United Methodist Women -- Sacred Spaces: Encounters with God and Neighbor

This fall UMW members and church members shared in building the Tree of Thanks in the Gathering
Area, covering it with fall leaves expressing what we are thankful for. A thank you goes out to Sue
Lindahl and Lois Epps for making this project possible. But this season also gives a greater opportunity
to express our thanks.
UMW Thank Offering give us a chance to give to missions to express our thanks for blessings and
abundance. Our December meeting will be our last Thank Offering collection opportunity for 2018. Come
prepared to give to say thanks for your blessings.
About the many uses of the Thank Offering, a response article said, “We are part of an organization
of women who have for more than 150 years begun schools, immigrant homes, programs for improving the
economic status of struggling people, community centers and more. We’ve trained women to be bold, prophetic
voices in the community and the world to change systems that oppress God’s children. And we’ve
undergirded it all with study and spiritual growth.” (“Women Offering Community”, Glory Dharmaraj,
Kelly Martini, Michelle Okabayashi, response, Nov. 2018, p. 9)Your Thank Offering will be put to work
helping women, children and youth.
A thank you also goes out to Luane Meyer for helping the Circle of Faith organize to serve supper
to the 60 participants in this fall’s Strengthening Families class.
Thank you in advance for your time and talent in preparing for the annual Cookie Walk. We appreciate your
generosity in sharing delicious holiday cookies, candies and breads.
Dates to Remember:
Dec. 3 UMW Christmas Meeting 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall
Dec. 8 Annual Cookie Walk 10:30 AM Church doors will open at 10 AM so you do not have to
stand in the cold. Lunch will be served by the youth