What's Happening in April ... 

What is the UMW Hamball Luncheon?

Alternative planned Hamball Luncheon is so many things to so many people. It’s delicious Hamballs. It’s salads of all kinds, including German Potato Salad! It’s pies, oh so many pies! It’s fellowship, friendship, laughter, and gathering of our community together to create lasting memories. It’s women and men working together, making hamballs, making potato salad, serving the public, and even washing the dishes. Yes, Hamball is all those things and more, but most importantly, it is about raising money for missions to help those locally and internationally.
This truly spectacular day, in its original format, is not going to be possible this year in order to keep us all safe in these uncertain times. This could have meant the money raised for missions would be lost.

Our wonderful ladies of United Methodist Women, however, would not accept this notion.  During this time of so much uncertainty, our mission-giving is more important than ever.  So, they got creative and decided to host a Virtual UMW Hamball Luncheon instead of the Traditional Hamball Luncheon.
What exactly is a Virtual Hamball Luncheon? 

It’s an amazing way to raise money for missions and keep everyone safe. This is how the Virtual Hamball Event will work. In the month of April, we are asking everyone who would have made salads or pies and/or purchased tickets at $12.00 each to donate the money they would have spent at peopleofgrace.org/hamball-tickets. Or you may send a check made out to Grace United Methodist Women, Attn: Grace UMW, 300 East Gartner Road, Naperville, 60540.
It’s a simple and easy way to make an impact both locally and internationally in the communities that United Methodist Women support while staying safe and following the guidelines set forth by the CDC, the United Methodist Church, and the government during the COVID-19 crisis.  

If you want more specifics of UMW mission giving click here to see where the money was used last year.

Looking Ahead in 2020... 

Tuesday, June 23, at 9: 15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Summer Coffee at the Home of Sandy Bray 

Tuesday, September 1 , at 9 a.m.
Program: Organizing for the Home
Speaker: Barbara Tischler, The Clutter Coah- Organizing Services for the Home and Office
Hostess: UMW Leadership Team

Tuesday, October 6, at 9 a.m.
Program: World Thank Offering
Speaker: Katy Klepper and Ruth Wills
Hostess: UMW Book and Quilt Group

Mistletoe Marketplace 
Saturday, November 7, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Activity Center 
More details to come. 

Tuesday, December 1, at 9 a.m.
Program: "Mary's Legacy," Remembrance Service and Installation of Officers for 2021
Speaker: TBD
Hostess: UMW Sarah Circle

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 2020: 

Spiritual Growth Study: Finding Peace in an Anxious World editied by Erin James-Brown
Issue Study:
Pushout:The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris