UMW News – November 2016

The members of the UMW would like to express our sincere appreciation to all who came and supported our UMW Sunday and to those who came to the meal following the second service. Also, thanks to all who took part in the service and who helped downstairs. It helps us to know that our church family cares. Due to the November election, our next meeting will be on November 1st at 10:00 am in the UMW room. This will be our World Thank program and Mariah is in charge. Please try to attend.



Well, it is that time of year again! November brings Thanksgiving and the start of the Holiday Season. Before we know it we often get so caught up in our hectic schedules and holiday agendas that we really have time for nothing else.

I truly do not think that is what Thanksgiving should be about. Rather it should be a time to draw apart, a time to “be still” and know God, a time to share blessings with others. These things should be our aims and goals not just for Thanksgiving but also all through the year.

May I suggest a way to share your blessings and show your thankfulness? I would like to call this the “Adopt a Friend” method. This is a way for you to take personal responsibility for, and show interest in someone else. Maybe you know a shut-in who needs a ride to church, an elderly person, or nursing home resident who needs a visit, card, or phone call. A family that is grieving the loss of a loved one, a younger person who has a long term illness and needs to know that the church still cares or a new resident who may come to our church if they are shown a personal interest; in these and other ways your talents and your time can be used to share your blessings with someone else.

I think you will enjoy Thanksgiving and the holiday season a whole lot more if you share with those who need a friend. Try it and see.