Lima United Methodist Women (UMW)

Check out the “EVENTS” page for our upcoming happenings.

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Lima UMW is celebrating God's grace bestowed so generously on four fund raising events:  our spring and fall Rummage Sales, plus two Grandma's Attics at the March and November Oyster Suppers. These events offered a wonderful opportunity for people to connect, work together and honor God's vision of service to women and children in need. We thank those who donated their time, talent and material goods.  We look forward to your help in 2017.

We met our pledge to the SE District UMW, SE District Ingathering and made a “Legacy Gift” to the SE District-- in honor of MaryLue Tupper. We were able to donate to four camping ministries for youth at Lima UMC, Teen Haven Water Street Mission, Chester City Team, and Methodist Children's Home in Philadelphia. We also covered the expense of LUMC kitchen and paper supplies, and Fair Trade coffee for the hospitality table at the Contemporary Sunday service. The Lima UMW 2017 Budget for $4320 will be posted on the LUMW website mid-March 2017.

We look forward to 2017 and being empowered by the Holy Spirit to offer volunteers more opportunities to better serve our neighbors in need and to be educated about UMW missions on the local, regional, national and global levels. Please save the following dates: Grandma's Attic on March 18th, Spring Rummage Sale, April 20th to 22nd with open times on Thursday- 5PM - 9PM, Friday - 9AM - 5PM, & Saturday - 9AM - 1PM. The Ingathering SE District meeting will be held on April 29th at Christ Middletown UMC.  Helen Satchel is the SE District Chairwomen for Ingathering for the collection and delivery of new clothes to local missions in SE Penna.  

Knit & Crochet Fellowship

Last year the Knit & Crochet Fellowship beat all church records for production!  We started displaying Prayer Shawls and Fidget Quilts at all three services at Lima and vespers at Riddle Village. The majority of those created have been given for God's comforting love. Because Fidget Quilts adoption has almost exceeded production, we now meet on the last Saturday from 1 to 3 PM to assist Nancy Ellis who matches up each volunteer to a specific craft activity. Something for everyone to enjoy. Come join us!       

Our 2016 ministry included making: infant caps and baby blankets for Chester City Team, baby blankets, infant caps and afghans for UMW Ingathering, lap robes for Fair Acres, and prayer shawls for Sterling LTC facilities. The 303 sets of winter scarves and hats were divided and delivered to First Media UMC Clothes Closet, Saint Daniel's UMC in Chester, Pathways PA, mittens for children, 63rd Street Shelter in Philadelphia, Elwyn School residents, and infant caps to Delaware County Pregnancy Center in Chester. Everyone felt blessed by God's love expressed through these hand-made items to keep many, many people warm. 

A special thanks to all who pray for this ministry, those who give their time and talents, and those who donate yarn and Fidget Quilt items. We crafted 100's (thousands?) of yards of donated yarn into warm usable items imbued with God's love. Please keep the yarn coming. Cash donations are always used as you designate.

Our knitting needles and crochet hooks are moving rapidly to create more Prayer Shawls and baby blankets for the April donation to Chester City Team. By request of Pastor Wilt, a Fidget Quilt is being created for each newly baptiised child. Come join us in the Disciple's Den 1:30 to 3 PM on the 2nd Saturday of the month to knit or crochet, to deliver your finished items or just pick up yarn. Come join us in Wesley Hall 1 to 3 PM on the last Saturday of the month to work on Fidget Quilts no sewing skills needed.

Call Linda Youngstrom at 610-532-9470 with questions.

Thank you for your continued support.  

Linda Youngstrom, Lima UMW President  

 

Wellness Moments: Health Resolution

A New Year's resolution to get healthy or maintain your health can benefit your body, your mind as well as your wallet. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer account for more than 75% of all health care costs nationwide. People with a chronic condition pay five times more for health care than those without a chronic condition. * Sources: CDC, the Department of Health and Human Services and Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease.

Proper nutrition, regular exercise and adequate sleep are vital components of a healthy lifestyle. The Wellness Ministry will be presenting two healthy lifestyle cooking classes--dates to be determined. Classes will be posted in the Connections and the Sunday bulletin with sign-up so that we can prepare a sufficient amount of food for everyone who attends to have a taste. Also, plan to attend a class that may reduce your risks of getting ill or reduce the consequences of a chronic disease. 

For details, call Linda Youngstrom at 610-532-9470