United Methodist Women
Mark your calendars now!!
Our 2020 retreat will be Saturday February 29 - Sunday March 1.
Registration will begin this fall. Call your friends and join us for a fun and
inspirational weekend. We will be returning to Camp Copass in Denton.
Jan.: Canned soup for Metrocrest
Feb.: retreat preparation
April: plan crafts
May: crafts for our CUMC kids
June: VBS help/donation
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 a creative supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Over one million women have chosen to be members of a special organization with a specific purpose.
Our January book is: The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Based on a true story of a New York socialite who championed a group of concentration camp survivors known as the Rabbits, this acclaimed debut novel reveals a story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades.
Women United in Christ
All women of CUMC and their friends are welcome and encouraged to participate in the activities of the group.
Here are some opportunities:
Book club annual retreat annual tea
Candlelight circle Sunshine circle
To support missions for women and children around the globe and locally with our pledges.
Support the women of CUMC with activities and fellowship.
Provide a college scholarship(s) for a young lady of CUMC.
Encourage growth as Christians through our fellowship and serving others.
One of the traditional goals of UMW is a Reading Program. For information about this program visit http://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/reading-program/all-books.. Our UMW has some of the recommended books. The books are available in the church library, please sign out the book that you take. For the list of the current titles owned by CUMC UMW click on UMW Book List. Our Book club reads contemporary books and occasionally books from the UMW book list. Participants in the reading program are recognized annually at the Metro district UMW meeting. You can get credit for books that have been on the UMW list 5 years or less.
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The Lilac Girls lilac by Martha Hall Kelly January 28, 2020
ELEANOR: A SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY February 25, 2020
Fly Girl – How five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O’Brien March 31, 2020
The Day the World Came to Town by Jim Defede April 28, 2020
The Dutch Girl Audrey Hepburn and World War II May 26, 2020
Wonder Women: 25 Women Innovators, Inventors and Trailblazers Who changed History by Sam Maggs. The stories of the brilliant, brainy and totally rad women who broke barriers. June 30, 2020
CANDLELIGHT CIRCLE SCHEDULE:
Candlelight Circle 2019-20 meetings schedule
Our meetings are typically the 2 nd Tuesday of the month starting at 6:30pm. We support our
local restaurants by eating in downtown Carrollton for most of our meetings.
January 14: 55 degrees
Mission: canned soup for Metrocrest Service Center
February 11: reception room at church
Mission: prepare for retreat
March: No meeting
April 14: Cane Rosso
Mission: plan for Mother’s Day crafts with our CUMC kids
May 6: Wednesday before Mother’s day in tri-room at church
Mission: help our CUMC kids make gifts & cards for their moms and grandmas
June 9: Teresa Webster’s house
Planning meeting for next year
Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday morning of each month at 11:30 in the Tri-room in the Family Life Center from September to May. These ladies share a salad lunch, a devotional, and fellowship. so bring you favorite salad and come enjoy this time together.
Cathy Fettke is chairperson. 972-247-6398
MORNING BOOK CLUB CIRCLE:
The Morning book club circle meets the last Wednesday of the month at 10:00am.
EVENING BOOK CLUB CIRCLE:
Meetings are the last Tuesday evening every month at 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Tere Henry
We want to meet the needs of more women of CUMC and the community. Come be a part of women whose purpose is to help women and children both near and far.
If you are interested in joining the Women United in Christ (United Methodist Women) at Christ Church, pick up a brochure at the Welcome Center in the narthex, contact one of our UMW board members (listed below) ,come to any of the meetings or telephone the church office at 972-247-6136.
2019 -20 Board members:
President and retreat chairperson: Barby Matous
Retreat Vice-president: Teresa Webster
Co-chairs for tea: Barby, Teresa and Barbara Haley
Vice-president ( youth & children's activity coordinator) Amy Ruppersberg
Secretary: Laurie Lewis
Treasurer: Buff Schmid
Communications: Julia Smith
Book Club: Tere Henry
Daytime Book Club: Jan Blankenship
Nominations committee: Teresa Webster and Denise Wallace
Sunlight circle: Cathy Fettke
Candlelight circle: Barby Matous, Laurie Lewis
BOARD MEETING DATES
These dates are on Thursdays! This is a change from last year.
Jan. 9: retreat
March & April: NO meeting, scholarship committee will meet if we have applications
May 7: nominations committee report