Mark your calendars for our 2022 retreat!
Registration will be available later this year.
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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.
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.
Our book clubs are meeting in person now!! Meeting places will change so watch Christ Connection for up to date information or join the email reminder list: details on this page.
The picture below is the evening book club at Nico's Cocina for our June meeting.
We invite you to participate in one of our book clubs.
Contact Teresa or Tere if you want to be added to the email reminder list.
Morning group: July 15 11:30
Evening group: July 27 6:30
Our book selection for July :
“A painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature….Owens here surveys the desolate marshlands of the North Carolina coast through the eyes of an abandoned child. And in her isolation that child makes us open our own eyes to the secret wonders—and dangers—of her private world.”—The New York Times Book Review
Opportunities for Involvement!
MORNING BOOK CLUB CIRCLE:
The Morning book club meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:30. Bring your lunch. Meeting places will vary.
To be added to the email reminder list contact Teresa Webster.
EVENING BOOK CLUB CIRCLE:
The Evening book club meets the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Meeting places will vary.
To be added to the email reminder list contact Tere.
Leader: Tere Henry
2021-22 Scheduled Books:
Aug. The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Sept. The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
Oct. Ordinary Grace by William Krueger
Nov/Dec Sheperds Abiding by Jan Karon
Jan. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Feb. Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Mar. Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Apr. Educated. A Memoir by Tara Westover
May The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel by Richard Osmon
June Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claborne Johnson
July The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Aug. A fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
One traditional goal of UMW is Reading Program participation. For information about this program visit http://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/reading-program/all-books..
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. If you participate, please give the list of books that you read to Barby Matous: to submit the report.
Our Book clubs reads contemporary books and occasionally books from the UMW book list. Our choice of books is from our members suggestions.
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, (except January). 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
Our meetings are typically the 2nd Tuesday of the month starting at 6:30pm. We usually eat together, either at a restaurant or bring your own meal to our meeting place.
Candlelight Circle 2021-22 meetings schedule:
Date Charity/activity meeting location
August 10. red basket snacks. LaVista Cocina &Cantina Sept.14. just-because.org 55 Degrees
October12 Joe's pizza(Thanksgiving meal). Joe's Pizza
Nov. 9 Build a bear/Methodist Children's home Stonebriar
Dec. 14. Operation Once in a Lifetime/toys Amici
Jan. 11. North Tx. Conf UMW annual project. 55 Degrees
Feb.8 retreat preparation church
March no meeting
April 12 Tea preparation church
May 1or4 crafts with CUMC kids church
for Mother's day
June planning meeting Marshalls BBQ
UMW strives to meet the needs of 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 learning about/ joining United Methodist Women, you are welcome to attend any of our events/meetings.
Contact one of our UMW board members (listed below) or call the church office at 972-247-6136 if you want more information.
2021-22 Board members:
President: Barby Matous.
Vice-president: Teresa Webster.
Co-chairs for tea: Dorothy Kibler, Marylou Ivy
Children's coordinator: Amy Ruppersberg
Secretary: Val White
Treasurer: Barbara Serlin
Communications: Barbara Haley
Scholarships: Julia Smith
Evening Book Club: Tere Henry
Daytime Book Club: Jan Blankenship, Teresa Webster
Nominations committee: Julia Smith, Pam Capener
Sunlight circle: Cathy Fettke
Candlelight circle: Barby Matous, Laurie Lewis
BOARD MEETING DATES
August 26: new board agenda.: plans, ideas, etc...
September 23: planning for October fundraiser/event
October28: plan retreat reservation dates, etc...
January 27: work on retreat
March 24: Tea planning
April 28: Tea preparation, kid's Mother's Day craft plans