The Purpose
United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
2017 UMW
Mrs. Paula Goddard

​​ Day Circle​​
Location: LRUMC Fellowship Room
Leader: Bonita Cox

Apr. 25th
June 27th
Aug. 29th @ 11:15am

Night Circle 
Location: Home of Gail O.
Time: 7 pm
Leader: Paula Goddard

Feb. 7th
Apr. 11th
Sept. 19th* (Make-up date)
Nov. 14th
Our Activities: 
Mother/Daughter/Special Friend Banquet
Mission Studies
Mission Support
MUST Ministries Summer Lunch Program
Prayer Breakfast
District Social Action Project
Fall Retreat
Annual Christmas Luncheon


Ladies!!  Join the Caravan!

All aboard the caravan headed to Pineville, NC for our annual Women’s Retreat October 20, 21 & 22, 2017!  This is a weekend of fun, fellowship and a chance to get to know your Church family better.  We will leave my house at 9am Friday, Oct. 20th.  I have plenty of safe parking spaces to leave your car over the weekend.  We will go in individual cars with room for all that want to go.

Friday, we will have a picnic lunch at Cowpens National Battlefield. The Battle of Cowpens, January 17, 1781, took place in the latter part of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution and of the Revolution itself. It became known as the turning point of the war in the South, part of a chain of events leading to Patriot victory at Yorktown.  The Cowpens victory was won over a crack British regular army and brought together strong armies and leaders who made their mark on history. 

We will stay at Comfort Suites in Pineville, NC.  Each room has two queen beds, mini refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, free Wi-Fi.  The hotel is non- smoking.   This is the same hotel we stayed in last year.

Friday night, we will attend Narroway Production’s  Dinner Theater in Ft. Mills, SC to see “Lord Of Light”.  A sensational, one-of-a-kind portrayal of the battle between good and evil, "Lord of Light" exposes the true nature of the enemy - Satan - and equips the body of Christ to put on the Armor of God and stand firm!  The dinner menu is: Flame-roasted boneless, barbecue chicken breast, garlic alfredo tortellini tossed in parmesan w/ toasted pumpkin seeds, succotash w/ diced tomatoes and bacon, pumpernickel roll, angel food / devils food cake topped with angel icing and drizzled w/ raspberry sauce, sweet tea or water.   We will return to the motel to talk, read, sleep, play cards, or whatever you want to do. 

Saturday morning, rise and shine to a hot breakfast at the motel.  We will leave the motel at 8:30 to tour Belmont Abbey (The Church at Maryhelp) at 9am.  This is a Catholic basilica and Benedictine Monastery, constructed in 1892 to replace the original Church of Maryhelp.  Also during this trip we will visit the Schiele Museum of Natural History.  We will see a nature trail, wildlife garden, Catawba Indian village, stone age heritage site, and 18th century backcountry farm as well as indoor galleries of North Carolina Natural History, Hall of North American Habitats, North American Wildlife, and the Henry Hall of the American Indians.  We will be taking in other sites and festivals on Saturday.   

Saturday night, we are going to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.  This is a world class beautiful garden.  The Chinese Lantern Festival will be in progress the night we are there with more than 800 Chinese lanterns made by the masters of the craft in Zigong, China.  There will be mall glass ones and large illuminated panda bears, towering buildings and gates, etc.  There are food trucks where we may purchase our meal.  There will also be demos of Kung Fu and Shadow Play and a Chinese Folk Art Marketplace.

Sunday morning we will have breakfast at the motel.  Then we will have our devotional time before we leave the hotel.  From the hotel we will go to the Christmas Made in The South show.  This is the 37th year of this arts & crafts show.  There will be many vendors and lots of things to look at and buy.  We will eat lunch at the show.  It is a buffet lunch of carved smoked turkey breast, savory pork roast, lemon pepper grilled chicken, sweet potato casserole, classic herb stuffing, steamed broccoli with garlic, assorted salads, rolls and butter, assorted desserts and cobbler, icecream, coffee, tea, ice water.  $12 per person and this includes tax.  Then we will return home. 

Cost will be $190. per person which covers:

Picnic Lunch for Friday
Two nights lodging – double occupancy   (Comfort Suites, Pineville, NC)
Rooms are non-smoking, 2 queen beds, hot breakfast included.
Ticket for Narroway Productions Dinner Theater (play & dinner)
Admission to Schiele Museum, Cowpens Battlefield (free), festivals
Admission to Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens and Chinese Lantern Festival
Admission to Christmas Made In the South. 

Does not include dinner Saturday night or lunch Saturday or Sunday.

I hope each of you can attend.  Ask anyone who has been on previous trips they will tell you we always have a fabulous time. 

I just need to know if you plan to go where I can be sure I have enough tickets and rooms.  You can pay me later.  Make checks out to me. Everything is billed to my personal credit card.  If you want to go but need an extended time to pay, just see me. 


Gail Olschewske   
770-926-9868 (home)
678-641-5486 (cell)

Social Action Project 

You may have noticed the 3-gallon water containers upstairs and in our Fellowship Hall. WATER FOR LIFE is one of the Social Action Projects for United Methodist Women this year.

All funds raised will be donated to construct wells to provide clean water and toilets to
improve the living standards in communities in Liberia, Africa. 

Here is a message from our contact through  "Water for Life."

Dear Bonita,

It is pleasure to hear from you about your congregation's interest in supporting our water project here in Liberia. I think that this is a blessing and than you for chosen the Water for Life project to support.

Access to safe water and proper sanitation are very serious challenges that every Liberian is faced, especially women and children that continue to bear the brunt of the situation. The United Methodist Church in Liberia through the Water for Life project is helping to increase access to safe water and sanitation by constructing wells and toilets around Liberia. You support will enhance our capacity to do more for the people of Liberia that are in desperate need of safe water and sanitation facilities. 

Please see attached hereto for some photos and video.


2016-2017 Events

Summer Lunch Program
- Pictures coming soon!

Mother Daughter Friends Banquet 

A great time of fun and fellowship for all of the ladies in the church with their friends and family.

What a great time!

More Events Albums to come!


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