Women’s Ministry

The Women of Lafayette United Methodist Church

The Women meet the first Thursday of each month, September through May, at 12:00 noon in the Fireside Room/Library.  The May meeting is normally a pot luck luncheon held at a member’s home.

UMW’s purpose is to bring women together to participate in spiritual, educational, social, charitable, and outreach activities. The LUMC group does follow and join in some of the programs of the denomination-wide United Methodist Women organization, though we are not formally affiliated with them at this time.

Each meeting includes a speaker or activity, such as preparing children’s Easter baskets for distribution by the Contra Costa Food Bank. Free will offerings are accepted and used to support charitable activities of the group.  These have included, but were not limited to, Meals on Wheels, the Contra Costa Food Bank, Trust in Education, and ECPAT, USA (End Child Prostitution & Trafficking, USA).  Lunch is served at some meetings.  At other times, coffee, tea and dessert are provided, while participants bring their own lunches.


 Prayer Shawl Ministry

Over the centuries shawls have come to symbolize shelter, peace and spiritual sustenance. Our Prayer Shawl Ministry is creating hand-knitted and crocheted shawls, filled with the power of prayer, for those in need. Everyone is welcome to join us to knit, crochet (or read to us from scripture or an inspirational book.)
Click here: Diana Naldoza for more information.
Thursday, June 11 @ 3:30-5pm (Maggie Mae)
Sunday, June 28 @ 11:30-1pm (Library)
Sunday, July 12 @ 11:30 (Maggie Mae)
Wednesday, July 22 @ 3:30 (Maggie Mae)
Wednesday, August 19 @ 3:30 (Maggie Mae)
Sunday, August 30 @11:30 (Maggie Mae) 


Stitch In Time

This gathering of women meets the third Thursday of each month, at 1:00 p.m., in the Fireside Room/Library.  Occasionally, a meeting may be held at a member’s home to work on a specific task.  All are welcome.

The main purpose of the group is for  participants to share and support each other in Christian fellowship and  exploring creativity, as we work together on  sewing, crafts, jewelry making, and various other handiwork projects.  Specific skills are not required to take part.   New ideas and independent projects are encouraged.  Materials and supplies are currently donated by members of the congregation.

Items produced are subsequently sold at the annual Holiday Boutique to raise funds for the church in general, and/or for a particular church project.