UMW Purpose

The organized unit of 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. 

Upcoming Dates: 

The UMW has scheduled our Strawberry Festival fundraiser for Sunday, June 19 following the church service. This is Father's Day, so treat the men in your life to lunch - soup, chicken salad sandwiches, hot dogs and sauerkraut, strawberries, cake, ice cream, and beverages. Then stay for the 49ers/Luken's Band concert at 1:30. What a great day for worship, lunch, and a concert!!!! More details will be provided in the weekly bulletins.

We have planned a covered dish supper on Tuesday, October 4, followed by a special music program by our own Tom Williams. Mark your calendar and plan to Boscov's Friends Helping Friends Day takes place on Tuesday, October 18, and we will once again be selling shopping passes. The passes cost $5.00 and provide major discounts of most purchases, plus chances to win prizes. The proceeds of this annual fundraiser go toward UMW mission projects. The passes will be available sometime during June and can be purchased from any UMW board member.

UMW Board News

It's not too late to register (as soon as possible!!) to join UMW ladies at the Southeast District Day Apart on Wednesday,
September 14 at Camp Innabah. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with the program starting at 10:00 a.m. The theme
"Kindness Is A Choice" is based on Proverbs 31:25-26, which says "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue." The cost for the lunch, which is always wonderful, is $8.00 per person. The money for lunch should be sent to Margie Gettings, 206 North Penn Street, West Chester, PA 19380.

Join us on Tuesday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. for a family covered dish supper. Bring your favorite dish to share. (We're not going to ask you to bring a dish based on your last name this time, so hopefully we won't have only desserts!) Following dinner, Tom Williams will provide a special music program. We will have a free will offering, as well as our annual World Thank Offering.

Mark your calendar and join us for an evening of food, fellowship and fantastic music! Boscov's Friends Helping Friends Day takes place on Tuesday, October 18, and we will once again be selling shopping passes. The passes cost $5.00 and provide major discounts of most purchases, plus chances to win prizes. The proceeds of this annual fundraiser go toward UMW mission projects. The passes are available now and can be purchased from any UMW board member. This is a great way to get a head start on your Christmas gift shopping! Also, Olivet UMW will have a table set up in the Exton Mall store between 8:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. if you haven't gotten your shopping pass before that day.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 6 for the UMW annual Christmas party. This evening is a wonderful time to visit with friends as we begin the time of Advent and focus on the reason for Christmas. Program details are being inalized and will be announced in future bulletins.

--UMW Board

UMW Board:

The members of the 
UMW board include: 


Past President:
Eileen White 
Mindy Patton 

Verona Grady 

Becky Givler 

Donna Ramsay 


Program Resources:
Michele Esworthy 

Spiritual Growth:
Jean Hanna 

Social Action:
Mary Alice Keen 

Christian Education:
Vivian Haines 

Carol Kuhn and 
Lisa Marie Crane 

Margaret Zazo 

Nancy Althouse 

Member at Large:
Naomi Davis