Fall is here with pumpkins, falling leaves, cooler temperature, and U.M.W.  Yes, we are meeting again and welcome ALL WOMEN to our meetings.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 7th at 2pm. Besides our business meeting, a time of devotions, and fellowship together – we will be assembling fall gift bags for our shut-ins.  Many hands will make the work go faster.  JOIN US LADIES!

We are making plans for our November meeting and for our annual Thank Offering Sunday with a special speaker.

Also later this month our fund-raiser – the apple dumpling sale.  See article for details.

Enjoy the fall time of the year and come to our fall meetings.


Louise Gettle, President, Zion United Methodist Women


Just sit back for a short minute and think about falling leaves, cooler weather – and a nice warm apple dumpling.  You can eat it with Ice Cream or milk or some sharp cheese (never heard of that; it is good). Our United Methodist Women is having their annual Apple Dumpling sale on Thursday, October 29th. Pick-up times will be 12-1pm and 4-6pm.  We will deliver if you feel more comfortable not coming into the Fellowship Hall for pick-up, please mention to Sandy when you order!

There are regular apple dumplings and sugar-free dumplings. Each are $5.00. Order your dumplings by seeing Sandy Sandoe at church or give her a call at 717-866-2639 or send an e-mail to robertsandra47@gmail.com.  You can also put an envelope in the offering plate.  Label it on the outside “Apple Dumpling sales” and enclose your order (number of dumplings, type and your name and phone number).  To pay for your dumplings, put your money in an envelope labeled “Apple Dumplings” and either give to Sandy Sandoe or drop in the offering plate.

We thank all of you for your support with this fund raiser – and other activities. 

P.S The dumplings freeze well and tastes wonderful whenever you are in the mood for a warm dumpling.  ~ Sandy Sandoe


Thursday, October 29 – Apple Dumpling pick-up from 12-1 or 4-6


The Aging of Aquarius

Your career has wound down, the kids have moved, and your schedule is clear…for the next thirty years.

In your youth, you cared about people and planet Earth.  You had grand visions of changing the world. At some point, those passions and that sense of purpose got buried under diapers and 9-5.  Yet that old you are still alive, and you now have this next stage of your life the most powerful yet.  But where to start?

Helen Wilkes, a retired professor, and activist takes readers on an inspiring journey to find renewed purpose in retirement.  Along the way, she helps readers navigate the transition to a post-work identity by fanning the embers of lost passions and new interests.

Whether you drawn to gardening clubs, to social justice issues, political campaigning, ethical investing, or creativity through the arts, this book offers inspiration, practical steps, and extra resources to help re-ignite your passion, your sense of purpose, and to effect real change in the world as an empowered elder


UMW Missing Books: Did you use some of this staying home time to read? After the books were re-shelved at the church, did you take out a book or so to read?  It’s a good idea as there are many worthwhile books to read on those shelves.  But DON’T FORGET to SIGN OUT the books you take.

Right now 5 of the 15 books that were bought these last two years are missing from the UMW shelves.  They are needed for our unit’s reading list goals.  If you have a book from the church library and are unaware if it’s the UMW book, look inside the front cover where you’ll find a label saying “2020 UMW Reading List;  “Spiritual Growth” (or four other categories).  Please return the book to the UMW

shelf or sign it out in the three-ring notebook.  Thanks, Joy Nesbitt


Our purpose is —

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.

Our focus is —

on women, children and youth.

Our local is —

small but mighty. We support local, national and worldwide missions through our offerings, fund raising projects and a district pledge.

Some of our local missions include:

You can read more about all the work of the UMW in the Response Magazine found in the right side of the church library. Also, check out all the UMW books in the same section.

We also have a reading program. For more information talk to Joy Nesbitt, our librarian.

For more information on United Methodist Women, check out the following links:

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2020 scheduled programs

Below is a list of the currently scheduled programs for Zion United Methodist Women in 2020. We will be adding to this list as more events are scheduled throughout the year. Please also check the events section of this website.

  • wednesday february 5th

    The meeting will be our Prayer and Self- Denial program.  Since this is a year of prayer at Zion, there will be a look at the need for prayer in areas like our church, children women, our nation, etc. ALL WOMEN (and interested men) are invited. Come and share time with other women

  • Saturday april 4th

    Women's Prayer Breakfast.