United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women

St. Andrew’s UMW’s Virtual Mission Event

 Monday, October 26, 2020

7:00 pm

Speaker – Dr. Tracy Persily, Primary Care Specialist
Jefferson Health

Topic – Women’s Health and Stress Management

A Zoom invitation will be sent to all St. Andrew’s UMW members.

Or to request an invitation, please email:

Nina Kemps at NKemps@verizon.net

or

Connie DiRocco at conniedirocco@verizon.net

 Looking forward to seeing you on Zoom!

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Remember Your Pledge

Now 2 ways to send your contribution:

Mail to our Treasurer, Carol Allen,  at 7 Privet Circle, Marlton, NJ 08053

or

VENMO to @Amy-McCausland-1

Please note “UMW Pledge”

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Mum Fundraiser Wrap-up

This year’s mums were full of buds and as beautiful, as always!  From the $1743 worth of mums sold, we realized a profit of $655.35.  This amount will be split with the church.  35 mums were purchased as gifts for shut-ins and members who are having difficulty getting out during the pandemic.

We are grateful to so many who helped with this fundraiser:  to Colleen Mc Quade for chairing this event, to all who purchased mums for themselves or for a shut-in, to all who came out to help unload the truck, sort and tag the flowers, to those who helped with curb side delivery and to Sharon (Colleen’s friend) who was there throughout the day.  Also, thank you to the UMM’s Ken Saunders and Jerry Jones who helped deliver the mums to shut-ins along with our UMW ladies.

Gateway South District UMW Winter Meeting

On February 8th, St.  Andrew’s UMW hosted the Gateway South District UMW’s winter meeting.  The program was presented by Dr. Dianne Browne from Camden Healthy Start.  Dr. Brown and her colleague spoke on

“Reducing Infant Mortality”.

Thank you, to all of the St. Andrew’s ladies who helped make this event a success and who contributed to the baby item in-gathering.

Purpose of United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

Living our vision

♦ United Methodist Women is turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.

♦ We provide opportunities and resources to grow spiritually, become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith into action.

♦ We are organized for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action.

♦ We equip women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments and churches.

♦ We work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems.

♦ We provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.

What is a “Circle”?

UMW Circles are small groups of women who come together for a time of spiritual growth, prayer, education, and fellowship

 When do Circles meet?

Circles meet monthly from September through June

 What program materials are used?

Circles use a variety of programs which include the annual UMW Program Book, DVDs with study guide and other spiritual related study guides and materials

How do I join a Circle?  (During the pandemic, Circle meetings are off schedule and virtually. To receive a Zoom invitation, please email Connie DiRocco at conniedirocco@verizon.net.)

Each Circle is as unique as its members. We recommend you visit each Circle to find the right fit for you.

Anna Circle: Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the church lounge.

Elizabeth Circle: Meets the 1st Sunday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the church lounge.

Esther Circle: Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 11:15 a.m. at an area restaurant for lunch and then gathers at 1:00 p.m. in a church conference room or lounge.

Martha Circle: Meets the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the church lounge. Babysitting is available.

St. Andrew’s UMW in Action

Local and National Missions:

  • Neighborhood Center in Camden
  • Neighborhood Center Library
  • Saints Prison Ministry
  • Campus Ministry for College and Military Personnel
  • Youth Mission Trip
  • UM Communities of Collingswood
  • Little Hands Little Feet Clothing Ministry
  • Camden Forward School
  • Ranch Hope/Victory House
  • Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council
  • Cherry Hill Food Pantry
  • Kids Alley
  • Supporting the Homebound

International Missions:

  • Dominican Republic Mission Trip
  • Haiti Mission Trip
  • GambiaRising
  • Philippine Pastors Retirement Fund through Cottingham Church
  • Supporting Missionaries

If you are interested in receiving more information about the St. Andrew’s UMW, please contact our Membership Chairwoman:

Colleen McQuade: colleenmcquade851@gmail.com