Ministries Within Our Church
The Opioid Crisis
Wednesday, November 7, the United Methodist Women will have a program on OPIOIDS! The evening begins at 5:30pm in the Small Dining Room with a Salad Buffet. Please bring a salad to share. Following our buffet, we will go up to the Sanctuary for our program at 6:30pm. If you cannot join us for the Salad Buffet, please come for our program! Our speaker will be Joanie Luedke, Director of the West Allis/West Milwaukee Opioid Task Force. Please invite your friends and family to attend this timely program, which addresses a real concern across the country.
United Methodist Women
All women are invited to participate in United Methodist Women. UMW is centered around knowing God. This is done by developing creative and supportive groups. UMW strongly supports missions in our community and throughout the world.
The Book Discussion Club
Meets on the third Monday of each month (except in December, July, and August) from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, in our library.
The UMW purchases a wide selection of books growth in discipleship and your reading pleasure.
Yarn Ministry Group
Salad Buffet and Mission Work
Sugarplum Sweets and Holiday Treats
Our visitation team is made up of staff and church members who regularly visit our homebound members. During Lent team members deliver a special Easter Basket of sweets and gifts to each of our homebound members.
Come join us for the food, fellowship and fun with Senior League in our 44th year together.
August 15 Gardener’s Delight $89.00 Rails, Norton’s USA & Botanical Theme Gardens! One Day Coach Tour. Depart 8:00 am $89.00
We begin at Wandering Tree Estate; a private home and amazing gardens, we then stop for lunch at Culver’s before visiting Norton’s, USA in Barrington, IL. This unique General Store sells only American made goods! Our final stop is at the Chicago Botanical Gardens. We board a tram and learn about plants and trees and have free time to visit the theme gardens. A full day of fond memories! Depart at 8:00am
UPCOMING COACH TRIPS IN THE FUTURE – OPEN TO ALL!
A “Golden Mystery”, a one day Mystery Coach Trip that will be lots of fun and a real mystery?? $99 per person Reservations required Inclusive
Brochures are available for all Coach Trips
Come join us for the food, fellowship and fun with Senior League in 2018!!
The Bernice Nailen Memorial Library
Featured Book for May
On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s: 2nd Edition by Greg O’Brien
Quotes from The Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org):
- “Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.”
- “16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. These caregivers provided an estimated 18.4 billion hours of care valued at over $232 billion.”
- “5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050 this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million.”
- “One in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s dementia.”
Greg O’Brien was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in 2009 (age 59) and has been chronicling, writing and talking about his experience ever since. O’Brien is an author and longtime journalist/investigative reporter contributing to the Associated Press, UPI, USA Today and others. He serves as a board member for various Alzheimer’s groups, is a patient-advocate and speaks nationally and internationally about Alzheimer’s.
In On Pluto O’Brien describes his experience with Alzheimer’s. In addition to his own experience, the author served as caregiver for his own mother who had Alzheimer’s. Although the author reminisces about his long career in writing, the strength of the book is in the insight he gives about the experience of being “on Pluto.” Being on Pluto (the planet) is the author’s way of describing the fog that comes over his mind and the feeling that he is far distanced from the reality that is happening around him.
O’Brien deals with not recognizing friends and acquaintances, loses his way on journeys, runs and exercises to try to keep the demons away, and relies on family for what used to be basic tasks. O’Brien’s family is very supportive.
The second edition of this title was just released in February, 2018. The addition of chapters by his family members – wife, two sons and a daughter are very informative giving a perspective of the disease from caregivers’ viewpoints. An extensive list of Alzheimer’s and dementia resources is also included.
This title is available in the church library and as an e-book. (The first edition is available in the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.)
The library has print titles for all ages (preschool – adult). The collection includes fiction, Bible study, devotional, Christian life, Methodism, other religions, nature, health, parenting, relationships, biography, history and other subjects.
The Magazine Trading Basket is always available to recycle your “old” (no more than 3 months old) or take (no need to return) a magazine.
The library is open on Sunday mornings and during the week.