United Methodist Women

Come for our annual Fun and Fellowship Event on Saturday, October 7, in Fellowship Hall at Community UMC. Each fall we enjoy working as a community of women with a new craft or entertaining activity during this meeting. All hands on deck for "A Wrapping Party" of stocking stuffers to fill our Fair decoration stockings. Family Promise is delighted that we will fill our stockings for the children at its holiday party. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall (or call 508-358-4310 and leave a message) so we know how to plan.

We will also collect and dedicate our World Thank Offering, an offering given by an individual in gratitude for all the blessings she has enjoyed in the past year. Bring your filled blue World Thank Offering box or bring your offering in a sandwich baggie, or write a check to United Methodist Women.

All women are invited to join us from 1:00-3:00 pm and have a good time together. Dessert refreshments will be served by our hostesses.

Plan to attend our annual Conference United Methodist Women meeting, Saturday, October 21, at First U.M. Church in Bangor, ME.. Come for an overnight away with other women in our New England Conference who have a heart for mission. We will hear from Deaconess Mollie Vickery on the topic "Maternal and Child Health", wellness for women and girls before, during and after motherhood. Registration is $15.00, begins at 9 am, and includes lunch. An ingathering of school supplies for the United Methodist Economic Ministry in Salem and Howland, ME will be collected. Registration forms are available for sign-up. We are carpooling from the parking lot on Friday afternoon and will return Saturday night. Let Ginger know if you want to go.

Our "Stocking Secrets" Fair is quickly approaching on Saturday, November 18. Please help us out before and/or on the big day. Make things for the Gift Boutique; the Bake and Candy Shops, the Cookie Corner , Christmas Shop, etc. Dig out your old jewelry and collectibles and leave in the CUMC Church Office. Bring saleable country store items to the stage area at CUMC starting Nov. 1st. Mark your calendar, sign up, and plan to help, plan to come, plan to enjoy!

We need many helpers for the pie making workshops: Tues., Oct. 17_ Thurs., Oct. 26__Mon., Oct. 30__and Fri. Nov. 3 if needed__ all at 1:00 pm in the church kitchen. All are welcome! Many hands make light work! We need pie helpers to peel, cut, measure, cut in shortening, roll, shape, fill shells, flute edges, and more. Proceeds from our Fair go to mission outreach projects and organizations that assist those in need in all areas of the globe. Sign up on the pie sheet on The Table. or let Sherry Anne know if you can help by calling 508-358-4310.

Christmas Craft workshop is underway at Shirley Lowe's house on Tuesday mornings.and will meet Oct. 10, 17, 24, and Nov. 7. Looking for anyone who enjoys making Christmas/winter items and decorations..

NEW! Fun Fair Crafting evenings on Thursdays 6:30 - 7:45. Judi will furnish projects for us to make or finish. Looking to see you then.

Sherry Anne Bryant, President