United Methodist Women of Belvidere
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
Belvidere United Methodist Women invite all women of the church to attend meetings held monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00pm in Fellowship Hall
. ~ submitted by Shirley Snover
Thanks to ALL who so generously contributed to the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tributes again this year. We received a total of $292 which will be sent to United Methodist Homes by our local United Methodist Women Treasurer, Paula Hilliard.
Twelve UMW members gathered at Barbara and Don Loock’s home in Martins Creek, PA for our annual UMW picnic. As we gathered at the church to carpool, a strong rain storm overtook us but we decided to go anyway. With Shirley Snover leading the other drivers, we slowly headed across water covered Pennsylvania flat land roads to Little Creek Rd. and 7 Bridges. We ascended the Loock’s winding dirt lane to their hilltop home where finally the pouring rain turned to a drizzle and their home never looked so good! All were a little wet despite umbrellas and jackets but happy to be there! We enjoyed a good assortment of covered dishes even though several others didn’t come.
Jenna Tshudy presented an excellent slide show of her recent student mission trip to Guatemala. She went with a group from Monmouth College where she will soon begin her senior year. Her photos and verbal descriptions were very moving and interesting. She spoke of helping to build a school by hand for the poor mountain people. The UMW had given Jenna scholarship money towards her trip. She will try to present her program again in church so more people can see it.
OUR UPCOMING EVENTS
July 12-14:School of Missions (NJ Conference) in Lakewood, NJ
July 27:School of Mission at the Korean Church in East Brunswick, NJ
August 20: 7:00 pm Business meeting to plan the Victorian Day breakfast and lunch.
August 24:Annual Hymn Sing at Warren Haven in Oxford, NJ at 2:30. We will meet for lunch before going to the home to sing. The restaurant will be announced at a later date.
September 7: Victorian Day breakfast and lunch at the church.
September 10: Next business meeting and program. The program presenters are Pat Schultz and Susan Pironti, Skylands District officers. Topic to be announced. Jackie Buehler is hostess.
October 13: Homemade Soup and Bake Sale
All women are invited to join in any of the above activities and male voices would be a nice addition for the Hymn Sing. UMW meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month except July in Fellowship Hall at 7:00PM.