“Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the times to come.” Proverbs 31:21
There are many opportunities…from large groups to small gatherings… for women of the church to pool their talents and interests in “fellowship with a purpose.”
Some activities of the Mountain View UMC Women include:
Angel’s Attic Annual Craft Sale
Meeting the second and fourth Mondays— February through October— talented women crafters prepare handmade items for a huge annual sale in October with many items perfect for the upcoming holidays. From large items like quilts to small home decor pieces, there’s something for every home and every budget. MVUMC Women assist in all capacities. For those who feel they are not gifted creatively, helping hands are appreciated for the myriad of tasks needed to produce items for sale as well as organize, set up and manage the sale itself.
Profits from the handmade items and home baked goods offered at the sale are used to help fund needs that the church budget just cannot accommodate. In the past, Angel’s Attic has helped fund: paving the parking lot, purchase of special hymnals and sound equipment for Worship, upgrades for the kitchen and the heating/cooling system, new carpeting, and so very much more.
Annual Rummage Sale
Clothing, books, household goods, tools, and doo-dads of all manner, shape and size…are abundant at the annual rummage sale. Mountain View UMC Women fill Fellowship Hall and the parking lot with all sorts of treasures. Proceeds support mission work for the year and operating costs for the group.3
Ovens are running overtime just before Christmas when the women offer the Cookie Walk around tables of donated homemade confections. Sold by the pound, it’s a great way to pick up favorites or try something new. Funds help with UMW efforts throughout the year.
Smaller groups meet monthly— Martha, Rachel and Sarah Circles— for women to engage in more specific learning and mission projects in the company of others with a like mind in Christian living and sharing.
These sessions may focus on a special topic of general interest or a single project, e.g., providing pillows for hospital patients or overseeing the children’s Easter egg hunt.