United Church Women (UCW)

UCW Purpose

To unite the women of the congregation for the total mission of the church, and to provide a medium through which we may express our loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian witness, study, fellowship and service.

We invite all ladies of the congregation to join us in the parlour every third Wednesday of the month from September to May.

President of UCW: Margaret Prime

Devotion

• Scripture readings and devotional at each meeting
• Inspirational thoughts to open most meetings
• Readings from Minutes for Mission
• Joining voices to sing hymns from our Saint David’s UCW Hymn Booklet
• Participation in the World Day of Prayer

Programs/Study

• Allergies and treatment
• Canadian Foodgrains Bank – Christian response to end world hunger
• New Year’s Revolution- rethink priorities and choices and focus on the positive things in life
• “Twiddlemuffs” – an IODE project
• Guest presentation on trip to the Holy Land
• Readings from the book “The Spirit Whispers”
• Presentation by a member of the Affirmation Committee

Fellowship

Our social time before and after each meeting, as well as the various fund raising activities that we work on together, are of great importance. Our connection with one another creates a “family” atmosphere.

• Social time at each meeting
• Christmas and year end dinners/luncheons
• Fund raising and service activities
• At the end of each meeting members join hands in a circle to repeat the Mizpah. “May the Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from the other.”

Service

• Mission and Service $1800 per year
• Donations to assist in ongoing activities of the church
• Purchase of stove, tables and other supplies for kitchen
• Financial assistance to the KV Oasis Youth Centre
• Financial assistance to church youth to enable them to attend Maritime Conference events
• KD Lunch program
• Donation of clothes and toiletries to the United Church Clothing Depot
• School supplies for the Food Bank
• Mittens and scarves for Food Bank
• Back Packs for homeless youth
• Nepal earthquake fund
• Donation of toys to the IWK
• Provide desserts for Meals on Wheels
• Joshua Group
• Coverdale

Fund Raising

• RHS Grad Dinner
• Members’ offerings at each meeting
• Bake Sales
• Bring and Buy Auctions
• Participation in Festival of Trees

The UCW is available to co-ordinate funeral receptions for members of the congregation, by request.