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United Women in Faith December - January Meeting Dates:

December 4, 2023 & January 4, 2024 - UWF Executive Board meeting - 3:00 Fellowship Hall

December 11, 2023 & January 8, 2024 - Esther Circle – 1:00 PM

Kildahl Park Pointe, 888 Cannon Valley Drive, Northfield, MN

Mugs and Muffins does not meet until the spring of 2024.

United Women in Faith Reading Program – See the Cart in NUMC Library

Curling up in a comfy chair with a good book is a special winter activity for me to do. Books transport me into another world of learning, travel, entertainment, and spiritual renewal. The United Women in Faith Reading Program has been enhancing the lives of women, men, youth, and children through the years. Education for Mission, Leadership Development, Nurturing for Community, Social Action, and Spiritual Growth are the five (5) categories the choices fall into. Adults, youth, and children of all ages can take part in the program. Books can be found in the NUMC library on the cart by the door. Youth and children’s books included.

Podcasts (i.e. audio version of Response magazine) and webinars (i.e. Faith Talks), voices from the field, movies, are also included so you do not even have to lift a book but turn on your audio “to stir your soul and explore how love in action changes the world with every episode.” (UWFaith.org Podcasts and Webinars)

When I start a UWFaith Reading Program book, I know that others have read it and recommended I take a closer look at it. As a reader I can also be a part of the 100 + volunteers who suggest and evaluate books for the reading list; or be a part of the 15 + discussion facilitators. All this is to help the eight (8) members of the Reading Program Committee read and choose the many selections for the year. This is a program supported by us, the readers. HAPPY READING!!!

Submitted by Catherine Williams, UWFaith of NUMC President

Emma Norton Residence, Restoring Waters, is over 50% complete. Their capital campaign has raised $2.7 million. There is $1 million left of the $3.75 million needed for completion. As church partners, we are asked to do our part to fill this gap. Contact Shawna Nelsen-Wills, Advancement Director at snelsen@emmanorton.org or call 651-251-2632. Sneak preview: Dorothy is working on another “Happy Hearts” quilt. It is to be ready by May 2024. More information to follow.

Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale.- December 3, 2023

Bring your items for the sale to Lin Wolf; OR bring them to the church 8:30 AM the morning of December 3rd to be priced and displayed that morning. Please do not leave them at the church beforehand. Proceeds for the church school bus!

We are looking for homemade items you are willing to donate.

Questions? Call or email Lin Wolf – 612-532-1467 or lin_wolf@charter.net

Alliance Stamp Ministry

All types of cancelled postage stamps & Stamp Collections are accepted. Put them in the box in Fellowship Hall. This is an ongoing ministry.