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.  

For the
month of April 2022, United Methodist Women will again host a Virtual Hamball Luncheon. We'll meet on Zoom for fellowship and lunch at noon on Friday, April 22, but there's more to know about our virtual event all throughout the month of April. Find all the details here!

Monthly General Meetings

Tuesday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m.
All women are invited to a Summer Coffee on Tuesday, June 14, 9:30am in the home of Sandy Bray, 25W208 Setauket Avenue in Naperville. Enjoy fellowship and a program featuring Carrie Zaccarias, director and founder of the non-profit organization "Go With the Flow." This is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals experiencing homelessness or  financial limitations get through "that time of the month" by providng vital feminine products, underwear and toiletries. The primary source of items for distribution are generous donors participating in product drives. "Go With the Flow" serves individuals in Kane and neighboring counties in northwestern Illinois.

United Methodist Women will be collecting feminine products, new underwear of all colors and sizes, and hotel toiletries. These items can be brought to the Summer Coffee at Sandy Bray's. For further information, contact Kathy Carey at percula4344@sbcglobal.net. 

Tuesday, May 3, at 9:30 a.m.
All women are welcome to United Methodist Women's May meeting on Tuesday, May 3, 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall and on Zoom. Nadia Kanhai will present our mission study of the book and documentary film "Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School." Nadia Kanhai is a 30-year member of Grace (short a few months) and a PK (preacher’s kid) with roots in Wisconsin and the Caribbean. After graduating from North Central College, she raised her family in Aurora-Naperville and has been active in the community. She attended UMW’s Leadership Development Days (LDD) in 2017 and 2020 to discern serving as a deaconess and as a general conference delegate. In 2020, she also attended her first Mission U, as it was held virtually that year, and studied the Pushout topic. She was also recruited as the Social Action coordinator for the Aurora District UMW / Prairie Central UWF, where she’s serving in her second year.Nadia credits much of her involvement in the Northern Illinois Conference to Grace mentor Harriet McCabe. She currently serves on several NIC committees, chairs two, and is an elected General Conference delegate.

Tuesday, March 1, at 9:30 a.m.

United Methodist Women will meet ON ZOOM ONLY Tuesday, March 1, at 9:30am (Zoom link opens at 9:00am) for our monthly general meeting. The program will feature Jana Minor, founder of Companions Journeying Together, a non-profit organization that provides a forum to personally impact the emotional, spiritual and social lives of incarcerated women and men and their families and offers a variety of programs designed to build healthy relationships and foster positive communication. 

Tuesday, February 1, at 9:30 a.m. 

United Methodist Women will meet ON ZOOM ONLY Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 9:30 am for our monthly general meeting. The program will be “The Call to Prayer and Self-Denial,” presented by Spiritual Growth Coordinator Diana McIlvane. All women are welcome to attend. Check back here for Zoom details. 

Tuesday, January 18, at 9:30 a.m.

We will meet on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. ON ZOOM ONLY for our annual pledge service and a combined circle meeting. We will discuss how the pledge donations and other donations from our fund-raising events have helped women, children, and youth locally, nationwide, and worldwide. So, bring your own beverage and join us for UMW updates, our pledge service, and fellowship. It is a perfect time of the year to join a wonderful mission-centered group of women or a circle (a smaller group)! We would love to have you!

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.