UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
"You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby!” Mark your calendars for September 7. The UMW is having a potluck dinner with the theme "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby!” Dinner starts at 6 pm and is open to everyone AND their guests. (Bring a baby photo of yourself, and a baby shower gift for missions.)
United Methodist Women is open to all women of the church. You do not need to be a member of the church to belong. We are organized to be in mission and have ministries that we sponsor all over the world. We, in Wisconsin, are very proud that we have two mission places that were started by women. One is Northcott Neighborhood House, which celebrated 50 years of service to Milwaukee last year. The other is The Hmong House of Good News, which meets at Central UMC in Milwaukee and works with elderly Hmong.
One of the things we do, as United Methodist Women in the local church, is to help at funerals by serving the meal following the service. If you would like to assist in this ministry, there are many options. We usually need donations of either salads or bars, need help preparing the food for the meal, setting tables and doing dishes afterwards. Many hands make light work, so any help is greatly appreciated. Just call Clarice Rosing, 742-6974 or Dianne Lawton, 742-8888, with your offer of help to this loving ministry.
As United Methodist Women, we thank everyone in our church family for your continued support. Below, see the way you’ve made it possible for us to help others in 2015:
Office (paper, etc) - 119.00
Sunday Morning Coffee - 20% ----
Sunday Morning Coffee expense - 87.37
Funerals/Receptions/Lent - 1,59.92
Camperships-Youth - 579.95
Recognition-Teachers, Sr. High, Confirmation - 124.38
Christmas Cheer - 78.50
No Bake-Bake Sale - 1,027
Commercial Stove - 8,065
UMW – LOCALLY
Programs/Sunshine/etc. - 337.35
Program Resource, Library, etc. - 512.50
Special Recognitions - See Below*
Camperships - Women - 83.10
Bazaar - 564.84
Special Mission Giving
UMW DISTRICT & CONFERENCE
Pledge To Mission - 2,750.00
Special Mission Recognition - 340.000
Call To Prayer and Self Denial
World Thank Offering
School of Christian Mission - 25.00
Gift To Mission (Baby and Thank You cards) -
Gift In Memory (Sympathy cards)
TOTAL GIVING BY UMW IN 2014 $16,252.21
The total ($11,639.42) was given in support of our church, our church members, and our youth, locally.
The total ($1,497.79) was given in support of our United Methodist Women locally.
The total ($3,115.00) are funds our local Unit channels through undesignated and designated giving to the District, then on to Conference, Nationally and Internationally.
Through giving, United Methodist Women provide for the MISSION OUTREACH of the organization locally and all over the world.
* $340.00 is sent to the District, however a pin and certificate is given to four special people locally, recognizing them for their support to the local UMW or in recognition of a member’s 90th birthday.
Through giving, UM Women provide for the MISSION OUTREACH of the organization locally and all over the world.
PORTAGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1804 New Pinery Road
Portage, WI 53901
Fax (608) 745-4542