2022 Installation of UMW Officers
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Installation officiated by Janet
President, Sandy B.
Vice President, Peggy P.
Secretary, Sandra S.
Treasurer, Jan B.
Seated: Spiritual Growth, Maleta C.
Standing to right: Communications, Gail C.
UMW Reading Program Chair, Julie K.
Historian, Carol D.
(Back Row L-R): Jan B, & Julie K
(Middle Row): Sandra S, Carol D, Sandy B, Gail C, Peggy P.
(Seated): Marian H. & Maleta C. 
Taco Salad Luncheon was served with Cake.
A program by Janet T. informing members of RISE classes and how to play the hand bells. 
United Methodist Women Book of the Month
Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. Erica Armstrong Dunbar blends traditional biography with artwork and sidebars to create a fresh and accessible take on one of the most exceptional women in America history. We learn that Tubman not only helped liberate hundreds of slaves, she was the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the Civil War, worked as a spy for the Union Army, and was a fierce suffragist as well as an advocate for the aged.
February’s Book: Glimpses of Heaven: God’s Gifts of Grace in Daily Life by Roela Victoria Rivera






Some of the Books and Puzzles donated at Annual Christmas Luncheon


Julie K. Receives UMW 2021 Mission Pin


The close of one year and the beginning of another is a good time to reflect on people who have made a difference in our lives and in the community.  There’s likely someone you know whose service to the church or community has gone uncelebrated, or whose advocacy has led to change for women, children and youth.  A great way to honor this person is through United Methodist Women Special Mission recognition.  This recognition is one of the 5 channels of mission giving and each person that receives this recognition is awarded a pin and certificate.

Today’s recipient was brought up in church.  Her love for Jesus and the Bible have gone through many phases.  She is a retired nursing instructor and had a reputation of being uncompromising in patient care.

She arrived at Shepherd and became in November of 2017 and immediately became involved with the Church and Society and UMW.  She also now serves on the Mission and Education Committees.  She has been one of the individuals who has been a rock that our Care Ministry is built on.  She is a congregational care minister. 

Today’s recipient does details.  She remembers to follow up.  She ties up loose ends.  She makes sure that things are done before she moves on.  She has taken on the challenging UMW job of Secretary of Program Resources.  She has done a very efficient job setting up our Reading Program section in the church library.   She orders and reviews books that are recognized as part of our National Reading Program.  She has faithfully submitted book synopses in the e-blast to encourage us all to be UMW readers.

It is a great pleasure to award this Mission Pin to Julie Killebrew.


Julie K. (left) & President, Sandy B.

Annual UMW Christmas Luncheon 
Pancake Breakfast Photos – United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men helped host the event. Memo’s Bistro donated the pancake, sausage and staff.
Thank you Memo’s.

A Special Mission Recognition pin to Maleta Colclough

Special Mission Recognition is one of the United Methodist Women’s five channels of Mission giving.  It is a way to honor those who serve and to show our love and appreciation for all they have done.

Maleta has a long history at Shepherd.  She joined this congregation in 1989.  In the same group with our always admired Pastor Franklin Green.

Her dedication to God and her church family has been shown in many ways.  She was a Stephen Minister and Leader and chaired this program with her husband.  She has been chairman of the Education Committee and Chairman of the Foundation.

She served on the Health and Welfare Committee and was President of the Singles Group. For many years she has been a dedicated member of the UMW and has served on the Team for over five years.

This Christian woman has inspired us with her special devotions and prayers.  She helps us center in our faith before Team meetings and at all of our UMW luncheons.  She brings calm when we especially need it. This congregation and especially we in UMW thank her for her devoted service.  She is an outstanding example of true Christian love and faith.

Maleta Colclough, is our Mission Coordinator for Spiritual Growth. 

  Our Meetings:  Members normally meet for a luncheon and business meeting on the first Thursday at 11:30 a.m. 

Our Circles: 


Miriam meetings fourth Wednesday @ 1:00 p.m.

Rebekah meets third Monday @ 2:00 p.m.
Sew Happy meets fourth Tuesday @ 1:00 p.m.

 Sew Happy circle has been at work at home, making masks for United Methodist Outreach Ministries, Justa Center, and our church and staff. If you like to sew, and want to join us in this work, please contact the church office at or 623-584-2280 and ask to be connected to the Sew Happy Circle!