remember our church leaders as we work toward the celebration of our own 150th birthday in service to the city of Greeley and beyond.
The Forget-me-not Ministry was organized to keep in touch with our members who can no longer meet with us regularly. Volunteers do this by making personal visits, sending cards and or placing a phone call. We meet monthly on the first Sunday of every month at 9:15 AM. Something new this year is “phone-buddy” which is someone who can call and check in on members who are not yet ready to leave their homes and are still able to care for themselves unless something unusual happens. Mary Etta Moore and Raylene Schively head up this ministry.
Sewing for Service
Thanks to the anonymous donor or donors of the brand new and slightly used flat sheets we found on the stage in Fellowship Hall recently. WOW! We are so excited to have more material for the backs of the quilts that we make. We will have enough to last awhile. So far this year we have already donated nearly 100 quilts to children in the new Habitat for Humanity homes, Veteran Services, Human Services and Life Stories Child and Family Advocacy (formerly A Kid’s Place).
During the summer months we will be meeting the third Wednesday afternoon of each month (June 19, July 17, and August 21, 2019). After Labor Day we will start the regular weekly Wednesday get-togethers. Are you interested or curious about how a quilt is made? We welcome you to stop by and tie a knot or two – or just watch and then join us for lunch!
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Do you know someone who could use a shawl, scarf, port pillow, or “comfort” square? A reminder that this ministry is still alive and well. We have a nice choice available including a couple of quilted shawls. Just contact the church office at 353-5522 or Raylene Shively at firstname.lastname@example.org or 576-0868.
If you would like additional information on how to participate in this United Methodist Women ministries please click the link below.