To unite all women of the congregation for the total mission of the Church and to provide a medium through which they may express their loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian Witness, Study, Fellowship and Service.
All women of the congregation are welcome at any unit meeting or the general meeting. If you wish further information on the life and work of the United Church Women, please contact our Membership Convenor, Bev Anderson.
UCW CONTRIBUTIONS to MISSION AND SERVICE FUND of the United Church of Canada
Since its beginning, U.C.W. units throughout Canada have contributed over $105,000,000 to the Mission and Service Fund. The highest year was 1987 when the organization gave $3,564,606. In 2001, the U.C.W. contributed $2,681,735. In 2012 our U.C.W. contributed $1500.00 to the M&S Fund. Additional donations are made on behalf of the church each year usually in excess of $5,000.
Who qualifies as a Charter Member of the UCW throughout Canada
Any woman, who was in agreement with the purpose of the United Church Women and who was willing to contribute her prayers, gifts and services for the work of the church in the world and who was a member of any United Church women’s group (i.e. WMS, WA, Ladies’ Aid, Women’s Federation, Mission Circle) at midnight, December 31, 1961.
General UCW Meetings and Activities for 2017
Tues., February 7, 9:30 a.m., Library
Tues., Sept. 5, 9:30 a.m., Library
Tues., May 2, 7:00 p.m., Lower Hall
Wed., February 22, 1:30 p.m. Sanctuary
Tues., Dec. 5, 1:30 p.m., Lower Hall
UCW Church Service:
Sun., Apr. 23, 10:00 a.m.
Fri., Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m., Lower Hall
Sat., Nov. 4, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
|GENERAL UCW EXECUTIVE: 2017|
|President||Margaret Merkley|| E-mail
|Past Pres/Nom||Janice Rubino||E-mail
|Finance||Kathy Rogers|| E-mail
|Mostly Apple||Alison Ahara||E-mail
|Bazaar Contact||Judie Bryant
|Classics Party||Ruth Pettis||E-mail
|Prayer Shawl Ministry||Jan Rubino||E-mail
|Nominations Chair||Jan Rubino||E-mail
|UNITS and LEADERS|
|Unit 1||Barb O’Neill 384-8143||1st Wed. afternoon.|
|Unit 2||vacant||1st Wed. evening.|
|Unit 4||Barb Taft 634-6506||3rd Thu. afternoon 1:30|
|Unit 6||Connie Harris 548-1625
Marlene Wentzel 389-8150
|3rd Mon. afternoon.|
|Unit 7||Sheryl Baker 389-1888
Bonnie Hazell 389-3198
|4th Mon afternoon, 1 p.m.|
|Unit 8||Kathi Jackson 634-1719||2nd Tue. evening.|
ERMUC’s United Church Women is made up of 6 units, with a total membership of 114 women. All of the units meet on a monthly basis, mostly in members’ homes, or in the Friendship Room at the church. In addition to the regular unit meetings, there are 2 general UCW meetings each year and a financial meeting in February.
Following is a description of the units and their special interests. New members are always welcome and encouraged!
Unit 1 has members of varying ages. The unit programs consist of invited guest speakers on various areas of interest and concern. In the past year, the Unit has made generous contributions of goods/money to the priority organizations established by the Outreach/Mission and Service Committee, as well as the Salvation Army and Amherstview Lions Club Christmas Food Baskets. What is most valued by the members of this unit is the warmth of friendship and fellowship they share while carrying out the UCW Purpose. We meet the first Wednesday of each month in the upper room at 1:30.
Unit 2 meets monthly in homes. Our major fundraiser is making and selling frozen meat pies. In the Fall, we make Christmas sacks for the congregation to fill. They are distributed throughout the community to children and teens. We like to organize interesting programs for our meetings that reflect our interests and creativity. Each month we have an outreach focus. Our group has fun together and supports one another.
This unit meets during the afternoon and has a strong emphasis on fellowship. They strive for a variety of programs to promote discussion and expand knowledge, while enjoying each other’s company.
The ladies of Unit 6 are intent on carrying out the purpose of the UCW. They meet monthly at the church. While groups plan and carry out programs, a strong fellowship is formed.
Unit 7 meets the 4th Monday of 8 months of the year at 1:00 in the Friendship room for fellowship and fun. The unit has a unique roll call each month by providing donations to the Food Bank, In From the Cold, Youth Shelter, Dawn House, Lily’s Place, Martha’s Table, Almost Home, and the Food-sharing Project. The ladies share a lot of fun working together through their various fundraising projects and enjoy interesting programmes throughout the year.
Unit 8 is an active unit with good programs and great fellowship. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in members’ homes. Visitors and new members are always welcome.
All women of the congregation are welcome at any unit or general meeting. If you wish further information on the life and work of the United Church Women, please contact our Membership Convenor, Barb O’Neill at 613 384 8143.