Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

United Methodist Women

The largest organization for women in The United Methodist Church. 

Holland First has a very active group.

The UMW will be coordinating meals to be brought to people in time of crisis. If you would like to participate in this mission please call Pat Barrett at 399-4354 or email BARRETTL@SBCGLOBAL.NET.

Service Circle for September is Joy, and Meals In Time of Need for September is Faith Circle.

  • 9/06: Executive Board Meeting – 6:30pm, Lounge
  • 9/12:  HopeCircleMeeting-Noon,Lounge
  • 9/13: Joy Circle – 1pm and Faith Circle – 7pm, Lounge
  • 9/17: Bazaar Meeting at 6:30pm
  • 9/19: Mid-Michigan District Meeting Holt UMC 9:00 AM
  • 9/20: General Meeting at 6:30pm, Lounge.
    Program to be announced. Welcome to new members welcome back to others!
  • 9/25: Pig Scooping Workshop 3:00PM
  • 9/26: Pig Scooping Workshop 8:00AM

The next cookie workshops will be on October 3, October 18, and November 1st from 9:30 am to 3pm on each of those days. Donations of ingredients (white and powdered sugar and/or flour) may be left in the church kitchen. Be sure to label your donations: “cookie workshops.” Everyone is welcome to join in the fun! If you would like to help or have questions, call Nancy Haggerty (616-212-5311).

It’s time to resume our important work for our church, community, nation and our world.
The UMW welcomes and invites all women of the church to join one of our three circles. Come to enjoy meeting new friends or visiting with old friends. It is such a blessing! We are committed to serve and approach our work with enthusiasm and vigor. The circles meet the 2nd Wednesday and Thursday of each month. If you haven’t been in the kitchen yet, please stop by and see our new stove!

It’s 3 months away and that seems like a long time, but the United Methodist Women are working on the 57th Annual Holiday Bazaar– “Homespun Christmas” which will be Friday, November 9th from 9:30am to 4pm. As you are downsizing or cleaning out storage areas, keep in mind making donations to the Attic Specials and Bargain Boutique rooms. You can contribute housewares, toys, linens, tools, artwork, etc.

We are asking everyone to save cookie tins and shoe boxes that can be used for the Cookie Room. These containers go fast when customers are buying dozens of delicious cookies.

Something Old: Abby Searls wants you to save household items and other special “old” items –but no clothing–for the Attic Specials room.

Kids Korner will offer items for babies and for children up to age 5, like cloth books, bibs, aprons, games, and stuffed animals. This will be a popular place for parents, grandparents, and aunt/uncles to find that special gift for their kids, grandkids, and nieces and nephews.

All summer shoppers: be on the lookout for tree decoration ideas and new possibilities for crafts of any kind.

Look for more information on the UMW bulletin board outside of Fellowship Hall titled: How to Take Action, What the Bible says? and What the United Methodist Church says? For further information contact: John Hill at



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