United Methodist Women of Saint Mark

U.M.W. is a supportive, inclusive organization where women grow spiritually, develop as leaders and work to create a world in which all women, children and youth thrive. Members nurture one another and support local, U.S., and international projects.

Ministry SPOTLIGHT: Free Book Fair

We received almost as many hugs as we gave away books. Saint Mark United Methodist Women are thrilled to report that 2098 books were given to Matthews Elementary School this year. Each student got to choose three books to take home and keep. The leftover books were given to the Library and to the teachers for their classroom book collections. It was a happy day for the givers and the receivers!

We received almost as many hugs as we gave away books. Saint Mark United Methodist Women are thrilled to report that 2098 books were given to Matthews Elementary School this year. Each student got to choose three books to take home and keep. The leftover books were given to the Library and to the teachers for their classroom book collections. It was a happy day for the givers and the receivers!

Our unit currently has 2 sub-groups:

  • The Elizabeth subgroup meets the second Monday of each month at noon

  • The Sarah subgroup meets the third Monday of each month at 5:15pm

    • Both groups usually meet in the parlor and welcome you to join them.  We would also love to form new sub-groups.

If you have questions, please contact any of the following:

Unit Co-Presidents

Joy Jones (205)799-3972   jj920@aol.com

Jean Rosene (205)534-1223  jeandeerosene@comcast.net

Elizabeth Sub-group Leader

Becky Embrey (205)-242-5562 emb619@aol.com

Sarah Sub-Group Co-Leaders

Camilla Musgrove (205)247-3652  cmusgrove07@bellsouth.net

Renee Rimer (205)394-2042  renrimer@yahoo.com

 

 What We Support:

  • Free Book Fair (9,620 books given over 6 years)

  • Fabricating Love—Making pillowcase dresses to be sent with mission groups (close to 1,000 sent to 3 countries in 5 years)

  • Good Samaritan Clinic—Lunch for volunteers, etc.

  • School supplies for food pantry clients

  • UMCOR—supplies for kits and volunteering at the Disaster Relief Warehouse in Decatur

  • Senior Breakfast—Honoring High School seniors from Saint Mark

 

Mission Market:

We will start back august 18th, so mark your calendars!

 Our once-a month “Mission Market” (Craft & Bake Sale) in the Welcome Center is enabling us to support other missions, such as:

  • Camp Sumatanga—Scholarship for Special Needs Camp

  • REACH Supply Closet—basic supplies & toiletries for UA students coming from foster care

  • The Well House—a rescue center near Birmingham for victims of human trafficking

  • Prescription cards for patients at Good Samaritan Clinic

  • And many others...

You can help by making purchases and/or donating homemade items to be sold.