United Methodist Women

This year our Call to Prayer & Self-Denial observance will be Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 10:30 am in CUMC Fellowship Hall. Ginger Livingstone and Adele Goldenbaum will lead our program "Learning for a Lifetime: Developing Leaders". The special offering received will support national and international programs that develop leaders of all ages. These programs will offer educational opportunities to the underserved and marginalized. Projects will include (but not limited to) child development and after-school programs, GED and ESL programs, job readiness, life skills and livelihood training, scholarships, workshops and seminars, informal and formal educational opportunities. One hundred percent of the offering will go to the projects receiving the grants.

All women are invited to join us for fellowship and this important topic at 10:30 am.

"Empowering Girls—Empowering Women" is the theme for the Central MA Spring Gathering of United Methodist Women on Saturday, April 21, at Wilmington UMC. Our speaker will be Kelsey Ridley, physics teacher and RED (Robotics, Engineering, and Design) team advisor at Matignon High School in Cambridge, MA. Having Civil and Environment Engineering degrees from UC Berkeley and MIT, she has experience in being empowered to pursue such a field and is passionate about helping students discover and nurture a love for STEM subjects and having the confidence to pursue their own passions. She has experience volunteering with women/minority empowerment organizations. Come and learn about easy ways to help empower girls and young women in your family, church, and neighborhood.

" 'For whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst, but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life. (John 4:14)'

"Your gift of $275 to Water Mission has changed a life—from easing the burden of a woman who spent hours every day collecting contaminated water, to making it possible for a child to attend school rather than suffer from waterborne illnesses, to sharing God’s love with an entire community—and for that we thank you.

"Water Mission's vision is that no one should perish from lack of safe water or the opportunity to experience the love of God. Since 2001, supporters like you have enabled us to serve more than 3.3 million people. Together, we are reaching out to those in need by being the hands and feet of Jesus. Your partnership provides those we serve an opportunity to hear about the true Living Water—Jesus Christ.

"Thank you so much for your support, through prayer and finances. Your generosity is making a difference in the lives of people who lack access to safe water.

"Blessings, Kevin Herr, Church Partnership Manager"