United Methodist Women

Join us for our first meeting of the New Year on Saturday, January 19, from 2 pm to 4 pm. in Fellowship Hall. The Birthday Bash XVIII will be fun and a time to celebrate all of our birthdays in 2019. If you would like to participate in the birthday gift exchange game, bring a birthday gift valued from $5 - 7. If not, come anyway! Enjoy cupcakes and make your own ice cream sundaes, too!

Each Birthday Bash we identify a need and give you an opportunity to contribute. This year for our ingathering, we have school bags ready for school supplies. If you prefer not to shop, you can donate a couple of dollars to the effort and we will do the shopping. If you cannot attend the Birthday Bash but would like to contribute to this collection, drop items off in the CUMC Fellowship Hall.

One of the organizations we are gifting with money from the "Winter Woods" Fair is Thrive Communities Massachusetts, based in Lowell. "THRIVE's mission is to empower adults returning from incarceration and to revolutionize the role community members play in their lives upon reentry by organizing and supporting grassroots efforts for restorative reentry, community building, and constituency leadership. When wholeness and justice replace cycles of incarceration and oppression, communities THRIVE."

Sherry Anne Bryant