UNITED METHODIST WOMEN (UMW)
United Methodist Women is an active and integral part of life at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church. All women are welcome to participate in UMW’s activities. The purpose of UMW is to develop a creative, supportive fellowship and focus on mission outreach, especially as it relates to women and children. A boutique or auction is held each fall to raise money for a variety of mission projects selected by the group. In recent years, they have included Illumination Foundation, Africa University, David and Margaret Home for Girls and Laguna Beach Friendship Shelter.
Regular general meetings are typically held at the church on the second Saturday of even months (February, April, June, August, October and December).
UMW’s Book Discussion Group typically meets at members’ homes on the second Saturday of odd months (January, March, May, July, September, and November). Books are selected by the group, some from suggestions put forth by the national UMW; others are personal choices.
While most meetings follow the standard, sometimes dates are changed when they conflict with other church activities.
During the year, speakers address the group at two or three of the general meetings. Usually the speakers represent non-profit organizations that provide assistance to women and/or children.
Time is always set aside at each meeting for refreshments and conversation. At least every other year, UMW sponsors a road trip, sometimes by bus. This year, a weekend retreat is planned for October in Pacific Palisades.
A Spring Tea is held on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. It includes a speaker or entertainment and an accessories boutique. The purpose of this event is to provide fellowship for Laguna Beach United Methodist Women.
For information about UMW, contact Laura Hahn – firstname.lastname@example.org, 949-887-6311.
LAGUNA BEACH UNITED METHODIST WOMEN CALENDAR
June 1, Saturday – District Recognition of Quiet Disciple, Escondido UMC
June 8, Saturday, 10 a.m. – Membership meeting with speaker; ask members to solicit auction items
June 12, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. – JULIETS, Wind and Sea Restaurant
July 9, Tuesday, noon – Craft Day at Cathy Fry’s
July 10, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. – JULIETS, Wind and Sea Restaurant
July 13, Saturday, 10 a.m. – Book Discussion
August 3, Saturday, 9 a.m. – EXECUTIVE BOARD meeting; plan for silent auction
August 10, Saturday, 10 a.m. – Membership meeting with speaker
August 14, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. – JULIETS, Wind and Sea Restaurant
September 9, Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – Silent Auction, Healton Hall
September 10, Tuesday, noon – Craft Day at Cathy Fry’s
September 11, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. –JULIETS, Wind and Sea Restaurant
September 14, Saturday, 10 a.m. – Book Discussion
September 28, Saturday – Black and White Fundraiser, Ken and Becky Smith’s home, 24272 Cherry Hills Road, Laguna Niguel
October 5, Saturday, 9 a.m. – EXECUTIVE BOARD meeting
October 9, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. – JULIETS, Wind and Sea Restaurant
October 12, Saturday, 10 a.m. – Membership meeting including World Thank Offering and speaker
October 25-27: Women’s Retreat, UMC Aldersgate Conference Center, Pacific Palisades
November 9, Saturday, 10 a.m. – Book Discussion
November 12, Tuesday, noon – Craft Day at Cathy Fry’s
November 13, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. – JULIETS, Wind and Sea Restaurant
December 7, 9 a.m. – EXECUTIVE BOARD meeting
December 11, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. –JULIETS, Wind and Sea Restaurant
December 14, Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – Christmas Luncheon