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 July is Faith, and Meals In Time of Need for July is Hope Circle.

There are no Board or Circle Meetings in the summer.

News and Events

Important Date to Note: July 11-14, at Albion College, Mission U, is offering 3 studies, “Embracing Wholeness: An Earth Perspective for Covenantal Living”,
“What About Our Money? A Faith Response”
“Missionary Conferences of the United Methodist Church in the United States”.

Even though it’s still summertime and all are enjoying this super weather, the United Methodist Women are definitely talking about the 57th annual Holiday Bazaar. This special event will take place on Friday, November 9th from 9:30am to 4:30pm here at the church. The theme is “Homespun Christmas”. Be sure and put this important date on your calendar!

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.

The Power of Bold

At The Power of Bold Conference, the United Methodist Women listed four topics of interest for the next four years. We will lift up one topic a month. The first issue is an Economic Issue: Living Wage.

Here are a few facts: Since 2009, the federal minimum wage in the United States has remained at $7.25 per hour ranking 11th among in-dustrialized countries and fully $3.65 per hour less (in inflation adjusted dollars) than the minimum wage in 1968. Over the last 25 years, the annual income of the poorest 10% of the world’s population has risen less than $3 per year. The U.S. federal poverty threshold for a house-hold with two adults and one child is $20,150. An adult working a minimum wage job 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, would earn only $15,989 (before taxes).

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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