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United Methodist and Congregational Women

The current membership meets monthly to plan annual fund-raising events such as an Easter Pecan Pie sale, a Musical Theme Dinner in June, a Rummage Sale in August and a Holiday Bazaar in November. The UMCW sponsors a child through Compassion International; maintains a monthly pledge to Every Tribe Ministries, to Abounding Ministries and an annual pledge to the district United Methodist Women which is distributed through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief); raise money by preparing lunch for the Lions; through the Lenten Calendar distributed to the World Thank Offering; collect supplies and makes School Kits, baby sweaters and blankets that are distributed throughout the U.S. and the world by UMCOR; hold a special collection for and pledge a silent auction gift basket to Lifespring in Aurora; make seatbelt pillows distributed to breast cancer patients at Central DuPage Hospital; collect “Birthday in a Bag” items for the Humanitarian Service Project and collect hats, mittens, gloves donated to District 33. At Christmas we purchase gifts for patients at DuPage County Convalescent Center, our adopted Winfield Township family, Head Start Families (Shining Star) and gift cards distributed to children in West Chicago. As disciples of Christ, we follow the example set to love and serve others. The UMCW has set a fundraising goal of over $7,000 for 2012. The UMCW is only as strong as the support received from the congregation and the community. All women of our community, regardless of religious affiliation, are eligible to join. Please call 630-231-3344 for additional information. firstumcucc.org

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