United Methodist Women at Perry

As 2014 draws to a close, United Methodist Women want to share some of our accomplishments, let you know how we’ve managed and spent our money and most of all to say “Thank You” to all of you here at Perry. Without your support we wouldn’t be able to do all that we do to make our group so successful. Truly our “talents” are multiplied because we work together! So here goes!
 
Just look how far and wide the money we have earned has stretched:
 
500 to UMCOR
$300 to Helping Hands

$500 to Imagine No Malaria

$100 to Upshur House

$100 to House of Carpenter for Celebration of Missions

$100 to Shady Spring High School for Project Graduation

$1,200 for missions to UMW Southern District

$2,300 to church for heat pump/air conditioner – Purchased new walk-off rugs for fellowship hall and church entrance
$300 to Burlington House
$1,500 to help Shepherd’s Table purchase a new stove
$100 for school supplies for children from Shepherd’s Table
$800 for micro-phones & music stands for church
$28.57 for candle burning mission
$125 to Cub Scouts for storage cabinet
$500 to Atterson family who lost
home by fire.
 
We have designated funds to purchase a large screen TV and stand to use in the Fellowship Hall for meetings and classes.
 
Each year we reserve enough money in our account to purchase Egg sup-plies for the coming spring.
 
Some of our activities include:
 
Prepared twenty gift bags to welcome guests
Attended spring and fall district meetings for UMW, and received attendance award
Donated items as requested to Upshur House and House of Carpenter at Celebration of Missions Sponsored Egg Factory and Spring Rummage/Hot dog sale

Furnished long stem roses to ladies and girls for Mother’s Day

Made Health Kits for UMCOR

Donated toothbrushes, toothpaste and other health items for Shepherd’s Table children

Provided gift bags for men and boys on Father’s Day

At each meeting we send cards for those in need of a card

Helped with food for VBS and paid for Bounce Houses

Helped Burlington House by providing items for their general store

Donated hot dogs, peanut butter pumpkins, fried pies, baked goods and crafts for Fall Festival

Donated time and baby items to Mary’s Cradle at Trinity UMC in Bluefield

Donated crafts for Annual Conference Meeting

Donated food items to both Backpack Ministry and Shepherd’s Table

At Christmas we will help buy presents for Burlington children and needy children in the community

We have provided lunches, dinners and many meals for district clergy, charge conference and bereavement families

We will provide meat and bread for Church Christmas Dinner.
 
We continue to work toward a successful Prayer Partners group.
 
We are an active, dedicated group here at Perry and want you to consider becoming a member!
 
We meet at 6:30 pm the second Tuesday of each month and always have a devotion and an interesting program schedule. Please join us!