Monthly Meeting, Oct 9th, 2018
The monthly meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on Oct 9th. After the Prayer Calendar reading, we got into a discussion about “A Way Forward”. The UMW General Conference in 2016 asked that the bishops study the LBGTQ issue and a special conference be held in February 2019 to try and resolve it. The bishops are calling the process (there are four recommendations) “A Way Forward”. Cindy spoke at length about the issue and the conference. We skipped everything else on the agenda. Next month Lynda W will give the devotion that we missed and we will see the DVD that was scheduled for the program.
Monthly Meeting, Sept 11th 2018
The monthly meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on Sept 11th. This was the first meeting of the Sept to June UMW year. There was a lot of discussion. Nancy Quitsland said that she would do a program on the situation in Nicaragua. It was suggested that the Thank You cards that we receive be put in the scrapbook. It was also suggested that we have a $5.00 gift exchange at Christmas. And it was suggested that we pick a book that everyone could read and then we’ll discuss it later. a suggestion was “Whistling Vivaldi”. Finally we got into a discussion on homelessness on Bainbridge Island. When the Executive Committee met this summer, we decided to split the Bazaar with the congregation. Cindy and Leslie will head up the project. We will split the profits 50/50 with the church. (The expenses will be taken out of the proceeds.) This will allow the Bazaar to continue even though it is getting to be too much for the UMW and will hopefully help the church with its finances. The program was on the UMW Reading Program.
Monthly Meeting, June 12th 2018
The monthly meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on June 12th. This will be our last meeting until September (we take July and August off). Janet C agreed to be president for another term. The program consisted of reports (7 in all) from Response magazines and presented by UMW members.
Monthly Meeting, May 12th 2018
The monthly meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on May 12th. We wanted to try a Saturday meeting so the people who couldn't attend on a weekday could come. We had a Mother's Day Tea. There was no General Meeting, just a half hour for refreshments and chatting. The social Hall was transformed with lace and flowers. We used real china tea cups and had an assortment of goodies made by UMW members. We had an attendance of 19. The program, on Domestic Violence in Kitsap County and specifically on Morrow House, was presented by 3 ladies from the YWCA in Bremerton.
Monthly Meeting, Apr 10th 2018
The monthly meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on Apr 10th. At the general meeting, we talked about the upcoming Mother's Day Tea. The program was presented by Deb Buitenfeld and and consisted of a powerpoint presentation along with Deb's narration. Of course it was on the ITA (or Island Time Activities). Their programming is individualized and offers opportunities for community involvement, personal growth and friendship. 7 life areas have been identified for developing strengths and personal goals including communiation, health, relationships, community, work, continued education and leisure. I will never forget the story of the guy who loved sodas but was afraid of the soda machine. He tried to operate it with his eyes closed - it didn't work. The ITA staff worked with him and he was finally able to operate it with one eye open! It was a great talk about a group that we are proud to support.
Monthly Meeting, Mar 13th, 2018
The monthly meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on Mar 13th. Most of the general meeting was devoted to discussing the budget for 2018/2019. We didn't finish by 11:00 so we took a break for the program and lunch. The program was presented by Pastor Colin and was on the state of the church, including the LGTBQ issues. A special commission was appointed to study the issue and come up with recommendations. The matter will be voted on at the next General Conference in 2020. After lunch we finished up the discussion on the budget. If you would like a copy, please see Janet C.
Monthly Meeting, Feb 13th, 2018
The monthly meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on Feb 13th. The Valentines Day Bake Sale went very well. We made $276.00. Thank you, Martha and Lynda. The Audit of our books for 2017 has been completed. We decided to hold our May meeting on Saturday, May 12th. It will be a Mother's Day Tea (Mother's Day is May 13th) and we will have a speaker. We hope to have people come who couldn't normally attend a weekday meeting. We have no idea if this will be popular but we'll just see how it goes. We received a pile of thank you notes. And we voted to give $25.00 as a Gift in Memory for Nita K. Bill K gave us a donation which is greatly appreciated. Our next meeting will be Mar 13th and Pastor Colin will speak.
Monthly Meeting, Jan 9, 2018
The monthly meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on Jan 9th. We talked about our need for new officers. Lynda W and Martha A will be co-treasurers. We will need to elect a president by the end of our meetings this spring, or June, 2018. There are many other offices that could be filled as well. On Sunday, Feb 11th, we will have a Valentines bake sale (with possibly cards and nosegays) for the congregation. Lynda W and Martha A are planning this event. Mission Recognition pins were awarded to Martha A and Dave and Annie B for their contributions to the Bazaar. (Where we made $4200!) The program was presented by Linda C. It was on what God is calling us to do in our lives. She read from her brother's diary about his time in the South during the Civil Rights March in Selma and told us about how her husband rescued a baby who was drowning. The stories were fascinating.
