- Last Updated on 07:29 AM 11/27/13
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
Looking for delicious and convenient goodies for those holiday gatherings and entertaining?
The UMW at Main Street United Methodist Church have been busy cooking and baking casseroles, candy and baked items, according to spokesperson Jennifer B. Mackintosh. This year the sale will offer limited quantities of sausage biscuits, Rolo pretzel turtles, pineapple habanero cheese spread, chocolate dipped peanut butter Ritz crackers and cheese straws.
Also available will be handmade crafts and jewelry … and for those who are too busy to cook, the UMW group is selling frozen casseroles ready to heat and eat.
Customers may choose from a variety of vegetable, pasta, dessert and main dish entrées, Mackintosh said.
The purpose for the UMW’s bake sale is to raise funds for missions in the local community, the Virginia Conference and national and international efforts.
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,” Mackintosh said.
The public is invited to the UMW casserole bake sale on Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Education Building of Main Street United Methodist Church from 8 a.m. until noon.
“Bring a friend along for the fun and help us help others,” Mackintosh said.
Because of generous support, Jennifer B. Mackintosh said the UMW was able to minister in the mission of serving others during the past year including:
• Support the local soup kitchen
• Contribute to the Main Street Mission Team
• Kits for UMCOR
• Support the Wesley Foundation
• Support their international student
• Kingsway Prison Outreach Ministries
• College care kits
• Contribute to the Jane Jones Food Pantry
• Donate to Operation Santa Claus
• Donate to Halifax Cancer Association
• Quilts for Soldiers
• National MS Foundation
• Dan River Baptist Association Prayer Shawl Ministry