The United Methodist Women are now United Women in Faith!
Come grow spiritually through worship, Bible study and prayer • Celebrate the person you are becoming in Jesus Christ • develop meaningful and lasting relationships • share who you are and your gifts • take action and make a difference in your community and the world.
The St. Luke’s United Women in Faith
and the Blessed Treasures Gift Shop
42nd Annual Holiday Marketplace
Saturday, November 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium (Building C)
Blessed Treasures Gift Shop
All proceeds support local, state and international missions and charities.
Come shop at the UMW Blessed Treasures Gift Shop, located in the Annex behind St. Luke’s Building C. You will find just what you want with great prices.
Come see our upscale re-sale of clothing jewelry and household decor and our special handmade gifts and crafts.
Gift Shop Hours:
Gift Shop Hours
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday Hours: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Blessed Treasures Gift Shop will be closed from October 25 to November 19, to work on the Holiday Marketplace.
Visit our Blessed Treasures webpage to see the patio built by Diego, for his Eagle Scout project with Troop 6, Scouts BSA.
ST. LUKE’S UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH
Previously known as United Methodist Women (UMW)
Who are we?
We are women, who find meaning in our church and want to combine fellowship with study, worship and outreach opportunities. We are women with gifts to share with others. We seek to realize our own sense of purpose and commitment to God within a supportive community.
Joining this group of committed women is a unique opportunity no matter who or where you are in your life. It’s an opportunity to move in harmony with other women, who have been responding to this Purpose for over one hundred years.
If you are interested in becoming involved and need more information, please email the UMW at email@example.com.
Florida Conference United Women in Faith
We are a powerful, fearless force driven by God’s love and united in sisterhood. With a focus on women, children and youth, we act for justice and transform communities.
We face the realities we see in the world, even when they are not the ones we would like to see. However, our goal is not to bear witness simply to harms but also to God’s love by acting boldly to change those harms.
Bold action, like faith, takes courage. Our bravery is inspired by God’s love and our powerful commitment to improve the lives of women, children and youth. United Women in Faith works for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems that harm women, children and youth—from racial and gender injustice to economic inequality, climate issues and more.
No experience necessary! Crafters meet Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Annex on St. Luke’s campus. The Annex is located along the driveway behind Building C and the playground. Bring a bag lunch and come join the fun!
Jellies, pickles, salsa, tomato sauce and okra are some of the “yummy” items that will be lovingly prepared to be sold at the UMW Holiday Marketplace. We will teach you to preserve and buy all the ingredients. We are looking for participants and folks that would be called to organize this fun-filled ministry. If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Come join the fun!!!
United Methodist Women Ladies Circles
Friends – a diverse group of women ranging in ages from 40 to late 60’s, who come from different professions and cultural background. The circle meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in members’ homes from August to May.
Circle of Hope/Sarah Circle – a group for 50+ women, who are committed to supporting missions of UMW and the needs of the St. Luke’s Community. We meet on the second Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Special Events Dining Room in Bldg. C (September to May)
Sisters in Faith – is for women of all faiths and it is very much like a covenant group. We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in at St. Luke’s Building C Room 200-201.
Mom Connection is an exciting, fun, supportive St. Luke’s Connect Group for mothers. From pregnancy to preschool to empty nesters, all moms are welcome. For more information email the group.
Other Annual Events:
United Methodist Women’s Rummage Sale
The United Methodist Women raise funds to support our Local and Global Missions. These funds benefit a variety of programs such as the ZOE Child Empowerment Program, prison ministry and the East Winter Garden community.
The congregation and the community enjoy shopping from the beautiful displays set up by the UMW. Some of the collected items are donated to our ministries. Here are just a few:
- Prison Ministries received clothing for the re-entry program
- EWG Circle Leaders received vouchers for shopping
- The new St. Luke’s Youth Center received pictures
- A doctor from Haiti purchased items to ship home
- Salvation Army took items which were left over to benefit their thrift store
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UMW Great Exchange
The United Methodist Women host an annual Great Exchange. Clothing and household items are exchanged and everyone goes home with NEW things for their wardrobe and home.
This annual event is open to everyone. All are invited to make their favorite covered dish to share and bring the recipe. Enjoy this luncheon, while sharing friendship and fun for an afternoon.
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UMW Annual High Tea
At our Annual High Tea, there are homemade delicacies, themed and decorated tables, and wonderful fellowship! We may even have a boutique shop at the tea for interested shoppers. And how wonderful it is to see so many wearing their spectacular hats at this festive occasion!
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UMW Spring Retreat
In the spring, we gather together for our St. Luke’s woman’s Spring retreat. Our most recent retreat, “Spring Cleaning for the Soul” was on Saturday, March 23, held at Windermere Town Hall.
Retreat guests enjoyed a continental breakfast, retreat program with several speakers, lunch, and a day of fellowship and fun!
It is a day to grow in your walk of faith and meet new friends!!
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Annual Holiday Marketplace
This event is an annual tradition at St. Luke’s and a highlight of the holiday season. The women of St. Luke’s spend all year making crafts and preparing for this fun festive event. All proceeds go to missions. This event is typically held the second weekend in November. Proceeds go to missions.
Over 14 different shops for you to do all of your holiday shopping at great prices!
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There are several different Mission ministries, both locally and globally, that are touched by the proceeds from the Annual Holiday Marketplace.
A plaque was set up at the entrance to a peach orchard in Armenia, where there are more than 700 peach trees planted and being cared for, with the help from just a portion of the proceeds from the last Holiday Bazaar.
The bounty of love resulting from the Bazaar reaches both near and far!