The United Methodist Women (UMW) of St. Andrews Parish UMC recently hosted a shower for Lowcountry Orphan Relief, and the event was an amazing success! SAPUMC, Grace UMC, Cokesbury UMC and Walmart contributed toiletries, clothing and plush animals in addition to cash donations (which totaled $242). Thank you to all who gave!
The SAPUMC chapter of the United Methodist Women is now accepting scholarship applications. UMW Scholarships are available to individuals who are actively pursuing post-secondary education. Interested parties should complete an application and submit it to Letha Henry by April 1, 2018.
Applicants must be members of Saint Andrews Parish United Methodist Church or an immediate family member (spouse, son, daughter or qualified dependent) of a congregation member. Applicants can be graduating seniors or high school graduates who have already been accepted into a program of further study. Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited program such as a 4-year bachelors, 2-year associates, trade certification or Master's program may also qualify. Click here to view detailed scholarship criteria.
Click to view an editable application. Responses may be handwritten or typed. Please be sure to sign the application prior to submission. Applications may be hand delivered or emailed to Letha Henry. To request Letha's email address, please contact the church office.
The United Methodist Women are gathering to celebrate the Christmas Season!
Saturday, December 2nd
UMW members and guests should RSVP to Miriam Hunter or Cindy Walden by November 26th. Payment is due with your reservation ($20 per lady). Please email Miriam for more information.
Step away from the kitchen stove, and let the UMW help with your Thanksgiving baking! A limited number of homemade pies and sweet breads are available for pre-order.
Pies - $15 each
- Triple Berry
Sweet Breads - $6 each
- Cranberry Nut
- Banana Nut
- Orange Cranberry
- Blueberry Tea
The UMW will accept orders in the narthex November 5th and November 12th. Flavors will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Orders will be available for pickup at the church Tuesday, November 21st.
If you would like to place an order over the phone, please contact Letha Henry. The church office can provide Letha's number if you do not have a directory.
Bake sale proceeds will benefit missions such as the Bethlehem Centers of Columbia and Spartanburg, the Killingsworth Home in Columbia, the Wallace Family Life Center in Bennettsville, the Rural Mission on Johns Island and the UMW scholarship fund. Thank you for supporting the UMW and these worthy causes!
The United Methodist Women of St. Andrews Parish UMC established and awarded their first academic scholarship in 2011. Since that time, through continued funding, they have been able to grant numerous awards to deserving young persons. Their very first award (in 2011) was $300; their 2017 awards will total $1,500.
These awards are made possible by memorials and honorariums, the hard work of the ladies of the UMW and generous donations from congregation members who support various UMW fund raisers.
Applications for this year’s awards were received from March 1st to April 1st and were evaluated by a Scholarship Committee. Payment of each award will occur at the end of the recipient’s successful completion of the fall semester.
2017 UMW Scholarship Awards
Congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients, English Laserna and Mary Wagenbrenner!
English will be graduating May 31st, from Academic Magnet High School where she took eight Advanced Placement courses including Biology, Calculus, Literature, US Government and Economics. She plans to attend Clemson University, where she will study Biological Science prior to attending medical school. Recent contemplation has also led her to consider Bioengineering as a potential major leading to medical school and a career in ophthalmology. Her realistic view of the financial needs of such a career path, as well as her outstanding academic qualifications, and an outstanding GPA make her a worthy candidate for the UMW Scholarship.
English will receive a $750 scholarship certificate, payable at the end of the fall 2017 semester.
Mary graduated high school in 2016 and is currently enrolled at the College of Charleston where she is majoring in Early Childhood Education. Her extensive volunteer work with children here at SAPUMC (in the nursery, VBS, etc.) and her experience as a Teacher Cadet in a first grade class at Drayton Hall Elementary School have inspired a career in education. Mary's hard work, passion and dedication make her a worthy candidate for this year’s award.
Mary will also receive a $750 scholarship certificate, payable at the end of the fall 2017 semester.
Congratulations to both of these young ladies! To learn more about this scholarship opportunity and other UMW missions, please see Letha Henry on Sunday mornings or attend a UMW meeting.
Scholarships for post secondary education are available to young people attending SAPUMC. The United Methodist Women will be accepting and reviewing applications from graduating seniors this spring. Interested parties should complete an application and submit it to Letha Henry by April 1, 2017.
Click to view an editable application. Responses may be handwritten or typed and attached. Please be sure to sign the application prior to submission. Applications may be hand delivered to Letha Henry. If you need Letha's contact information, please email the church office.