This Christmas season our UMW unit has decided not to collect
hats and mittens but to support Vista
Maria, the social services
organization that provides innovative care, support, treatment and
education to vulnerable youth in Michigan. At
our October tea we had a spokeswoman from Vista Maria and
were able to send her back with over $1000 for the cause.
Vista Maria has a Christmas wish list of items of varying prices and we
have set up a table to collect whatever you feel like
There are shopping lists on that table also. Both
Alma and Corinne have volunteered to be shoppers if you'd prefer making
a donation. Attached is the list
The items are due December 11, so our collecting will have to
be done quickly. That gives us three Sundays to
bring items in if you care to
participate. Thank you in advance for
Women of UMW.
Alternative Giving - Alternative Giving opportunities on
Sunday, December 11th after church will include:
Water for Life,
Haiti Hot Lunch,
Children’s Village in Liberia,
Methodist Children’s Home, and
UMCOR Relief .
Brightmoor Initiative sends their heartfelt thank
the much needed produce that Beverly Hills United Methodist Church
provided for their food sharing pantry.