United Methodist Women

On the weekend of June 22-24, we can watch the hummingbirds zoom in to the feeder on the deck, listen to the loons calling across the lake, feel the cool water and gentle waves against our skin as we float or swim, and bask in the fellowship of a wonderful group of women enjoying time together. These are just a few of the enticements that draw us to our annual UMW Retreat at Marcia Hoyt's house on Long Lake in Harrison, Maine. Our theme this year centers around "A Potpourri: Love. Grow. Serve".

Would you like to join us on our retreat? We have room for at least 16 women, and more if you can manage the sofa in the cool basement or a sleeping bag on the rug. There is time for swimming, sunning on the boat dock, relaxing on the deck, shopping, reading, doing needlework, talking, etc. There is laughter and fun, theme reflection time, and Chapel on the Deck on Sunday morning.

Every woman is invited.! Cost is $30 per person — payable in cash to Annette Porter, preferably before the retreat, plus your own money for Friday lunch when we arrive at Marie's Restaurant close to Long Lake, money for shopping and possibly lunch on Saturday and perhaps a local church supper on Saturday evening. Bring your own sheets and pillowcase for twin beds or a sleeping bag for on top of the mattress, and towels. Marcia has pillows and blankets. Everyone pitches in to help in some way. We try to make this as relaxing a weekend as possible!! Sign up on The Table in Fellowship Hall, or by contacting Annette at 508-653-3926 or arporter20@gmail.com no later than Sunday, June 17.

We continue to collect tea bag tags which go to purchase equipment for the Shriner's Burn Centers, Labels for Education from General Mills products which are split between Cooper Community Center in Roxbury and Henderson Settlement in KY, and aluminum can tabs which help obtain eyeglasses for people who cannot afford them. Please help us in this mission outreach by continuing to turn in these items. We will pass them on… Thank you!