United Methodist Women

Leaves are beginning to turn, the air is cooler and crisper, and we are heading into a very busy season of meetings, workshops, etc. All women are invited to join us for as many events as you can.

United Methodist Women is far more than a simple organization of Christian women. It is a sign of hope for women in this country and throughout the world." What we do makes a difference!

Come for our annual Fun and Fellow-ship Event on Saturday, October 19, in Fellowship Hall. Each fall we enjoy working with a new craft or entertaining activity during this meeting. All hands on deck for "Games Galore" at 2:00 pm.. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall (or call 508-358-4310 and leave a message) so we know how to plan. All women are invited.

We will also collect and dedicate our World Thank Offering, an offering given by individuals in gratitude for all the blessings they have received 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.

Plan to attend our annual Conference United Methodist Women meeting, Saturday, October 26, at First United Methodist Church in Guilford, NH. We will hear from Marge Roberson who works with the Metrowest Worker Center and Metrowest Immigrant Solidarity Network.

Registration is $15.00, begins at 9 am, and includes lunch. An ingathering of non-perishable foods will go to CornerBridge, a local NH service agency. Registration forms are available for sign-up. We are carpooling. Let Sherry Anne know if you are going.

Our "Snowman Fantasy" Fair is quickly approaching on Saturday, November 23. Make things for the Gift Boutique, the Bake and Candy Shops, the Cookie Corner , Christmas Shop, etc. Dig out your old jewelry and collectibles__you may leave them in the CUMC Church Office ahead of time. 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:

Fri., Oct. 18__Tues., Oct. 22__ Fri. Oct., 25 __and Tues., Oct. 29 all at 12:30 pm in the CUMC church kitchen. All are welcome! Many hands make light work! We need help-ers to peel, cut, measure, cut in shortening, roll, shape, fill shells, flute edges, and more. Proceeds from our Fair go to mission out-reach 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 Sher-ry Anne know if you can help any of the days by calling 508-358-4310 and leaving a mes-sage.

Christmas Craft workshop is underway at Shirley Lowe's house on Monday mornings at 9:30 am and will meet Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, and Nov. 4 and 11. Our elves are looking for anyone who enjoys helping to make Christmas/winter items and decorations. All are welcome to come with ideas….

Thursday Evening Fair Crafters from 6:30 - 7:45 pm. In the CUMC Library. Judi has projects to make or finish, or bring your own. Choir follows for singers. Looking to see you then.

Women's Retreat 2019!
That's right, the next women's retreat is scheduled! We will be meeting at First UMC on Friday, October 11th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, and Saturday October 12th, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The theme this year - Fruit of the Spirit: Galatians 5:22-23. We will learn what the fruit of the Spirit is, how to identify it, and how to develop it in our lives. We'll have music, crafts, discussion, fellowship. a great lunch, and the presence of Christ in our midst. Save the date! See Bonnie-jean Rowe for an application.