UMW – Submitted by Carol Weinert

August 29th, 2019 by Kali Lewis

September 2019

Here it is September again – time to put away the white shoes, beach towels, sun screen and bikinis, and begin thinking about fall harvest, schooldays and United Methodist Women’s programs. But first, let’s recap the summer.​

Our UMW August picnic was, as usual, a big success with perhaps the largest number of UMW ladies attending, including UMW members from Newberry and McMillan. We were also pleased to see in attendance past president Bobbie Clift from Marquette and current UMW president Patti Steinberg. The offerings in the salad luncheon were delicious and speaker Maurita Holland gave an informative talk on UP wildflowers. If you missed the picnic, guess you will have to wait until next year to see what will be presented.​Looking ahead to the upcoming season of UMW programs, the annual District Celebration will be Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Gwinn. Featured speaker will be former “TV star” turned United Methodist pastor Vicky (Crystal) Prewitt. If you would like to attend, get your registration form soon as the deadline is early September. We always carpool to these events so don’t let transportation discourage you from attending. ​

Locally, we will resume our UMW meetings on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 1 PM in the church Fellowship Hall. Meetings are open to all interested church women. ​

The monthly Hymn Sing continues the first Monday of each month at the Medical Care Facility. We meet at 10 AM to present a brief program of familiar hymns and a seasonal message. However, there will be no Hymn Sing in September due to the Labor Day holiday.​

With the recent redistricting of the United Methodist Church in Michigan, the UMW Reading Program for 2019 has been extended to the end of the year, so there is still time to finish up in reaching your personal goal. See Mary Prater for More information.​