who finds meaning in her church, and is drawn to its fellowship,
whose life is packed full of activity and obligations,
who struggles with loneliness or a sense of failure,
who juggles jobs and family, and tries to be faithful to both,
who wants to combine classroom study
with significant fellowship and outreach opportunities,
who seems overburdened with the 
traditional woman’s role of care giver,
who feels she has gifts which are wasted or underdeveloped,
who wants to be accepted for who she is,
who needs a supportive community to affirm 
her own sense of purpose and commitment to God . . .— To the Women

We invite you to membership in United Methodist Women.

Our church sponsors a very active United Methodist Women’s Fellowship program with four circles made up of women of all ages, meeting at various times and places. Each circle meets once a month, using a variety of programs of study. Large group meetings and luncheons are held throughout the year. As an ongoing service to the church, the UMW raises money for the local church and mission with activities such as the annual Harvestique Dinner, biannual Garage Sales, and a Spring Plant Sale. Call the church office for more information on circles and meeting times.

UMW News & Upcoming Events

 

These 2017 UMW books are shelved and ready to be checked out of the library:

“Love Casts Out Fear” (Education for Mission)
“Extraordinary Grace” (Spiritual Growth)
“Sally Ride” (Leadership Development),
“Americanah” (Social Action)
“I’ll  Be Right There” (Nurturing for Community)

Several other books have been checked out for a few months (good news!), but please remember to return them as soon as you have finished reading them. – Betsy Meikle

 

Join us for a brunch program Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10:30 a.m., at The United Methodist Church of Berea.  Dee and Dennis Rundle of Singing Hands will be performing for us at this time.

Husband and wife Dee and Dennis perform uplifting, positive, and fun songs to pre-recorded music, using sign language.  You do not need to know sign language to be able to hear the words and music to their  favorite songs. At the same time, you are able to enjoy the beauty and creativity of sign language.

All UMW Members Welcome! Cost is $4.00 and reservations required by Feb. 5. 

To make reservations, sign up on the UMW bulletin board or call: Betsy Meikle 440-234-5767 or Sandy Marek 440-234-6858.

 

Spring Meeting of the North Coast District United Methodist Women

On March 25, 2017 The United Church of Berea will be hosting the spring meeting of the North Coast District United Methodist Women.  The women of Berea UMW will be hosting all the officers and units of the North Coast District churches. The meeting times are 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Officer training will follow the meeting.

Our own Pastor Nathan Howe will be presenting a program on Climate Change.

Any questions about attending the meeting or program contact Sandy Marek at 440-234-6858.