What's Happening in April ...

All in-person meetings have been suspended until further notice.

Virtual Hamball Luncheon

April 2021

Due to the CDC and the United Methodist Church Guidelines, the United Methodist Women will once again be having a Virtual Hamball Luncheon instead of the traditional Hamball Luncheon.

Our Hamball Luncheon is one of our ways to raise money for our missions locally, nationally, and globally. Again, this year, our mission giving remains critically important. The “No-Cal” Virtual Hamball Luncheon 2021 will be celebrated the entire month of April!

How can you help? During the month of April, we are asking everyone who would have made salads or pies and/or purchased tickets ($12 each), to donate the money they would have spent to UMW Missions. These donations can be made online by clicking here or you may send a check made out to Grace United Methodist Women, Attn: Grace UMW, 300 East Garner Road, Naperville, 60540.

If you want more information on the UMW mission giving, click here to see where the money was used last year. Help us to continue to support our missions that serve children, youth and women in need around the world. We can make a difference!

Looking Ahead in 2021... 

Tuesday, May 4, at 9 a.m.
Program: Families Helping Families
Speaker: Vicki Joseph, Families Helping Families

Tuesday, June 15, at 9 a.m.
Program: Summer Coffee

Tuesday, September 7, at 9 a.m.
Program: Kids Above All (formetly Child Serv) 
Speaker: Catherine Inserra, Manager of Faith & Community Relations

Tuesday, October 5, at 9 a.m.
Program: World Thank Offering
Speaker: Spiritual Growth Coordinators

Tuesday, November 13, at 9 a.m.
Program: Mistletoe Marketplace

Tuesday, December , at 9 a.m.
Program: Christmas Cookie Exchange
Speaker: TBD

Mission U:

Learning Together for Transformation of the World  

For participants, Mission u is an opportunity to study current issues impacting society based on current mission study topics with particular attention to the responsibilities of women in fulfilling the mission work of the church. Participants grow in understanding the mission of the church in the current world context; conference events are open to members and non-members of United Methodist Women.

Study Topics for 2021: 

  • Finding Peace in an Anxious World
  • Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
  • Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom: Living Into the Church’s Moral Witness through Radical Discipleship
  • A Youth Study: Becoming Peacemakers in a Culture of Violence
  • A Children’s Study: Responding to Violence