Suncreek United Methodist Women (UMW) is a community of faith dedicated to:
1. knowing and experiencing God through Jesus Christ 2. maintaining creative and supportive friendships among women in our church community 3. reaching out to our community and beyond in ministry, focusing on women and children in need.
Suncreek UMW Mission Participation Suncreek UMW actively participates in fundraisers and ministries for our church, community and beyond, including:
1. Wesley-Rankin Community Center, a United Methodist ministry in west Dallas 2. Dallas Bethlehem Center, a United Methodist ministry in south Dallas 3. Collin County Children's Advocacy Center 4. Samaritan Inn homeless shelter 5. Hope's Door women's shelter 6. Suncreek Youth Auction Dinner, benefitting youth mission trips 7. Boyd elementary School - backpack and school supply drive 8. United Methodist Global Missions
Suncreek UMW 2013 Monthly Programs
January: A Passion for…Spiritual Growth! Our annual retreat took place on January 18-20 at the Prothro Center on Lake Texoma. By popular demand, we’ll be going back to this beautiful location next year. Save the dates for Retreat 2014: January 17-19.
February 12: A Passion for…What’s in Store?!Come and find out about the fascinating subjects we will be learning of this year and the passion our presenters have for a variety of relevant subjects.
A Passion for… Caring for the Sick! We will be assembling much needed casseroles for Congregational Care to distribute to our members and neighbors in need.
March 12: A Passion for…Container Gardening! Learn everything you need to know about growing your own veggies and herbs on your patio. Tanya Patterson will tell us how. You’ll also have the opportunity to assemble and take home your very own mini-container!
April 9: A Passion for…Greener Living! Tricia Loe will share lots of valuable information on how we can be better stewards of our environment.
May 14: A Passion for…Sacred Music!Phillip Haworth will share his vast knowledge of classical music with his program, “Getting a Handel on Messiah”.
June 11: A Passion for…TheTheater! Don’t miss this Girl’s Night Out and an opportunity to build friendships! We’ll grab a bite to eat and then see the production, “Sister Act”, at the Music Hall in Fair Park.
July: A Passion for…R&R! We’ll take this month off.
August 13: A Passion for…our Youth! Come and hear about the passion our Youth have for giving to others as they share their experiences from their mission trips. This is also the time for our annual backpack collection.
September 10: A Passion for…Wellness! Janna Whitton, Certified Tai Chi instructor, will give a participatory demonstration of Ti Chi and Qigon. Our bodies are our temple and each of us should develop the passion for keeping them strong and fit.
October 8: A Passion for…Being the Hands and Feet of Christ! We will reach out to the greater community by participating in a mission to be announced at a later date.
November 12: A Passion for…Using our Gifts! Life coaches, Robin Knuuttila and Amy Egan are passionate about helping people to experience fulfillment by recognizing and using our God-given talents. They’ll also share life-changing tips on finding inner peace and balance in our everyday lives.
December 10: A Passion for…Fun and Fellowship! Our time-honored Cookie Exchange is by far the most well-attended event of the year. You will be blessed to start the Holiday Season by joining in the festivities on this special evening.
Suncreek UMW Book Club - Be a Bookie!! Calendar of Book Club Gatherings: Usually the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:15 pm. A109/A110 in Palmer Hall. All are welcome to attend whether you have read the book or not. Come and help us select books for March and April!!
March 21 - What Difference do it make by Hall, Moore, Vincent April 18 - Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay May 16 - Bring your favorite book to discuss
All Women in the church are welcome! If you are interested send an email to .
Suncreek UMW Retreat Each year, UMW invites all Suncreek ladies to enjoy a weekend retreat of delicious food, fun, fellowship and spiritual renewal in a beautiful setting. For more information, click here.
Annual UMW “Girl’s Night Out” Every summer, UMW gathers for a special "Girls’ Night Out" just for fun! Join us each June for fun, friendship, and fellowship! School of Christian MissionEach summer the North Texas Conference UMW offers thought-provoking and informative courses in their School of Christian Mission. School of Christian Mission is a great way to grow in faith as well as to study timely issues from a Christian perspective. This year’s mission studies include:* Geographic study: Haiti: Challenges and Hope * Spiritual Growth study: Immigration in the Bible * Topical study: PovertyThe same studies are offered to children and youth at an age-appropriate level. Childcare is offered for very young children.
For your convenience, School of Christian Mission is offered either during the weekday or over a weekend each summer. Please check back for more information. Registration information will be posted in April.Links Click on the links below to learn more about United Methodists WomenUnited Methodist Women Global Organization: http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umw/North Texas Conference United Methodist Women: http://umw.ntx.umportal.org/main/index.asp Contact Us For more information, please contact Tricia Loe, 2012 UMW President, at .
Suncreek UMW Officers 2013
Book Club Chair
Church and Society
Committee on Nominations (2013)
Irma Perry and Maryann Taber
Click Here to see more photos of United Methodist Women.Suncreek UMW Monthly Meetings Suncreek UMW meets each month for a homemade dinner, fellowship and a ministry-related program. Visitors and guests are always welcome! Regularly scheduled meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted. Suncreek Fall Casserole Fundraiser sponsored by UMW Each fall UMW sponsors a Casserole fundraiser with proceeds benefitting local women's and children's ministries Volunteers needed! Contact or call Tricia Loe, UMW President.