United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Women at Main Street United Methodist Church are busy cooking and baking casseroles, candy and baked items for the UMW casserole, craft and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 2.

The United Methodist Women at Main Street United Methodist Church have been busy cooking and baking casseroles, candy and baked items for the UMW casserole, craft and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 2.

It will be held in the education building of Main Street United Methodist Church from 8 a.m. until noon at 701 North Main St. in South Boston.

This year the sale will offer limited quantities of cheese straws, chocolate dipped peanut butter Ritz crackers and haystacks, according to Jennifer Mackintosh, sale organizer.

The UMW Craft Shoppe is selling handcrafted jewelry, wreaths, Christmas ornaments and many other original artisan items.

For those who are too busy to cook, frozen casseroles ready to heat and eat also are being sold. A variety of vegetable, pasta, dessert and main dish entrées will be available from which to choose, she added.

Chocolate dipped peanut butter Ritz crackers are a favorite prepared by Pam Ancheta and Katherine Harris.

The purpose for the bake sale is to raise funds for missions in the local community, the Virginia Conference and national and international efforts. Because of the public’s generous support, the UMW was able to minister in the mission of serving others during the past year.

It allowed them to provide donations for the following: Support the local Soup Kitchen, Main Street Mission Team, kits for UMCOR, College Care kits, “Stop Hunger Now,” Jane Jones Food Pantry, Halifax Cancer Association, Quilts for Soldiers, National MS Foundation, Henry Fork Service Center, Free the Girls – saves girls from sex trafficking, Mentor Role Model Program, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Wesley Foundation, UMW Legacy Fund and Church Outreach Programs.

The United Methodist Women organization, founded in 1910, has in its mission statement “to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.”

“The UMW is most appreciative for all the generous support from the community. It is our hope that the upcoming casserole bake sale will allow us once again to offer assistance for local needs, missions and charitable organizations in addition to national and international missions,” said Mackintosh.

“Bring a friend along for the fun and help us to help others,” she added.

For more information, call 572-3290.