United Methodist Women is a group united by their common interest and support of missions throughout the world.
Their particular focus is mission with women and children. At Church of the Cross, we carry out our purpose through small groups called Circles. Circles meet monthly to study, worship, work and fellowship together. Once each quarter the entire unit meets for a special program. Times of the meetings vary to accommodate women at home and women employed outside the home. Any woman who is interested in the mission of the church is invited to join a circle.
UMW Circle Schedule
Leah Circle - 1st Sun., 6:00 pm (location varies)
Working women with children of all ages.
Susanna Circle - 1st Tue., 6:30 pm (church parlor)
Accommodates working women with evening activities.
Sarah Circle - 1st Thur., 10:30 am (church parlor)
Friendly and varied-age group supporting local and global missions.
Ruth Circle - 2nd Wed., 10:30 am (church parlor)
A multi-age group that also enjoys Christian book reviews.
COMING SOON! A new Circle
Age 20s-30s who put faith into action.
Want to Join a UMW Circle?
Do you want to cultivate new friendships while doing something worthwhile benefiting those in need locally and internationally, then look to your church’s United Methodist Women’s group. UMW extends a warm invitation to every woman of any age. See times and locations above.
The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
This book is on the 2019 UMW Reading List and is available at the public library. Although fictitious, this novel is based on real stories. Ms. Ward interviewed many immigrant children in Texas, Arizona, and California shelters.
The odd numbered chapters follow Carla, a 12-year-old Honduran girl. She and her little brother were left in Honduras seven years earlier with their grandmother when their mother entered Texas illegally. After their grandmother died the children set out on foot for the dangerous journey to Texas.
The even numbered chapters follow Alice, a 30 something married woman who worked with her husband Jake at their well-known BBQ restaurant in Texas. Her breast cancer had left her in remission but unable to have children. Several attempts at adoption had failed and the couple felt incomplete.
These females made difficult life choices and paid the ensuing consequences. Their lives finally cross. Will the story end in disaster or happily ever after?
~Reviewed by Sharon Morrison