UM Women's Ministries
BY JO RAWLS
Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, Apr. 2 at 9:30 a.m.
“Employ whatever God has entrusted you with, in doing good, all possible good, in every possible kind and degree”…
-- John Wesley
What do you know about Cambodia? Have you ever wanted to travel there? Cambodia is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina peninsula of Southeast Asia. The official religion is Buddhism. However, we have a very special UMW that has been to Cambodia many times to help support Cambodian Methodist churches. There are now over 150 Methodist Faith communities, with strong local leaders. It is where women, children and youth are welcomed into programs developed and strengthened to become self-sustaining churches. “ Equip. Serve. Send”. This pattern is reflective of how God has called Nancy Yarborough to serve as a missionary to this beautiful country. She is the Nomination Chair for the VA Conference UMW Mission Team. Nancy will be providing our program along with scarves, handbags and other crafts, for sale, made by Cambodian women. The General Membership meeting is Tuesday, April 16th at 11:30am with a covered-dish luncheon. Cambodian missionaries will be visiting us, so come, and we’ll pray to God to open doors where we can share the Gospel freely! Blessings for your day!
The purpose of United Methodist Women 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 missions through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Chestnut Memorial has had a rich history of women working together in the name of Jesus Christ through United Methodist Women. Chestnut has 5 Circles that meet each month with over 100 members. We would like to invite you to join us. You can visit any of the Circles. Walk-ins welcome.
- Circle 1: Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the church, Nancy Moore
- Circle 2: Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the church, Marjie Carroll
- Circle 4: Meets on the *2nd Wednesday every other month at 6:30 p.m. in the church, Debbie Richardson
- Circle 6: Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the church, Barbara Davis
- Circle 7: Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the church, Pat Belote & Lyn Vaughn
- Circle 1: School Kits
- Circle 2: Health Kits and Socks
- Circle 4: School Kits
- Circle 6: Chestnut Food Pantry and Health Kits
- Circle 7: School Kits
- UMW volunteers make Stone Soup every 3rd Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
The UMW General Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month. All ladies of the church are invited to attend. Our programs vary monthly. October through May our luncheon meetings are a covered dish at 11:30 a.m. The September and June meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Bring a brown bag and desserts will be furnished.
Where does our Missions money go?
Local Missions: ACCESS (Children with HIV/Aids), Transitions, Salvation Army, Peninsula Rescue Mission, Youth Challenge, Wesley Foundation (W&M), United Campus (CNU), Heart Haven, Menchville House, Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center, Lackey Free Clinic.
Peninsula District Missions: UMCOR United (Disaster Relief), Henry Fork Center, Red Bird Missions, AGAPE on the Eastern Shore, Migrant Ministry (Eastern Shore), Wesley Community Service Center, Mattaponi Healing Eagle Clinic.
For more info, contact Jo Rawls or Penny Sparrow.