Monthly Meeting, Dec 12, 2017
The monthly meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on Dec 12th. We were short of time, so we had the reading form the Prayer Calendar and the discussed how to disperse the proceeds from the Bazaar and the extra from our checking account. The results are shown below. Basically, we followed the same pattern as last year, although we eliminated One Heart One Child and we added $100.00 to Island Time Activities, $100.00 to the Coffee Oasis and $100.00 to Morrow Manor. Then we had a Christmas program prepared by Lynda W. It began with a presentation by Agate Passage, a Barbershop quartet. Then Lynda told us the story of the Fourth Wiseman. Finally we had lunch prepared by Lynda and Mary S. We had chicken salad with pomegranate seeds, a skewer of pickled things (like olives), croissants, and little fancy cakes for dessert. It was great.
Monthly Meeting, Nov 14th, 2017
The monthly meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on Nov 14th. The usual agenda for the General Meeting was followed. This was the meeting following the Bazaar so thats what we talked about. The program was on Scams and it was presented by John Olmstead. He is an average citizen who is concerned about this problem. He gave us some good information.
Monthly Meeting, Oct 10th, 2017
The monthly meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on Oct 10th. (There have been a number of meetings since the last entry. Sorry.) The usual agenda for the General Meeting was followed. We are starting to get geared up for the annual Bazaar (it is only a month away.) A Bazaar planning meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct 17th in Room 5 at the church. Beth B was not present so we did not discuss a Christmas basket. Time is short and our attention is elsewhere right now. Maybe we can be prepared for next year. The program, a DVD entitled The Journey of Man was well received.
Monthly Meeting, Apr 11th, 2017
The monthly meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on Apr 11th. The usual agenda for the General Meeting was followed. Martha A. announced a Bazaar meeting on Tuesday, Apr 18th at 10:00 am in room 2. The time to start preparing for the next Bazaar is NOW. It was decided to send $200.00 to the US2 organization in thanks for Chastity's visit. The need for a Kitchen Committee was discussed and it will be brought up at the next Church Council meeting. Mission u is coming up on July 17th in Ellensburg. The discounted registration price is good until May 31st. Scholarships are available. This is a great event and everyone is encouraged to attend. The program was presented by Pastor Colin. He talked about church planting and the differences in outlook between the younger and older generations. The program next month will on Ometepe presented by Nancy Quitsland.
Monthly Meeting, Mar 14th, 2017
The monthly meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on Mar 14th. The usual agenda for the General Meeting was followed. We discussed, and with a few changes, passed a budget for 2017. Pastor Colin Cushman will present the program at our next meeting. Upcoming events include the Spiritual Growth Retreat from Mar 31 to Apr 2 and Mission u in July. There is also a fundraiser for Scarlet Road on Friday Mar 24th in Bremerton. Our program today was a US2 speaker, Chastity Jones. She is working with FAN. She spoke on justice.
Monthly Meeting, Feb 14th, 2017
The Monthly meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on Feb 14th. The usual agenda for the General Meeting was followed. We had a nice surprise; the Agate Passage Quartet gave our group a rose and a song (Turn Your Radio On) in celebration of Valentines Day. We received 3 thank you letters for our end-of-the-year gifts. A budget for 2017 was presented. We will vote on it at our next meeting. We still need a new secretary and treasurer. We heard about Leadership Training (2 people attended). At our next meeting we will have a US2 (someone who works for the UMC for 2 years in the US) speaker. The program was a DVD on poverty.
Monthly Meeting, Jan 10, 2017
The Monthly meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on Jan 10th. The usual agenda for the General Meeting was followed. Mary has a copy of the book by Ardis Marrow, the woman who the transitional housing for victims of domestic violence will be named for in Poulsbo. Martha is working on knitting or crocheting hats for the folks at the Coffee Oasis. The UMW is working on efforts to "Box In" human trafficking at the Super Bowl. We need a new secretary and treasurer for the next 3 years. Carol W and Martha A are the nominating committee. Elections will be held in June, and the new officers will begin in September. If you are interested in one of these positions or would just like to know more about them, please see Martha or Mary. The next Days For Girls workshop will be held Tuesday, Jan 24th in room 2. Martha discovered that we were making the liners incorrectly. Some could be corrected. Mary P said to send those that incorrect to her; they may be salvagable. We set a goal of 10 kits (10 bags and 80 liners). We are getting there. Materials are available in room 2 if you would like to work at home and there is a new set of instructions (the end product is the same, but the instructions are clearer) on the DaysForGirls.org website. The UMW general meeting was followed by a Service and Gratitude program presented by Mary S. She told us about some of the things UMW does (there are over 300 missions around the world) and we watched a short video. This was followed by the making of pledges. If you have any questions about pledges, please see Mary S.
