Vermont Street United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

                                                                      

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN 

FAITH  HOPE LOVE IN ACTION
The Vermont Street United Methodist Women Welcome You!
We are a Rainbow Unit in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church.
 
We are an active group open to any woman who indicates her desire to belong
and to participate in the local and global missions of the church through UMW.
 
Active Since 1869 – 143 Years in mission work and growing.
 
Service to our Church                                                                        Service to our Community
Babysitting                                                                                                 Blessing Hospital Layettes
Bible School Funding                                                                                 Chaddock
Cookie Walk                                                                                                Church Women United                
Confirmation Brunch                                                                                 Crop Walk for Adams County                     
Fellowship Groups                                                                                     Handicapped Adults Gifts            
Funeral Luncheons                                                                                    Horizons Soup Kitchen
Graduation Recognition                                                                            Madonna House                                              
Ham Loaves for Holidays                                                                         Meals on Wheels                                                            
Kitchen Maintenance & Supplies                                                             Quanada
Lenten Service Fellowship Refreshments                                              Red Cross Annual Dinner             
New Baby Welcome                                                                                   Salvation Army
Mission Trip Support for Adults and Youth                                           Salvation Army Dress An Angel                                 
Prayer Chain, Prayer Requests, Prayer Shawls                                    Sunset Home    
Puppet Ministry                                                                                         United Way Good News Campaign
Receptions                                                                                                   United Way Unmet Needs                         
Scholarships for Retreats                                                                          Washington School Activities                                     
We Care Committee                                                                                                      
Wedding Coordinator                                                                                                                   
Woman of the Year Recognition
 
Global Service
Cunningham Children’s Home in Urbana, IL
Feeding Center in Tabacal, Guatemala
Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House in East St. Louis, IL
School & Mission in Monrovia, Liberia, Africa
Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, IL
Red Bird Mission School in Beverly, KY                   
United Methodist Missionaries 
................And many, many more

United Methodist Women Fellowship Groups at Vermont Street
Mary Martha Fellowship, 9:30 AM, featuring a business meeting, a program, devotions and fellowship.
Deborah Ruth Fellowship, 9:30 AM, features hands-on projects that benefit our church and community missions.
Dolphine Fellowship, 7:00 PM, featuring a business meeting, a program, devotions and fellowship for those who work.
 
Monthly Collection Box
Collections of Christmas gifts for institutions are requested each month. A list of appropriate items are suggested that are needed by the residents of Chaddock, Cunningham Children’s Home, Sunset Home and a handicapped adult home.
Members save the box tops and UPC codes from the following products for cashing in for funds to support our missions.
 
Fundraisers – Labels
Box Tops for Education: General Mills, Cottonelle, Pillsbury, Huggies, Fiber One, Ziploc, Green Giant, Hefty, El Paso, Nature Valley, and Avery Office Supplies.
UPC Codes:  Campbell Soups, V8, Prego, Franco-American, Pepperidge Farm, and Swanson
UPC Codes: all Hy-Vee and Midwest Country Fare brand products.
 
Fundraisers – Events
Annual Spring Rummage Sale is held 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. This is a major fundraiser for UMW that helps us to support all our missions. Rummage is collected from church members. We welcome buyers from throughout the community.
Annual Fall Bazaar is in October, 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. The sale of crafts and baked goods provides the funds to support our mission giving. A homemade meal is served from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Carry-outs are also available.
Rada Cutlery items are available for sale at the Fall Bazaar. Healthy Recipe Cookbooks are also sold at the Bazaar. Recipes are all tried and true and contributed by our church members.
Quincy Service League Gift Show is held on the Saturday and Sunday before Thanksgiving at the Quincy Senior High School. Our UMW booth is filled with holiday crafts.
The annual Cookie Walk is held on a Sunday morning in December and features 3 tables of homemade cookies, candy and Holiday treats and is very popular with our customers.
 
Projects
Salvation Army Dress An Angel each Spring provides over 200 Easter outfits for boys and girls.
Bazaar Workshops are held monthly February through June and weekly September until our Bazaar. Handmade crafts are created at these workshops to sell at the Fall Bazaar.
Apple Butter Day is a workday held in September as soon as the local cooking apples ripen. We have canned this delicious apple butter for many years and it is sold in pint jars at the Fall Bazaar.
Washington School Santa’s Workshop in December is one of our projects for which we provide assistance to students in making a craft for gift giving.