UM Women's Ministries

Children's Ministries

A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer's wave goodbye…

We welcome fall with open arms and plenty of mission work ahead of us. Our regular Executive Board meeting will be on Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m. Then on Tuesday, Oct. 17 we will have our General Membership Meeting at 11:30 a.m. We will have a covered dish luncheon and our meeting will be "Called to Prayer and Self Denial." It is an annual observance during which members and friends reflect on the Gospel of Christ, pray together, and make an offering to mission for women, children and youth, in response to God's love and grace. This year we will receive donations for kits. We will also have a Memorial Ceremony for our members who have claimed the Promise of the Resurrection this year. Everyone is invited to share this date with us. May all of you be blessed in every way! !


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, Margie 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: Layette Kits and Socks
  • Circle 4: School Kits
  • Circle 6: Chestnut Food Pantry & Health Kitts
  • 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.