Monthly Meeting, Dec 13, 2016
The monthly meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on Dec 13th. We followed the usual agenda for the General Meeting, although we took a break before tackling the task of the day - designating recipients of the money that we have to give away (the proceeds from the Bazaar and some from our treasury). Thanks to the fact that the Bazaar did even better this year, we had to increase/add some recipients. The list is shown below. We did not have time for the Christmas program since we had spent so much time on the funds dispersal. But the spirit of Christmas was evident. Our next meeting will be on Jan 10th at 10:00.
We set a goal for Days For Girls liners and bags of 10 kits worth. We are about 3/4 of the way there. There will be no meeting in December. We will meet again on Jan 24th in room 2 at the church. The materials are stored in the UMW cabinet in room 2 and if anyone wants to take something home to work on, that would be great.
Monthly Meeting, Sept 13, 2016
The first fall meeting of the Seabold United Methodist Women was held at the church on Sept 13th. We followed the usual agenda for the general meeting although we stopped after the Old Business since the last item we discussed was the Bazaar for 2016 and we ran out of time. On that subject, Martha A is taking the lead and things are proceeding well. Handcrafted items, baked goods, collectibles, Items for the Children's Room (gifts for parents) and books are always needed. Mary S and Linda C attended the district UMW annual meeting and a red rose was presented in memory of Johnny Horner. Our local unit also gave a Gift in Memory for Guy Cauthers. Our unit received certificates for completing Mission Today requirements and for being a 7 Star unit at the annual meeting. There will be a basket to collect clothes for Scarlett Road in the church narthex in October. Our program in September was on Climate Justice and the one in October will be a DVD on Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Members of the UMW helped at the reception following the Memorial Service for Jack Hanson on Sept 14th.
The next Days For Girls session will be Tuesday, Sept 27th in room 2 at 10:00.
Days For Girls
This is a project to make feminine hygiene kits for girls. They are distributed in third world countries, after disasters like Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Nepal, and in prisons. The materials are washable, a plastic bag and soap are included, and they are expected to last three years. There is a website at daysforgirls.com that explains the project more fully. We are in contact with a lady from Seattle who has been involved for a long time and is available for questions and guidance. We are very excited about this project. We had a presentation from Mary Paananen on Mar 8th. We meet on April 5th to talk about the project and what we needed to do. We meet again on the 19th. We wrestled with the electrical situation (we had 1 sewing machine and 3 sergers) and started on liners and bags. We decided to meet again on May 24th (the fourth Tuesday) in room 2 at the church. Please see Martha A if you have any questions.
We have been working on a simple tied quilt that is designed for someone in a recliner (such as during chemotherapy; it is long and narrow). We worked on it at two meetings last Spring and we plan to finish it this summer. If you are interested in working on it, please contact Janet C.
Bazaar / ABC Sale
This event is a fundraiser for missions including local projects like Helpline and Fishline; projects in Seattle like Tacoma House and the Atlantic Street Center; and missions around the world. We sell handmade items (knitting, cards, crafts, etc.), baked goods, books, gently used collectibles and others. There is a Children's Room where kids can select gifts for their parents and tables where people can enjoy items from the Bake Sale and a cup of coffee, visit, etc. The first Christmas Bazaar was held in 1915. The first ABC Sale will be in 2015. It will be much like the Bazaar, but more casual. The whole congregation donates items, works on the event, etc. It is a lot of fun and a good way to include the whole community.
Additions to agenda?
Welcome ( Introduction, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Guests, Concerns)
Next Meeting, Sign-up sheet
Social Action Minute
Spiritual Growth Minute
Dec, 2017 - Christmas Program
Jan, 2017 - Civil Rights
Feb, 2017 - Island Time Activities
Mar, 2017 - Colin Cashman
Jun, 2017 - Reports on Response articles
Year-End Distribution of Funds
Undesignated Gift to UMW Mission $1000.00
Atlantic Street Center 350.00
Tacoma Community House 250.00
Imagine No Malaria 100.00
North Kitsap Fishline (Poulsbo) 300.00
Helpline House (Bainbridge) 300.00
Island Time Activities 400.00
Freedom From Fistula (Africa) 100.00
Coffee Oasis (Poulsbo) 400.00
Scarlet Road (Kitsap County) 100.00
Si a La Vida (Nicaragua) 100.00
Morrow Manor for Domestic Violence Survivors (Poulsbo) 400.00
Total Giving $4200.00