United Methodist Women

By Phyllis Pepiot

   United Methodist Women (UMW) is a national organization with mission and support of one another as key elements in its foundation. Participation in the Grace Unit of United Methodist Women gives each of us an opportunity for growth in our individual spiritual experiences, as well as experiencing friendships that enhance each of our lives. It is an opportunity to give of our individual spiritual gifts while receiving invaluable insight and gifts from others of different ages and strengths.
   The next all-inclusive unit meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 3, at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Those present have an opportunity to bring a Thank Offering.  In the light of the October church-wide emphasis on the CROP Hunger Walk, our guest speaker will be Virginia Gramarosso from the Northern Illinois Food Bank.  Virginia is no stranger to Grace United Methodist Church, having been a member even before her marriage.  Northern Illinois Food Bank will receive 12.5% of the Naperville CROP Hunger Walk gifts.  
   More intimate groupings of United Methodist Women are circles and purpose-driven groups which include the Book Discussion, Quilt and Craft Groups.  UMW members are free to choose. To learn more about the UMW Groups visit us at (www.peopleofgrace.org/united-methodist-group-meetings). 
   The Craft Group has ramped up its activities to meet every week on Mondays at 9 a.m. as they prepare for Mistletoe Marketplace  which will be held on Saturday, November 11, at 9 a.m. Visit us at (www.peopleofgrace.org/united-methodist-upcoming-events). The Quilt Group has already completed the quilt which will be given away in a drawing that day.  All are invited to contribute homemade baked goods, specialty crafts, and baskets/new items which will be sold that day with all proceeds supporting missions.