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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 November is Faith, and Meals In Time of Need for November  is Hope Circle.11/1 Bazaar Cookie Workshop, 9:30 – 3pm

11/1 Executive Board Meeting, 6:30pm, Lounge
11/5 Begin Bazaar Setup in Lounge
11/6 Election Day
11/7 – 8 Bazaar Setup
11/9 Holiday Bazaar, 9:30am – 4pm
11/10 Second Chance Bazaar Sale, 8 – 11am Fellowship Hall
11/14 Hope Circle Meeting, noon, Lounge
11/15 General Meeting – Service Project 10am Community Action House Store and Lunch
11/15 Joy Circle Meeting, 1pm, Lounge
11/15 Faith Circle Meeting, 7pm Lounge
11/17 Holiday Kerstmarket 9am – 3pm, Civic Center Place
11/23 Holiday Kerstmarket 11am- 8pm
11/24 Holiday Kerstmarket 9am- 5pm
11/27 Holiday Kerstmarket 3pm-8pm, Parade at 6pm
11/30 Holiday Kerstmarket 3pm-8pm
12/1 Holiday Kerstmarket 3pm-8pm
12/7 Holiday Kerstmarket 3pm-8pm
12/8 Holiday Kerstmarket 9am-5pm

It’s that time of year when things become exciting for United Methodist Women as we make final preparations for the 57th Holiday Bazaar, “Homespun Christmas”, on Friday, November 9th from 9:30am-4pm. The event is sponsored by the UMW and assisted by many others of our church family. There will be coffee and goodies from 9:30am – 11am and lunch from 11:30am-1pm (a kids’ menu will be available, and pigs-in-the blanket may be purchased).

 These are the special rooms: Toy Chest, Christmas Treasures, Attic Specials, Handicrafts, Bargain Boutique, Country Store, and Cookie Corner. Trim the Tree is the Bazaar’s big, beautiful Christmas tree in the Fellowship Hall. You can help make the tree beautiful by contributing one or more decorations or ornaments. Or help make the tables festive by providing a fall or Christmas-themed centerpiece.
Bring in your items on Wednesday, November 7th or Thursday, November 8th.

Those who wish to bake cookies at home for Cookie Corner are asked to include a list of ingredients or the recipe. Cookies should be delivered to the church on Thursday, November 8th around 9am. Cookie Corner is also in need of shoe boxes, cookie tins, and plastic bags. Please leave these items on the shelf above the coat rack, 10th Street hallway, near the church office.

Also on Thursday, November 8th, contributions to Country Store will be accepted. Shopping bags with handles are requested for the Country Store. Contributions to Attic Specials (no clothing), Bargain Boutique, and Christmas Treasures may be delivered on Sunday, November 4th or Monday, November 5th. Toy Chest items may be delivered on November 5th.

Don’t forget the Second Chance Sale in Fellowship Hall on Saturday, November 10th from 8am-11am. You’ll find bargains galore on items from the Bazaar, plus delicious doughnuts and coffee.

The UMW General Membership meeting will be held at the Community Action House Store on Thursday, November 15th at 10am. It’s a great time to give back to the community! We will end our meeting with lunch at a local restaurant.

Mark your calendars for December 7th at 11:30am: The UMW’s annual Christmas Luncheon will meet in the Fellowship Hall and everyone is invited—women and men. Come celebrate another successful year of being in service to others. Catering Concept will be providing food. The cost is $12.00 per person. Sign up on the UMW bulletin board and pay in advance (sorry, no walk-ins or paying at the door).

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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