United Methodist Women March 2020

February 26th, 2020 by Kali Lewis

The next general meeting of the Manistique United Methodist Women is Tuesday, March 2, at 1 PM in Fellowship Hall of the church. In addition to the meeting agenda of reports and discussion of subjects concerning UMW/church business, there will be a devotional program and time for fellowship and refreshments. Meetings are open to all church women interested in the worldwide welfare of women and children.​

Plans are also in the works for the UMW annual Reflection Breakfast to be held on Saturday, April 4. The program is always a meaningful presentation as we enter Holy Week and prepare for the Easter Celebration on Sunday, April 12. The Reflection Breakfast is open to the community,  so tell your friends. The local UMW is active in the community as well.  The monthly Hymn Sing continues the first Monday of each month at the Medical Care Facility. We meet at 10 AM to present a brief program of familiar hymns and a seasonal message. New participants are always welcome.​

Looking ahead, the annual UMW District Spiritual Growth Retreat will be held Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2 in Manistique. Keep this date in mind as registration forms will be available soon.​

Well, here we are into March already. Does anyone have Cabin Fever? If so, a possible cure is to curl up with a good book and there are many to choose from in the UMW Reading Program. To get you started, may I suggest Not Worth Saving, by Ann L Joyner. This book, in the “Nurturing  for Community” category, is a real-life account of the Joyner family struggles and victories in living with a severely handicapped child. Told by their physician when the child was still in vitro, that he would not survive, the parents decided to let the Lord take control of the situation. Through many challengers and triumphs the child thrived and lived until age 21, and positively touched many lives.​

This book will have you smiling and even cheering through the tears as you realize God’s way is not always our way.​

This book is available in the UMW section of the church library. See Mary Prater for more information on the Reading Program. ​