Events, Programs and Meetings

MONTHLY MEETINGS

We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. in Melick Hall to discuss business at hand and to plan upcoming events.  All women of the church and the community are invited to attend.

GRACE CIRCLE

The Grace Circle meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the home of one of our members.  This group has no set agenda and is  primarily a time for fellowship, discussion or an activity.  All women of the church are invited to attend.

SUMMER/FALL/HOLIDAY CIRCLES

These circles are a wondeful time of good food and fellowship held in the home of one of our members.  The group gathers at 6:00 p.m. for a potluck dinner to be served at 6:30 p.m.; please bring a favorite dish to share.  All women of the church (including high school-aged women) are invited.  Times and dates will be posted.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

We hold special programs throughout the year.  During 2011-2012 we have held programs about domestic violence, a U.M.W. member’s presentation about her mission trip to Haiti and a high school age church member’s mission work with Operation Smile.  We sponsored the Ridge A. Capella Choir concert and a one woman show “Women of the Bible.”  Times and date will be posted.

PIECEMAKERS

We meet on Thursdays at 9:45 a.m., and stay until 2:00 p.m.; come and go as your schedule permits, and you may bring your lunch. We make items to sell at the annual Homespun Holidays bazaar, and donate many items wherever there is a need. Hope to see you there!

HEARTS 2HANDS

Hearts2Hands prayer shawl ministry meets on the third Tuesday morning at 10am monthly in Ed’s Place (youth room).  This ministry knits or crochets prayer shawls for person in need of prayer and support during an illness or difficult time.  Knitting instruction and yarn are provided.  This group is open to all women and girls of the church, and, yes, men and boys too!  If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Collins, 908-766-3706, or Chris Pape, 908-658-9679, . Hope to see you there!

READING PROGRAM

Books selected from the U.M.W. Reading List as well as copies of Response Magazine are made available to church members through our unit Reading Program.  The purpose of the Reading Program is to engender better understanding of current faith and social issues.  The books fall in four categories:  education for mission, nurturing for community, social action, and spiritual growth; they may be found on our book cart located in Welcome Center.  See webpage for a complete listing of new books for 2013.  Go there…