UMW News

Circle 5 will be meeting on Tuesday, May 20, at 7pm in the Disciple Room. We will have a brief business meeting before spending the evening working together to prepare UMCOR Sewing Kits. Sewing Kits foster independence rather than dependence. Cottage industries often grow out of the sewing classes where women use these kits to practice valuable income-generating skills. The kits will be delivered to our Mooresville facility for verification then sent on to Sager Brown and distributed worldwide. If you have not visited a Circle for a while, come join us.

Circle 6 will meet at the home of Carolyn McKinney on Tuesday, May 20, at 6:30pm for a covered dish picnic.

Make plans now to join us on June 13–14 for our 2014 UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat at Lake Junaluska! Our keynote speaker will be Rev. Tiffany Thomas, from South Tryon Community Church in Charlotte. This year’s theme is Joy. Scholarships are available to cover lodging expense through the District but must be requested ahead of time. Registration is now open and the fee is only $11 for the entire Conference if you register online. If you need assistance with the online system or the scholarship request, please contact Jean Carter or Beth Taylor. Carpooling will also be available. The Conference begins Friday evening and ends at noon on Saturday. This is always a wonderful celebration of women across our Conference.