Second Wednesday Women's Group
September 2022 - June 2023
The Women’s Group was formed in 2011 with much preparation and prayer. The goal for the group is to develop Christian
maturity through fellowship, devotionals, and service to our Lord. We invite women of all ages to our group; it is not necessary to be part of the congregation of HPUMC.
Meetings are held in the church nursery from 1:00pm to 2:30pm on the second Wednesday of each month, September to June. We begin our monthly meeting by enjoying the fellowship of eating lunch together, followed by a devotional and discussion or activity to go along with it. Our theme for this year is Women of the Bible, including some of the Bad Girls of the Bible. We will use scripture readings, skits and discussion to look at the lives of these biblical women and how we can apply the lessons we learn from them to our own lives.
If you have any questions, need transportation or further information, please contact Holly O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 506-4822.
Instead of our usual meetings, the Women’s Group scheduled special summer events for July and August. On July 11, we hosted a Potluck Luncheon for UMC missionary Helen Camarce. As stated in her literature, “She believes in the hardship and struggles of being born as a woman in Southeast Asian countries, which is mostly patriarchal in culture, especially here in Cambodia. Giving them the education, knowledge and skills to participate in the family and the community’s development and economy gives them the confidence to learn to value themselves as a daughter, a wife, a mother and a member of the community.” Helen explained that the mission work they do is not to just give out money but to provide training, following the principle of if you "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” It was our great blessing to meet Jill Wilson, who coordinated Helen’s coming to HPUMC, and of course, to get to know Helen and the important work of missions that she does. Because the theme for this year’s Women’s Group meetings will be Women Supporting Women, we not only donated money to Helen’s work during the visit but will also think of ways to continue to support her in the days to come.