Women's Ministry: United Church Women
Please note: UCW General Meeting is postponed from November 24th until January – firm date to follow.
Middlesex Presbyterial UCW Annual Meeting – Special Award Presented to Marjorie Manning
Marjorie Manning was given the Woman of Distinction Award at the Annual Middlesex Presbyterial meeting held on Wednesday, February 28th at Richards Memorial United Church. We congratulate Marjorie on this special award which recognizes her any, many years of service to Lambeth UCW, Middlesex Presbyterial and London Conference. See Marjorie and her award.
Spring Charity Luncheon
Was held on Tuesday, March 13 at noon. Speaker from Scottish Rite Learning Centres for Children – tutors children identified with Dyslexia. Lunch compliments of Lambeth UCW. A donation was made to the Centre in the amount of $865.00.
Update on 2018 Bazaar
The 2018 Bazaar was held on Saturday, November 10th. Take a peek at our 2018 bazaar.: The 2018 Holly Berry Bazaar was a tremendous success! The profit of $12,954.20 will enable the UCW to donate funds to the United Church of Canada Mission and Services Fund, Camp Kee-Mo-Kee, London Community Chaplaincy, Canadian Foodgrain Bank, Global Health, Mission Services of London, Rotholme House, Women’s Community House, Salvation Army, Wellspring London, My Sisters’ Place and Salthaven. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event happen.
Connie Amos & Marie Black, 2018 Bazaar Co-conveners
Tribute to UCW Women
United Church minister, Rev. Allan Reeve, lost his mother, Marion Reeve – daughter, wife and mother to a line of ministers. Allan wrote this poem for his mother and it could be a description of so many UCW women.
What is your hope?
I hope the Maker takes the total sum of my love
all the sunsets and sunrises
all the kisses and caresses
all the graces given and received
every single breathless moment that couldn’t last
distilled into this one wish
Take all that love summed up
and divide it into infinite bits
and send that love on angel wings
to those who need it most today
Whoever’s lost hope
whoever’s lost love
What would I do with all that love now that I’m done doing?
What would I keep for me now that all my weighty worries are gone?
When “I” am no longer me
When I can no longer hold and show and tell what’s mine
then take what’s made me strong
what’s healed me, taught me, caught me and pass it on
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Our knitting group is continuing. We have a good supply of prayer shawls on hand right now but we are still getting together to work on other projects – perhaps a scarf for My Sisters Place or mittens for the Men’s Mission… Join us the third Saturday of each month between 9:30 and noon. All knitters welcome from beginner to expert!
A little history
Women within the United Church have been forming UCW groups since the organization was formally inaugurated on January 1st, 1962
Any woman who is willing to contribute to the work of the church may participate in United Church Women. A Life Membership pin and certificate are available to any member of the UCW whom a UCW group may wish to honour.
The very active units of the UCW meet regularly.
Please see the Church Calendar for meeting dates and times.