You may bring in things during the week. Large truck or van loads, please bring them in by Wednesday evening. Thursday, April 18 is the last day any items will be accepted. YES, we need help with tables and sorting during the week. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the church foyer.
We will accept any items except construction materials (we suggest donating these to Habitat for Humanity). For large items, be sure to check on Saturday at noon to see if the item(s) have sold. We do have an outlet for furniture but not for other large items such as exercise equipment. And, our dumpster company has restrictions on what we put in it. We also need vans and trucks to get leftover items to the Mission in Albany.
Thanks in advance for all your help and support! The proceeds from the Thrift Sale are used to fund our UMW mission projects.
Saturday, April 27 starting at 9:00 AM, we will be hosting the United Methodist Women Albany District Meeting. The meeting program is called "Walking In Their Shoes", and will include women speaking of their personal experiences with poverty, homelessness, alcoholism, drug addiction and incarceration. If you wish to attend the meeting, contact Cindy Reineke to register. The cost is $8 for the meeting and luncheon; $1 for the meeting only. Our UMW will be providing the music and the meal for this event. Help is needed 9:30am-2:30pm in the kitchen, as well as for waitressing and cleanup. We can use your help, even if you can only manage 2-3 hours! Sign-up sheets will be in the church foyer, or call Grace Wheeler (477-5373 or 542-6315) to volunteer.
Donations will be accepted at this District Meeting to benefit Joseph's House in Troy. Items to be collected are new or gently used towels: bath, beach, hand, kitchen, face and washcloths.
Monday, May 6 at 7pm - regular UMW meeting. All women are invited. Topics to be discussed: the future of UMW.
Here are the names for 2013:
Executive Committee: President – Patty Chartrand, Vice President – Karen Terwilliger, Treasurer – Grace Wheeler, Secretary – Cynthia Reineke, Nominating Committee – Karen Terwilliger.
Education and Interpretation, Membership, Nurture And Growth: Library – Patty Chartrand, Publicity – Lorrine Beals, Prayer Tower – Ruth Hurr, Sunshine Cards – Mary McIntosh, Neighborhood Emergency Coordinator – Sue Lemka and Grace Wheeler, Nursing Home Coordinator – Florence Skiff.
Social Action and Spiritual Growth: World Thank Offering; Prayer and Self-Denial –Karen Terwilliger, Blanker Sunday – Fran Berger and Patricia Camadine, Alter Flowers – Violeta Dulay, Shawna Lambert, Olive Felio, Carrie Larson, Karen Terwilliger and Linda Marschner, Kitchen Supplies – Patty Chartrand and Sue Lemka, UMW Sunday Coordinator – Karen Terwilliger, Thrift Sale Team – (open), Coffee Hour Coordinator – Sue Lemka.
Kitchen Supplies – If anyone notices that the supplies are low, please let Patty Chartrand know. Her phone number is 732-2940.
Coffee Hour needs people to sign up to serve coffee. Just be at church before the service to start the coffee and set up the table. Supplies are provided. Any question, ask Patty Chartrand, Yvonne DeBellis or Olive Felio.
The UMW has a Reading Program which asks you to read just four books per year and Response Magazine. Our Unit gets brownie points for having you read and you get much more: Spiritual Growth, Nurturing Community, Social Action and Mission Education (no tests or grades). The church library has a variety of the books and the Response Magazine. Ask Patty Chartrand if you have any questions.
The United Methodist Women of East Greenbush United Methodist Church is the organized unit of United Methodist Women. The United Methodist Women are a community of women whose purpose 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 mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Membership shall be open to all the women of the church who indicates her desire to belong and to participate in the global mission of the church through United Methodist Women.
The East Greenbush United Methodist Women support local missions, as well as, global missions.
The United Methodist Women mission is to reach out to women, children and youth. Our unit has helped Girls Scouts, youth members to special spiritual events, and delegates to Summer Learning Fellowship,( a mission school sponsored by the Conference, the three areas of study are regional, Bible Study and social issue related). This unit has also supported different areas in our church family. The women meet once a month for fun and fellowship and growth as women.