Willow River Parish
Sunday, October 20, 2019
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United Methodist Women

      
PURPOSE
The organized unit of the United Methodist Women shall be
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. 
May this be our goal and our prayer in all we do!  AMEN
 
 
     The Clear Lake United Methodist Women have two groups. The afternoon circle meets the second Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Ridgeview Apts. The evening circle meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
     We're very active. Some crochet prayer shawls. Others find people who need them. Some make pillow cases to share with the residents of Salvation Army's nearby Serenity House.
     We prepare baskets for benefit auctions for particular local needs. We prepare and serve many church meals - including our biennial Gold and Silver dinner & meals for funerals. We visit our transportation-challenged friends. Each year, we have sing-alongs at the 2 local nursing homes.
     We raise money for missions through our gallon penny jar. We also raise money through cookie sales, rummage sales, and this year we tried as Christmas in July boutique.
     We participate in the community Vacation Bible School, in Christmas for Children, in our Picnic, Praise & Song (a monthly picnic & entertainment event). We have at least one retreat each year. In December, we prepared and delivered fruit baskets for the elderly members of our church.
 
  
United Methodist Women October Retreat!!
 
In October the United Methodist Women had their annual Retreat at Luther Point Bible Camp in Chetek, Wisconsin. The retreat was lead by March Hudson with special guest Tonya Dix, Massage Therapist. The ladies did a lot of singing, praying, walking, communing with nature, interacting with each other and eating great food!! Consider joining them next time, same. Their motto is "Whatever happens at the Retreat - stays at the Retreat!"
 
 
 
First Row: Carol Houghdale, Andrea Jelik, Deb Ahrens
Second Row: Tonya Dix, Jennie Keller, Kay Brook, Diane Blanchard, Heidi Swetlick
Third Row: Jan Benson, Linda White, Ruth Severson, Marsha Hudson
     (not pictured Ann Minor)