Oak Grove United Methodist Church
Friday, April 28, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
(UMW and WINGS activities and more!) 

ALL of our women's groups welcome newcomers, and all women who attend our church (not just OGUMC members) are welcome to participate. Check our WEEKLY SCHEDULE or CALENDAR web pages (also our Sunday bulletins and monthly Tower Signal newsletters) for meeting times of other groups whose participants tend to be primarily women (for example, our Quilters and our Book Club).
QUESTIONS? Questions about our United Methodist Women (UMW) activities may be directed to Donna Metcalf. Questions about our WINGS ("Women In God's Service") activities may be directed to Lydia Henry.
Please note that our UMW Susanna Wesley Circle takes a summer break; it doesn't meet in the months of July or August.

SATURDAY, MAY 13 • 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Location: Montavilla UMC (232 SE 80th Ave., Portland, OR 97215)
This year we're trying something new for our annual women's retreat: we've teamed with Montavilla UMC to co-host "The Pulse of Compassion: Loving God, Ourselves & Others". The planning committee invites all women to spend time together as a church as well as to mingle with other women across Portland! The flyer contains information about the program and the cost ($15, including lunch and supplies) plus a registration form that needs to be submitted via U.S. mail. The registration deadline is May 6th. There will also be a sign-up sheet for those interested in carpooling. We hope you will put this event on your calendars and plan to participate! Questions? Contact Lydia HenryA RELATED REQUEST: One of the retreat activities will be to create a collage. We will need lots of pictures of people, places, animals, nature, etc., so we are collecting used magazines. If you can help, bring your magazines and leave them in the collection box labeled WINGS located in our Fellowship Hall. Thank you!
TUESDAY, MAY 16 • 2:00 PM
Location: the Mt. Jefferson Room on the 3rd floor of the Plaza building in the Willamette View retirement community (12705 SE River Road)
All interested women (not just Oak Grove UMC members) are invited to enjoy learning and fellowship at the monthly meetings of our Susanna Wesley Circle! This month's program will feature guest speaker Cliff Hillebrandt discussing Habitat for Humanity. For more information about the Circle, see the UMW bulletin board in our Fellowship Hall or visit our Susanna Wesley Circle page. If you need directions or a ride, or have other questions, contact Donna Metcalf (503-655-9049).
Location: Alton Collins Retreat Center (32867 SE Highway 211, Eagle Creek, OR 97022)
Anyone may participate in this longtime annual UMW summer event. Feel free to invite friends or relatives. Men are welcome! The three studies offered in 2017 will be:
  • Spiritual Growth study: "Living as a Covenant Community"
  • Social Issue study: "Climate Justice: A Call to Hope and Action"
  • Geographic study: "The Missionary Conferences of the United Methodist Church in the United States"
Each study takes place over the course of two consecutive days and is offered twice — on Thursday/Friday and again on Saturday/Sunday — so you may sign up for either one class or two (but not all three) during the four-day event. Options include staying overnight or commuting, and meals are available. The cost varies depending on the options chosen. Scholarships to help cover the cost are available through our UMW group. Questions about scholarships, registration, details, etc.? Contact Donna Metcalf (503-655-9049).
Below: One of our UMW Christmas Luncheons