What's Happening in 2022

For more information on joining UMW, contact Merrilyn Schultz (rgs115@sbcglobal.net). For more information about United Methodist Women, contact UMW President Kathy Carey (percula4344@sbcglobal.net) or peopleofgrace.org/united-methodist-women.  

UMW Book Group

Join the Grace UMW Book Group on the 4th Wednesday of each month in January through October. In November, we will meet on the 30th. We will meet in-person at the church with a ZOOM option to discuss the book of the month. 

Wednesday, September 28 at 12:45 p.m.
The Rent Collector by Camron Wright

The book for October is The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate.
The book for November is The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs.
Please contact Cathy Connor at cathy.connor.05@gmail.com for more information.     


United Methodist Women Give Thanks

All women are invited on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall for our World Thank Offering Program presented by Diana McIlvane, Spiritual Growth coordinator. We will learn a little about the history of World Thank Offering, some of the missions we support, and ways we can show our gratitude to each other. We are looking forward to seeing everyone either in person or by way of Zoom. Please contact the church office for the Zoom link

Mistletoe Marketplace with our Café is Back!

Join the United Methodist Women for their biggest fund raiser for Missions event on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.in Fellowship Hall. There will be many handcrafted items, quilted items, baked goods, and a silent auction of many wonderful items. This year our café will be back at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm.

Along with these items will be our 2022 Mission Quilt drawing. Each year the Quilters of Grace commit to creating beautiful quilt masterpieces in service of mission fundraising. This year’s quilt “Starbright” was pieced, appliqued, and handquilted by the Grace Quilters. Donations for the quilt drawing will be sold online by clicking here beginning October 9 and after worship services on October 23, October 30, and November 6. Donations will be $1.00 for 1 ticket, $5.00 for 6 tickets, or $10.00 for 12 tickets. With your donation, you will receive a quilt pattern. The Quilt Drawing will take place at the Mistletoe Marketplace on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. You do not have to be present to win.

Not able to attend Mistletoe Marketplace, but still want to donate to help support the UMW Mission projects? Donations can be made online by clicking here, or by check made out to Grace United Methodist Women and in the memo section, indicate donation for Mistletoe Marketplace. Checks can be mailed to Grace United Methodist Church, Attn: Grace UMW, 300 E. Gartner Rd., Naperville, IL 60540. All proceeds from Mistletoe Marketplace and the Quilt Drawing benefit UMW Mission projects that support women, youth, and children locally, nationally, and worldwide. Come and bring your friends and help us to provide hope, dignity, and a brighter future for these families. It is only possible with caring, faithful supporters like you!

We look forward to your assistance in helping others in need. For more information, contact UMW President Kathy Carey via email.


Silent Auction Items Request!

Donations are needed for the Silent Auction at Mistletoe Marketplace on Saturday, November 12. New merchandise only, please! Suggested items include:

  • Gift Baskets: design your own or donate items and UMW members will create one (no wine please)
  • Holiday Décor and Home Goods
  • Sports/Entertainment Tickets
  • Gift Cards/Certificates to local businesses
  • Purses, Wallets, Totes
  • Toys, Puzzles, Games
  • Jewelry

All of the money raised will be donated to Missions. Beginning October 17, items may be dropped off in the container marked "Silent Auction" by the cabinets in the Gathering Space no later than Monday, November 7. Contact Ro Willard via email or Darlene Schille via email for more information.

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.