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"Centenary United Methodist Church"
3 W Washington St
Bath, NY
Pastor - Leanne Zeck
Phone - 607-776-3434
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Centenary United Methodist Women
Submitted by Donna McIntire, UMW President

Our UMW ladies gathered at Mossy Bank Park in August for the first meeting we have had since February due to the pandemic.  We were blessed with a very lovely day, twelve ladies in attendance, with each bringing her own lunch.  Mary Dunham presented a nice program.  Following is noted some of our events to come.
  • It was decided that we should continue with the Birthday/Anniversary Calendar project.
  • The Annual District meeting was held on September 19th at CUMC, Bath. Masks were worn with proper procedures followed.
  • The Rummage and Bake sales are discontinued until spring of 2021.
  • Our UMW unit will host the District Enrichment Day - February 20, 2021 {snow date, February 27th.}
  • Special Mission Recognition people for 2019:  Claretha Coumbe, Carol Reppert, John Gould, and Debbi Tally; they will be guests at the May 2021District dinner.   [They would have been recognized at the May 2020 meeting which was cancelled due to covid-19.]

Please note that any lady is welcome to be a part of our UMW unit.

The following was taken from the recent UMW District Newsletter and points out where and how some of our money is put to work:

$2,500. Grant given to Potter’s Hands Foundation:
A $2500 grant was recently awarded to Potter’s Hands Foundation in our Mountain View District from Upper New York Annual Conference United Methodist Women Mission Projects Committee.  It was offered to non-profit community organizations that follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and address the needs of women, children and youth within our Conference area.  This Grant in particular, included a primary consideration for a COVID-19 response.  Our district UMW team discussed and forwarded the grant application to the Potter’s Hands staff.

Potter’s Hands operate a residential safe house for survivors of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.  Located in the Corning-Elmira area, its mission is to provide hope and healing for girls and women, who have been victims of illegal sex trade.  The residence and its programs are designed to help survivors heal, in both mind and body, develop new skills, and prepare to re-enter society.  The Potter’s Hands staff are available to present their program [within COVID-19 guidelines] to any groups or churches in our area.

SPECIAL NOTE: At this time the Birthday/Anniversary Calendar project is the only money-making project we have to support our mission work.  Advertising costs are $10/month or $100/year with names listed on the bottom of the calendar for that month.  We encourage the support of those businesses that advertise with us.  Because we do not sell a traditional calendar as in the past, we would be grateful for any contribution you might consider giving toward the project.

U.M.W. Lending Library:

If you borrow a book from the UMW cabinet, please sign the card (located in the book) and put it in the box.  We are missing 2 books, “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson and "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi.
Thank you

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