What's Happening in August and September... 

UMW Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, August 28

Join us on Wednesday, August 28, at 12:45 p.m. in the Fireside Room. This month's book is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. All attendees should bring their own lunch and drink, for a picnic style gathering.  Contact Mary Abe (abzabe@msn.com) for more information

UMW General Meeting

Tuesday, September 3

United Methodist Women General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 3, in the Fellowship Hall at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be Barb Kreski, a registered horticulture therapist. She is the former Director of Horticulture Therapy at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The title of her talk is “Nurturing Nature.”  She will discuss her profession, provide information on sacred references to plants, and share fascinating research studies with us. In addition, she will give us practical ideas and activities to help ourselves and others by engaging with nature.  The Mary Circle of UMW will host a continental breakfast before the meeting. All are welcome to attend. Contact Phyllis Pepiot (ppepiot@gmail.com) for more information. 

UMW Fireside Financial Chat

Monday, September 23 

Fireside Financial Chat will be hosted by the United Methodist Women on Monday, September 23, featuring guest speaker, Charles Brown, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Dessert and coffee will be served before the meeting. 

Mr. Charles R.P. Brown III is the CEO and Portfolio Manager of CB3 Financial Group, Inc. His presentation is entitled, “The Markets and Your Money.” He also will provide information about charitable giving. Mr. Brown has been trading commodities and stocks for thirty-plus years.  He has written numerous financial articles and a book, Not Your Father’s Retirement.  An experienced lecturer, he has appeared on national TV with his economic opinions and news.  He is known for his ability to “explain complex topics in his ‘everyman’ conversational style.”  Apart from the financial world, he is an accomplished musician and performed in Carnegie Hall at age 17. He currently is an active member and performs in the Moody Church Orchestra in Chicago. 

Note that Mr. Brown’s scheduled talk in February was canceled because of inclement weather. We are grateful to have him as our guest in September.  All are welcome to attend. Contact Phyllis Pepiot (ppepiot@gmail.com) for more information. 

UMW Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, September 25

Join us on Wednesday, September 25, at 12:45 p.m. in the Fireside Room. This month's book is The Clockmakers Daughter by Kate Morton. All attendees should bring their own lunch and drink, for a picnic style gathering. Contact Mary Abe (abzabe@msn.com) for more information

Looking Ahead in 2019... 

Tuesday, October 1, 9 a.m..
Title:  World Thank Offering
Speaker: Katy Klepper, Ruth Wills
Sarah Circle

Mistletoe Marketplace (No UMW General Meeting) 

Tuesday, December 3, 9 a.m..
Title: Christmas Around the World 
Speaker: Special Music
Christmas Buffet—International Foods, Potluck

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 2019: 

Spiritual Growth Study: Practicing Resurrection: The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship
Geographic Study: TBA
Social Justice Study: TBA