Ste-Geneviève United Church (Ste-Genny's)
United Church Women (UCW)
Our purpose is to provide an
environment through which women of all ages may have an opportunity to
express and demonstrate their loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ.
What do we do?
How do we function?
spiritual growth as we continue our faith journey.
involve ourselves in the life of our Church.
the past we conducted fund raising activities to support our
Church, United Church projects and the West-Island Community.
Dwindling and aging UCW membership makes it unlikely that will
have fundraising activities in the future.
The year 2020 was a very
different one for all of us. We had to face many challenges because of
“Covid-19”. The church was shut down so like everyone else; we went into
confinement. Therefore the U.C.W. came to a halt, no meetings were held;
although we were able to keep in contact by phone to everyone.
In 2021 once again, the Covid
situation has had a significant impact on the life of our Church and the
activities of the UCW. No formal Unit meetings were held; however, the
individual Units kept in touch with their members. We kept the Church
office advised of any instances in which cards should be sent. These cards
were not restricted to members of the UCW, but included members of the
Congregation as well.
We extend a warm invitation
to all women of the Congregation to join us and to make new lifelong
Up until 2019 our three units met
monthly to enjoy fellowship and laughter while pursuing our spiritual
growth. Our many activities up until that time can be described as
Unit meetings are held from September to May, usually at the
Church. Come and join us at one of our unit meetings.
2 and 4 are not currently meeting
3 meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month.
also has home members who are not able to attend meetings, who
are, however, able to help us reach out to people by phone and
help with our catering and baking needs.
three times per year all our members meet one evening for a
General Meeting. A major part of this is devoted to a
presentation by an outside speaker. Sometimes the meeting starts
with a pot-luck supper.
month we take our turn to greet the Congregation at the door for
the Sunday service, read the Scripture and take up the offering.
when our Minister is away on holidays or study leave, we prepare
for and conduct a Sunday worship service.
a month we serve coffee, tea and juice after the Service. We
also make sure there always are sufficient supplies for this.
regularly decorate the Church for special occasions as
Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving.
an efficient "Catering Service". We do a lot of fund raising by
organizing a Fall Bazaar, several Banquets and Military Whists.
actively involved in Outreach. We have monthly visits to Ste.
Anne's Hospital and have, in the past, provided financial
contributions to, for example, Montreal City Mission, Mission
and Service, Caring and Helping Hands, Cheshire Foundation,
Saint Columba House, West-Island Women's Shelter, West Island
Palliative Care Residence and Ste-Geneviève United Church.
"A Church Family To Come Home To!"