United Methodist Women
Faith, Hope, and Love in Action
to be a community of women within the church, to know God, to develop a creative and supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission in the ministry of the churchMembership:
membership is open to any woman who indicates her desire to belong and to participate in the global mission of the church.
At our regular meetings we have a wide variety of speakers who discuss ministries, missions, and personal growth. We also plan service projects, fundraisers, and outreach programs. In the past we have contributed over $4,000 to outreach ministries including: Boys and Girls Club, Hispanic Mission, South Sudan Mission, scouting, scholarships, Food Pantry, youth projects, Methodist Home for Children, Backpack Pals, God Sent Angels, and other district projects.
Out two annual fundraising dinners, the Annual Salad Supper
and the Annual Harvest Dinner
, are always a hit with the the community and are a great opportunity for fellowship and service.
Even before the church's formation, women were a vital element in the Christian life of the families in West End. After the church was organized, the women of West End United Methodist Church were the very first group to be officially organized as a service organization. For one hundred years, they have helped make us who we are today.
"Yours are the only hands with which He can do His work.
Yours are the only eyes through which His compassion
can shine upon a troubled world."
St Theresa of Avila 1515-1582
May Greetings to Our Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Our Methodist Women want to thank all of those who helped us with our Spring Feast Dinner. Through your support, we were able to meet our financial goal of $1,800 and with donations exceeded $1,900. The first half of our meeting was spent evaluating ways to improve next year's dinner.
Linda Donnell gave us a detailed account of how the Shepherd's Table program was inspired by the 2016 Leadership Academy sponsored by our conference that she and Preacher Won attended. Linda developed the Shepherd's Table as an off shoot of the Food Pantry. She reviewed the goals and accomplishments of the program to date. Linda also informed members that the Leadership Academy would be visiting our church in the near future to observe this program in action.
The Fall Festival planning committee provided an update showing we are currently on track for the September 28th event. Teams have been setup including: advertising, baking, publicity, and setup/cleanup. It was agreed by those present that we would use the Girl Scouts to help us with this event.
As our mission of the month for March and April, it was decided that we would donate $100 to the NC Breast Cancer Awareness Organization in support of Shirley Allen's recent battle with this disease and $100 to support our Shepherd's Table.
The program that was scheduled for April's meeting was postponed until our May 13th meeting at 2 pm (a new time). Please join us in May to find out about our county's school age homeless population and efforts to help them.