GR District UMW The Anchor E-News

Click HERE to view the February 2018 issue of The Anchor – Newsletter of the GR District UMW

WMC UMW Highlights E-News

Click HERE to view the Spring 2018 Highlights — Newsletter of the WMC UMW

GR District UMW ⇒ 2018 Leadership Team roster is HERE


  • May 4-5, 2018 – Spring Retreat, St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt
    ⇒ Registration & more info is HERE
  • May 18-20, 2018 – UMW Assembly, Convention Center in Columbus, OH
    Registration & more info is HERE
  • July 11-14, 2018 – Mission U, Albion College
    ⇒ Registration & more info is HERE
  • September 20, 2018 – District Annual Meeting, location TBD
  • October 27, 2018 – Conference Annual Meeting, Midland UMC

2018 Blanket Challenge

Kalamazoo District has chosen receiving blankets as our 2018 challenge. The district with the most receiving blankets will choose the in-gathering item for 2019. Let’s do it!
Blankets must be 28”x 28” or 32”x 32” of unwashed fabric only. Fabric must have no advertising, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols as well as no hand, foot or paw prints.
Blankets must have doubled-over sewn edges. If you have extra material, please make wash clothes (9”x 9” or 11”x 11”) to match the receiving blankets. Bring your finished blankets and washcloths to the Spring Fling or Spring Retreat. District President Sue Rietman will collect blankets. Happy sewing!

Spring Retreat: May 4 & 5 at Dewitt Center

Registration Deadline: April 23
What Celts knew about the theology of the land is the program focus. May 4-5, St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt. Join the ladies of the Grand Rapids and Lansing districts as we learn from Rev. Deb Johnson about Celtic ecology, theology and more during this popular retreat. $85 includes registration, lodging and meals. Download details and registration form here. Registration deadline is April 23. We are bringing back our wildly exciting and ruckus purse auction. Bring a pre-loved purse and bid on a new (to you) ensemble.
⇒ Registration & more info is HERE

UMW Assembly: May 18-20

The Power of BOLD is the theme of this assembly in Columbus, Ohio.
Questions? Please contact Suzanne Hewitt 616.334.9614 or
⇒ Registration & more info is HERE

GR District UMW Event Registration Contact:
Sue VanPortfliet
1333 Ravanna Dr. SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49508