SHINE started with a lunch among friends who discussed their faith, their connection to Christ and their shared desire to create a stronger, diverse and more connected ministry within Custer Road UMC. Our sincere desire is for women to find a place to connect, grow in God’s love and grace, and to find meaningful and lasting relationships with one another.
SHINE is hosting IF: Tables throughout March, April and May!
What is IF:TABLE? It’s a place to gather women, share a simple meal and dive deep with them over real stories and Christ-centered conversations. It’s a time for a whole lot of laughter – and maybe a few tears – but time spent that leaves us with glad hearts. Full hearts. Grateful hearts. We’re inviting you to join a hostess and commit to three meals with THAT group – one in March, one in April and one in May. Members of the SHINE Steering Committee will open their hearts to welcome you. Those meeting within someone’s home will be given the address a couple of days before. Let’s gather around the table for some good food and rich conversations. Join us! Click here to find the right IF: Table for you and sign up.
Imagine a place that meets you right where you’re at as a mom, woman, and a friend. Join us for Building Better Moms and learn how to be better equipped as a parent through speakers and discussion. Grow through a supportive network of moms who “get it”- from newborns to elementary aged children. Serve not only your family, but also your community through outreach opportunities. Click here to learn more.
Calling all moms with youth in grades 6-12! We want you to join us for our Moms of Youth group. We meet every first and third Thursdays each month in the Crossings Area on the second floor at 11:30am. Come join in on the fellowship and fun with other moms just like you. Click here to learn more.
Questions about SHINE or Moms’ Groups? Contact:
The United Methodist Women (UMW) is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
United Methodist Women has organized “circles” within the unit to encourage smaller groups of women with common interests to meet in order to learn, share and support each other. All groups invite anyone with an interest to visit and become a part of that group.
(Ask your circle leader about making child care reservations. Reservations must be submitted to Children’s Ministry a minimum of four days prior to the start time of said meeting or event. Cancellation of previously-made child care reservations is appreciated.)
UMW Activities, Gatherings, and Events:
Little Dresses Mission
Our next Little Dresses Workshop is Tuesday, February 21, from Noon-4 p.m. in Room B18! For more information, email Kay Henderson here or call her at 214-538-0148.
Little Dresses Workshop meets twice a year. Ready made kits to sew provide simple dresses to orphanages and churches in needy areas of the world. These dresses are sent with mission teams to Honduras, Haiti and more. The group is open to anyone who is interested in sewing or helping in other ways. For more information, contact Kay Henderson via email here.
Covered Dishes Book Club
Covered Dishes Book Club meets about every six weeks on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. in Room B18. Bring a covered dish and expect lively conversation as you review contemporary books related to today’s Christian woman. Find upcoming Covered Dishes Book dates with more information and details in the Upcoming Events listed below. Contact Sally Davies via email here for more information.
LunchBox Ladies Book Club
Bring your lunch and join in the fun of this daytime book club that meets every third Thursday (except in November and December) from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Room B20. Eat your lunch (beverages are provided) and discuss a book chosen by the group. Find upcoming Lunchbox Ladies Book Club dates with more information and details in the Upcoming Events listed below. For questions or more information about Lunchbox Ladies contact Kristina Stacey via email here. (Ask your circle leader about making child care reservations. Reservations must be submitted to Children’s Ministry a minimum of four days prior to the start time of said meeting or event. Cancellation of previously-made child care reservations is appreciated.)
Other Upcoming Events (click the event name for more info):
Apr 2017UMW Board Meeting – Apr 04, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UMW Clara Gibson Hannah Circle – Apr 05, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
UMW Rebecca Circle – Apr 19, 2017 at 9:15 am - 11:00 am
UMW -- Lunchbox Ladies Book Club - "A Glimpse of Grace" By: Mary Forsythe and Beth Clark – Apr 20, 2017 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
UMW Ruth Circle – Apr 27, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
May 2017UMW Board Meeting – May 02, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UMW Clara Gibson Hannah Circle – May 03, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
UMW Covered Dishes Book Club – May 08, 2017 at 6:30 pm
UMW Rebecca Circle – May 17, 2017 at 9:15 am - 11:00 am
UMW -- Lunchbox Ladies Book Club - "The Villa" By: Rosanna Ley – May 18, 2017 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm