United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose PURPOSE is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Dayspring United Methodist Women,  Tempe AZ                                                           February 1, 2021
Beverly Muller

Apologies to new member Holly Elise Moore.  We missed her birthday on January 15th.  

Circle Meetings

Connie Reading Circle will meet February 11 at 9:30.   Contact Bonny Sloane (bsloane@cox.net) for an invitation to join that Zoom meeting. Mary Lou Collier will review the book The Reason, How I Discovered a Life Worth Living by Lacey Sturm.


Mary Martha Circle will join the Book Club for their Zoom meeting on Monday, February 8 at 7 PM and then will continue with their own circle meeting afterwards. Contact Nancy Jamison for an invitation to the Zoom meetings.  (nancyjam@jcox.net

Holy Humor
Holy Humor

2021 UMW Virtual Retreat

March 20 @ 10:00 am -3:00 pm MST

A time to relax, have fun, laugh, sing, and learn the importance of Holy Humor in our lives!

Lead by Rev. Ann Lyter, Scottsdale UMC.

Cost: $10

Registration closes on Wed, March 17, 2021

Mission Priorities

For the 2021-2024 quadrennium, United Methodist Women will have two mission priorities: climate justice with a focus on the Just Energy for All campaign, and criminalization of communities of color and mass incarceration, with a focus on Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline campaign. 

Eggs Benefit for AZCend

Trinity Donovan, CEO of AZCend and also Dayspring member, spoke to our unit in November.

She invites everyone to a  friend-raiser and fund-raiser to learn more how AZCEND serves people with food boxes, Meals on Wheels, homeless services, rent and utility  assistance and more.

AZCEND invites you to join us virtually for our Annual Eggs Benefit Event!
 Tune in on February 9th, 2021 at 8 AM for this virtual event where you'll hear from both the Chandler and Gilbert Mayors, testimonials from program participants, and more about adaptations we have made throughout the pandemic to continue serving the community.      

Learn more about AZCEND by visiting azcend.org.   
Click here to register.

God is Love

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.    I Corinthians 13:13

February Zoom Unit Meeting

  February 18, 2021    7 PM
Speaker:   Dayspring member Barbara Maier, who has taken several 
mission trips to Haiti. 
Note - The 2021 Prayer Calendar lists two missionaries currently in Haiti and there are  Advance Specials for extra giving through the church to Haiti. 
A link to the meeting will be sent to the members several days prior to the meeting and then again the morning of the meeting.

The 2021 Budget for Dayspring United Methodist Women has been submitted to the district, but our members need to vote on the budget as well.  Following is a list of where our funds are going to help women, children and youth this year.  Please send your OK along with your pledge for 2021 to our unit treasurer Beth Cadman - beth@thecadmans.com

Funds going to the District
  • Pledge to Mission: $1800.00
  • Special Mission Recognition: $40
  • Gift to Mission: $25
  • World Thank Offering: $250
  • Call to Prayer and Self Denial: $100
    • Total: $2,215
Discussed at January Zoom meeting - distribution of unit funds are going to:
  • Justa Center: $200
  • Wesley Community Center: $200
  • AZCEND: $200
  • Matthew 25 (Women's prison ministry): $200
  • Trinity Action Alliance : $200
    • Total: $1,000
Expenses and funds for future enrichment:
  • Assembly 202?: $300
  • Jurisdiction 202?: $100
  • Mission u: $130
  • CED Events: $150
  • Postage: $10
  • Program books: $75
  • Reading Program books: $275
  • Misc. printing: $50
  • Materials: $90
  • Program speaker fees: $100
  • Prayer Breakfast for 2022: $175
    • Total: $1440
Total Budget for 2021: $3,880
Thank you for your support through your prayers, your gifts and your service.

Knitted Together for God's Good Work

St. Matthew United Methodist Women held their UMW Sunday recently.  It was exceptionally well done. The guest speaker was Kathy Shock from First United Methodist Church in Tempe. Kathy is our conference representative to National's United Methodist Women's Program Advisory Group. The theme for the Sunday service was Knitted Together for God's Good Work, which is the United Methodist's Women's theme for 2021.   There was one little technical glitch during the service and one at the end but stay tuned as it picks up again. Don't miss the song, Knitted Together In Love, at the end by Hannah Shaffer, the choir director's daughter.      Click here to view the service.

Reading Program Books

Denise Riley has the new 2021 Reading Program books that the unit ordered. If you would like to read one of them, please give her a call to tell her what you want and then make arrangements to stop by to pick it up.   616-340-8680   No date has been set for putting the books in the library at this time.   Click here to view the list of books.

Newsletters from Liberia

Missionary Helen Roberts-Evans has sent us a corrected version of the November newsletter, and also the December one. Click the links below to read them.

Looking ahead to summer, the following virtual Mission u events have been planned. The cost to participate will be minimal and you don't even have to travel. Everyone is welcome to for all the studies.   If you have youth or young adults in your family you might want to suggest the youth study to them and take it right along with them.  Watch for further information. 

Virtual Mission u Studies for 2021
June 26, 2021  
"Becoming Peacemakers in a Culture of Violence".
Youth & young adult study.
Study Leader, Rachel Mosher 
July 23-24, 2021  
"Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools".
Study Leader, Billie Fidlin.
Saturday, August 14, 2021  
"Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom: Living Into the Church's Moral Witness through Radical Discipleship". 
Study Leader, Dior Desormeau