The Luster Gold Smith Circle
WHEN & WHERE
The Luster Gold Smith Circle meets at 9:30 AM on the second Thursday of February, March, May, June, August, September, and November. The meetings are held in the parlor of the Chapel at Mt.Sylvan UMC and refreshments are served. To celebrate Christmas, the circle has a brunch in a member’s home usually on the first Saturday of December. Currently the Circle has twelve members.
WHAT WE DO:
The members of the circle are very diverse in their backgrounds; the majority of the members are retired but a few are continuing in their careers.
The goal of our circle follows the UMW Purpose, “a community of women whose purpose is to know God…., to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the Church.”
Some of the missions supported by the circle include but are not limited to:
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) – Providing the Sunday evening meal for the guests. This project is shared with the Mildred Cook Circle.
School Kit Program – The school kits are taken to the UMW Annual Conference for distribution
MATCH Program – This program brings incarcerated women together with their children for periodic visits in a home like setting so they can continue to be a part of their children’s life.
The Circle strives to receive the Seven Star Member award for completing the following programs:
Candle Burning, Special Mission Recognition, and Pledge to Missions, Gift to Mission, and Gift in Memory, Call to Prayer and Self-Denial, World Thank Offering and A Penny and A Prayer
Please join us in the name of Jesus Christ to continue our journey to serve the women and children who are less fortunate.
Jacquelyn Turner: 919-667-5584