Friday & Saturday, April 27-28~ Annual Retreat in Estes Park 'Spiritual Rhythm'
Saturday, April 28~ Church Clean Up Day. We have been asked to review contents of the cupboard below the serving window and clean/straighten up in the kitchen.
Friday, May 4~ Monthly Gathering Fellowship at 9:30 followed by discussion of upcoming events and a presentation on Suicide Prevention by Linda Holt. IF YOU ARE WILLING TO BE HOSTESS, please let me know.
Thursday, May 10~ Annual Luncheon at the Cortez UMW. Please RSVP to me by May 4 so we can let them know how many are coming and arrange for carpooling.
Friday, June 1~ Monthly Gathering primary focus will be finalizing arrangements for several June events.
Sunday, June 3~ following 2nd service we will have lunch and speaker Gordon South regarding Suicide Prevention and things we can do to help.
Saturday, June 9~
Fund Raiser selling food at the Car Rally. We can use everyone's help either on the day or making preparations prior to the show.
Sunday, June 17~ Father's Day Brunch
~Laura Lunsford, President
Christmas Party 2017
Throughout the year the UMW does much to enhance the spiritual lives of our church and our community.
The UMW Reading Program offers members and others an additional means of spiritual growth and education. The program provides a reading list and makes books available with four plans suited to anyone's lifestyle or reading commitment. Readers can expand their understanding of and participation in God's mission, while increasing sensitivity to all human beings. The reading list offers selections that encourage critical thinking about issues facing humanity today.
During their monthly meetings and regional gatherings, UMW provides educational opportunities for their member ship and any visitors who want to attend. Some members attend the School of Christian Missions each year, and they often host an educational event at CUMC.
In the Lenten season the group prepares Easter Baskets for the people in our community that are home bound. Also during the spring months, the membership provides brunch in honor of the fathers in our church.
United Methodist Women
The role of women in the church has grown and evolved since the Community United Methodist Church was established in the late 1890s. Originally known as the Ladies Aid Society, it later became the Women's Society of Christian Service and has been United Methodist Women (UMW) since 1972.
Purpose of United Methodist Women: The organized unit of 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 supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Each year the UMW plays a greater role in the service of our church, especially through their work in missions. Partnering closely with the Missions committee, they support our local, regional, national and international mission involvement.
Through special fundraising events the group subsidizes a variety of outreach activities.