2016 Mission Team

Eva Coutu
Carolyn Breihan

Vice President:
Barbara Stewart

Barbara Harrington

Diane Denbow

Committee on Nominations:
Betsy White
JoAnn Wort

Mission Coordinator for Spiritual Growth:
Barbara Lacey

Coordinaor of Program Resources:
Diane Aust

Coordinator for Membership, Nurture & Outreach:
Betsy White

Maxine Mills

Sunshine Coordinator:
Norma Yockel

Kitchen / Decorations Coordinator:
Cherie Korando

Birthday Luncheon Coordinator:
Margaret Dean

Members at Large:
Parrie Marie Beach
JoAn Groff
Keli Marchbank
Linda Towles

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women's roots lie in adversity. It was formed in the mid-1800s by women who could not participate as clergy in the Methodist church, but who could become missionaries. The Methodist Women's Missionary Society sponsored and supported female missionaries in the field. The 2009 theme is "Hope in the Face of Adversity."

Today, UMW has several purposes:

  • To better know God

  • To support Methodist Church-sponsored global ministries

  • To assist local charities and other worthy causes

  Last year, Mesa Verde UMW raised more than $3,500 for a variety of local mission projects. But the organization is more than just a fundraising machine. There are lots of opportunities for service, fellowship, scholarship, personal growth, and just plain fun! The church calendar is full of UMW-hosted events. The Mesa Verde UMW Mission Team invites all women of the church to become part of this active and dynamic organization.


Book Circle meets the first Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m., usually in members' homes. Meetings include the review of a book, devotions, and refreshments.  Contact the Church Office (714-979-8234) for information.

Knitting Circle meets on the third Tuesday at 2 p.m. Whether you love to knit or are just a beginner, all skill levels are welcome. Contact the Church Office (714-979-8234) for information.

Miriam Circle meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at various locations for lunch and fellowship. Everyone is welcome. Contact the Church Office (714-979-8234) for information.

Quilt Circle meets the fourth Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us by bringing a project and a sack lunch Contact the Church Office (714-979-8234) for information.

THE SEEKERS meets the first Tuesday of the month usually in members' homes. We gather for fellowship at 9:30 a.m. and class begins at 10. Contact the Church Office (714-979-8234) for information.

Watch the Sunday bulletins and this page for the latest information.


Talent Challenge

UMW will give you $5 if you volunteer to meet the challenge of making that money grow to help others. April 28 and May 5, you will see those $5 bills being distributed on the church patio to anyone, man or woman, who will accept the challenge to make the money grow.

Each person uses their own ingenuity to devise ways to grow their $5. For example, use the money to buy ingredients for cookies and sell your yummy creations on the patio. Get your craft skills going and sell your projects. Plan a party, cook a meal, grow a plant - the possibilities are endless.

The Talent Challenge will run until the end of October. At that time all money will be collected and the results will be dshared. This is a great way for each person to make a difference in the lives of others. Questions? Contact Diane Aust.


Swap and Shop

Swap and Shop will be held June 13-15. We need your new or gently used men's and women's clothes to sell at our Mesa Verde boutique. Please start cleaning out your closets and set aside clothes for us. Details to come.


Daytime Book Club Book List

Sep. - Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Oct. - The Weird Sisters, Eleanor Brown

Nov. - In the Garden of the Beast, Eric Larson

Dec. - The Giver, Lois Lawry

Jan. - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

Feb. - Still Alice, Lisa Genova

Mar. - Stones from the River, Ursula Hegi

Apr. - The Memoir Club, Laura Kalpakian

May - The Unbearable Lightness of Scones, Alexander McCall Smith

Jun. - None (Choose books)