UM Women's Ministries

Children's Ministries

"If you are a Christian, you are not a citizen of this world trying to get to heaven; you are a citizen of heaven making your way through this world."
— Dr. Vance Havner, Preacher

Executive Board Meeting:
Feb. 5 at 9:30 a.m.

February brings us a few good days to celebrate. We have National Freedom Day, Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, President's Day, Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Black History Month and Chocolate Lover's Month. It is also the month of purification and healing, according to early Roman history. Our UMW program for this month will be from the Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center. They integrate behavioral sciences and theology to help those cope with their struggles. Many licensed professional counselors on staff, are also clergy. They offer mental, emotional, spiritual and well-being along with guidance in adjusting to major life changes. The Center has a psychiatric consultant and partner with other healthcare professionals in Hampton Roads. Our General Membership Meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 19 and Becky Glass, director, will bring us her information about this valuable mission in our midst. We'll begin at 11:30 a.m. with our covered dish luncheon and program. Please join us to learn how even we can help those with these needs. Faithful and true blessings to all!


Purpose
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.

Circle Meetings
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
           *Meets every other month

Circle Projects
  • 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.
Monthly General Meeting
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.