UM Women's Ministries

Children's Ministries

"Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle ... a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dreams."

Greetings everyone for February. The UMW are busy with all of our mission projects and we want you to be aware of them so you can join us. On Tuesday, Feb. 6 our usual Executive Board Meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. On Tuesday, Feb. 20 our General Membership Meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. with a covered dish luncheon. Peggy Holmsley will come and speak to us about all the wonderful things the Lackey Free Clinic provides. The clinic is in a new building now and can see many more patients who need their help. Please come and join us and get some good up-to-date information about their mission for our less fortunate friends.

P.S. We are looking for a woman to be Vice President on our Executive Board. Please pray about this and contact Jo Rawls. Thank you.


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.