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UMW Safehome Project

Rebekah's Circle will continue our support of Safehome by volunteering each month to provide a meal.  Contact Jennifer Hoggatt, hoggatt@me.com, 913-710-9554 (phone or text) if you would like to participate.   Our Safehome contact is so appreciative of our commitment to ongoing involvement, and asked me to thank everyone on Safehome's behalf.

 

 

Rebekah's Circle

This circle meets on the third Thursday of each month, except July.  All women of the church are welcome to join us for fellowship, learning, and mission projects.

 

2018 Meeting Dates

August 16

September 20

October 18

November 15

Deember 20

 

In Hebrew Rebekah means to connect or tie. 

Community for Kids Monthly Packing Event

2018-2019

August 23

September 27

October 25

November TBD

December TBD

January 27

February 28

March 28

April 25

May TBD

Monthly Food Drive for Stilwell Caring Ministry

 

The first Sunday each month the UMW will be collecting certain food items to assist in stocking the food pantry for the Stilwell Caring Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Stilwell.  Each month you can check this page for the items that will be collected each month.  Items can be brought to the church and placed in the large wooden collection box, located in the lower level area near the elevator. 

 

 

2018 Sunday Collections

  • August - canned sweet potatoes, canned milk, pumpkin -  Sunday, September 2
  • September - cranberries, stuffing mix, any kind of rice - Sunday, October 7
  • October -  canned vegetables, canned milk, stuffing - Sunday, November 4
  • November - Jell-O, canned fruit, canned soup - Sunday, December 2
  • December - peanut butter, canned tuna – Sunday, January 6

 

Thank you for your support of this local Harvesters Food Bank Program!

 

Project Patricia

Saturday, September 8

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

Fellowship Hall

 

Lets keep up the good work on this mission project.  Refreshments will be served.

 

For those sewing at home, additional product can be found in the church Library.  Please pick up as needed.

 

2018 Work Dates

November 10

 

See article below for mission project details.

Project Patricia Mission Details

Project Patricia sews cloth washable reusable maxi pads for women and girls predominately in African countries.  Each woman and girl receives a kit containing three pads and a waterproof storage bag.  Project Patricia works with individual missionaries and missions groups to carry and distribute the kits.   Project Patricia also partners with Hands on Africa to distribute Kits.

 

Our mission is to bring glory and honor to our Lord Jesus Christ through service to women in Africa by meeting a physical need as an avenue to demonstrate Christ love and share His gospel with them.  With each kit a bookmark is sent, in an African dialect or in English, setting forth the Gospel in a clear and concise manner.

 

Our ladies at Stilwell UMW work with six other churches, four of them being Methodist Churches, to help support this mission by donating material, cutting and sewing the pads and kits.

 

The mission was started in 2009, and the missionaries have taken a grand total of 37,632 kits, to 27 countries.  In 2015, a total of 10,000 kits were sent out.  With the Ebola outbreak, Hands on Africa could not get into many areas, so they could not take as many kit, but they can get in now, so the need will be picking up for 2016.

 

The ladies at our church, worked very hard this year, by cutting and sewing a total of 2,943 pads and 3,000 water proof bags. A big thanks to all of you who gave generously of your time.

 

Stilwell’s Project Patricia meets on Saturdays, every other month, from 9-12PM, for work days. 

For info on Stilwell’s work days, call Barb Kelley at 913-897-8158.

 

But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Hebrews 13:16 (NKJV)

 

For more information visit: www.projectpatricia.org

UMW Christmas Tea & Mission Event

 

Thousands of people in Uganda suffer from a foot parasite called jiggers. Through education, medical care, and shoes Sole Hope seeks to aid Ugandan people to become jigger free. How bad are jiggers? Jiggers keep kids from going to school, running, and playing. They prevent people from walking and working. People with jiggers often become outcasts. This small parasite negatively impacts every aspect of a person’s life.

 

Last year we had so much fun cutting denim shoe pieces at our Sole Hope Cutting Party that we had an encore party later in the summer!  By popular request we are having another party on June 21st in Fellowship Hall. In order to cut all our shoes in one day, we are having a really big party from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. A light supper will be served. And you are welcome to come and go throughout the evening as your schedule permits.

 

How can you help?  1) Watch for news of when to bring in any clean, sturdy denim we can cut into shoe pieces. This can be old jeans, skirts, shorts.  2) Consider sponsoring one or more pair of shoes. Each completed set of shoe parts must be sponsored with a donation of $10 which covers the costs to ship, complete, and get each pair of shoes to a child in need. Stilwell UMW has committed to sponsoring 10 pair of shoes. The more sponsorships we receive, the more pairs of shoes we can cut out. Last year with your help we completed and sponsored 70 pairs of shoes!

 

You can make a direct impact on the life of someone seemingly a world away by being a source of hope. Hope of relief from foot-related disease. Hope of an active life. Be moved. Be active. Be someone’s hope. 

 

Questions? Contact Sally Hartz, 913.486.9159 or hartz.ks@gmail.com.

 

Contact Us

19335 Metcalf Avenue

Stilwell, KS  66085-8536

 

913-897-2101

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Our Purpose

Changing Lives Through 

Worship, Education, and Mission

Our Mission

A Christ-centered community that nurtures hearts, minds, and souls.

Our Vision

A world of Neighbors connected to the love of God through Christ

Office Hours

Mon-Thu :

08:30 am - 03:00 pm

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

  • The church office is closed on all National Holidays  except Columbus Day and Veteran's Day. 

 

  • The church office is closed on Fridays except by appointment. 
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