Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Thursday, August 18, 2022
growing together

United Women in Faith

Purpose of United Women in Faith (formerly the UMW)

The organized unit of United Women in Faith shall be 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.

UWF Cookbook: Get out your recipes and be ready! Our group is creating a custom cookbook featuring favorite recipes from our entire church membership. These cookbooks will be professionally published and are sure to be a treasured keepsake for us all. Money raised will be used for Missions supported by the SGUMF. Find your favorite recipes and look for additional information soon!

Bazaar and Craft Show: The United Women in Faith are pleased to announce they will be holding their annual Bazaar and Craft Show on Saturday, October 8, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. If you or someone you know would like to become a vendor, please contact Margaret Getz (804-370-0649 and leave a message), Susan Crouch (804-543-9973), or Judy Varnier (804-218-2072).

Brunswick Stew will be made by the UMM. Please call Herb Fearnow at 804-496-6668 to place your order. Only one pot will be made, so order early!

Jewelry, paintings, woodwork, wreaths, purses, handcraft items, baked goods, knives, and the best dish cloths ever are a few of the things that will be available. Please note the following:
  • Donations of pies, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, candy, bread, or any other baked items will be welcomed for the BAKE SALE. These items may be delivered to the church kitchen Friday afternoon, October 7, or EARLY Saturday morning.
  • Donations for the Silent Auction (which should be new or like new items) may be left in the church office or in the Mission Zone marked BAZAAR SILENT AUCTION or contact Laura Dustin at 804-559-1967 or 804-304-1683. If the Mission Zone is locked, please leave item by the door with indication for the Bazaar and it will be retrieved by a committee member.
  • Home canned goods, old cookbooks, plants, baskets, and other handmade items donated for the Country Store will be much appreciated. These items may also be left in the Mission Zone marked BAZAAR.
All proceeds help support local missions and those around the world.

UWF Circles  -- monthly small groups
Agape Circle - Meets 3rd Sunday from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room G114  -- Judy Varnier - Leader
Davis-Nauman Circle - Meets 2nd Thursday at 1 p.m. at church --  Deb Merrit Bragg - Leader
Elisabeth Circle - Meets 2nd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at church -- Vicky Traylor - Leader
Mills- Fearnow Circle - Meets 1st Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at church 
Littlejohn Circle - Meets 2nd Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at church -- Lori Cross - Co-Leader, Laura Dustin - Co-Leader

Jessie Swann, President                      Jean Swann, Recording Secetary
Judy Varnier, Vice President                 June Benninghove, Treasurer  
Arlene Peters, Corresponding Secretary               
Historian, Linda Dwyer
Special Projects, Shirley Simmons and Janie Mundie      
Communications, Margaret Getz       

Mission Coordinators
Grace Keller, Spiritual Growth                                            
Judy Varnier, Education and Interpretation        
, Social Action                                              
Laura Dustin, Membership & Nurture
, Outreach

For more information regarding participating in the UMW, please contact Jessie Swann, UMW President.