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.
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Building Better Moms:
A place that meets you right where you’re at as a mom, woman, and a friend. 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 teens. Serve not only your family but also your community through outreach opportunities. This Fall Custer Road will continue to offer a place for moms of all ages to connect and grow together. Our group will meet mostly first Tuesday evenings of the month from 6:30-8:30 with fellowship and gathering opportunities available outside of meeting times. The annual registration fee is $20/person and includes childcare during regular meetings. Building Better Moms t-shirts (a new design this year!) can be purchased for an additional $10. To learn more, click here.
Moms of Youth:
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.
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
Little Dresses Workshop meets twice a year and the next workshop will be on Thursday, October 17, from 12-4 p.m. in room B18. We provide simple dresses to orphanages. Dresses are sent through “Send Hope” to Honduras, as well as with mission teams going to Haiti and Guatemala. The group is open to anyone who is interested in sewing or helping in other ways. Little Dresses kits are available and are ready to be sewn. For more information about Little Dresses or to get a Little Dresses Kit, contact Bobbie Trowbridge via email here, or Kay Henderson via email here (new email), or Lynn Jorgensen via email here.
UMW Bucks for Books at the Alternative Gift Market
Bucks for Books: Building Home Libraries! Our annual recipient of toys, Project Transformation, has asked for BOOKS this year instead of toys! Project Transformation promotes reading through their four after-school programs and 12 summer day camps. Owning books is a luxury for low-income families. Let’s start building home libraries for PT kids! Select one, two, or even three, book ornaments from the Bucks for Book’s Christmas tree at the Alternative Gift Market on November 3 and 10. Your financial donation will allow PT to surprise their students with a new book to own! If you have questions, please contact Gale Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Covered Dishes Book Club
Covered Dishes Book Club meets about eight Monday nights throughout the year 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 B21. 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 childcare 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 childcare reservations is appreciated.)
Other Upcoming Events (click the event name for more info):
Nov 2019UMW Rebecca Circle – Nov 13, 2019 at 9:15 am
UMW Ruth Circle – Nov 28, 2019 at 12:30 pm
Dec 2019UMW Clara Gibson Hannah Circle – Dec 04, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
UMW Rebecca Circle – Dec 18, 2019 at 9:15 am