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May Reading Circle:

The book for this month is titled “#Stolen: Is Social Media Stealing Your Identity?” by Jessica Fralin and is in the Nurturing For Community category.  How many hours do we spend scrolling Facebook and Twitter or posing for the perfect selfie on Instagram, hoping that what we post will get likes and comments? In “#Stolen,” author Jessica Fralin uncovers our deep desire to be affirmed, valued and loved, and then points out that that desire can be fulfilled in Christ. She offers creative callouts containing fun notes, activities, and ideas to discuss with your youth groups and friends as she tackles issues and insecurities like popularity, body image and cyberbullying. There is one copy available at the Wayne County Library. Bea Smith, Reading Resource Secretary.

Deborah Dorcas Circle
Fourth Thursday 10:00 am Wesley Hall
Leader: Doris Bucher  ( and Janet Gallander (

Esther Circle

Fourth Thursday 10:00 am Turney Lounge
Feb-May and Sep-Dec
Leader: Cindy Farnsworth (

Mary Martha Circle
Fourth Wednesday 7:00 pm various venues
Jan-May and Sep-Dec
Leader: Kathy Kapp ( and Michelle Sheppard

Reading Circle (Open Meeting)
Third Monday 9:30 am Room A
no meetings Jul, Nov, Dec
One book per month from the Reading List
Leader: Anita Greene (

UMW Reading Circle selections for 2016

January 16 – Spiritual Growth

  • Living into Hope: A Call to Spiritual Action
  • Soul Repair Recovering from Moral Injury After War. Rita Nakashima Brock.
  • If Eve Only Knew Freeing Yourself. Kendra Weddle Irons.
  • Extraordinary Grace


February 20 – Leadership Development

  • Called to the Fire A Witness for God in Mississippi
  • Falling Into Place A Memoir of Overcoming
  • Sally Ride America’s First Woman in Space


March 20 – Education for Mission

  •  Journey with JW, John Wesley’s Ride Through Methodist History
  • A History of Religion in 5 ½ objects Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses
  • Faith ED Teaching About Religion – Bonus



April 17 – Nurturing for Community

  • The Perfect Place. Teresa E. Harris
  • Broken and Blessed God Changes the World
  • Money on Purpose Finding a Faith-Filled Balance
  • Launch Your Encore


May 15 – Social Action

  • What we’re fighting for Now is Each Other – Bonus
  • America and Its Guns – Bonus
  • Wage Theft Comics. Jeffrey Odell Korgen
  • Understanding and Dismantling Racism. Joseph Brandt.



June 19-
Worry Less So You Can Live More
Just for Today: Saint John XXII



August 21 – Leadership Development

  • Courage to be Yourself
  • High Yield/Seven Disciplines of the Fruitful Leader


September 18 – Nurturing for Community

  • Remember Dippy. Vernick.
  • Slowing Time Seeing the Sacred
  • I’ll Be Right There


October 16 –
Where the River Runs
Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promises


Reading record to Bea Smith  by November 17, 2017

Executive Committee meets the second Wednesday at 3:00 pm
Made up of elected officers and Circle Leaders.

No unit meetings in January, June, July and August

2017 Officers & Coordinators

Position Name
President Anita Greene
Vice President Connie Guthrie (Committee: Linda Smith, Betty Raber, Jo Strauch
Secretaries  Nancy Mishler and Doris Bucher (Assistant)
Treasurers Lucy Rindfleisch and Deb Pettijohn (Assistant)
Secretary of Program Resources Bea Smith
Spiritual Growth Coordinator Jean Brugger
Mission Education, Interpretation and Social Action Nancy Zimmerman
Membership Nurture and Outreach Eva Miller
UMW Liason to Church Kitchen Committee  Kathy Kapp
Rummage Sale Cindy Farnsworth
Gifts, Memorials and Legacies Beth McCready and Michelle Sheppard
Publicity and Historian Kay Bergen
Church Women United Representative
Nominating Committee Pat Hiuser