United Church Women (UCW) is an organization which provides Christian fellowship, friendship and support to women in our church and to the community.
The UCW is strongly committed to supporting those in need in our community and oversees a number of fundraising events every year, the largest being the Flea Market and Art Show & Sale. In 2020, both were sidelined by COVID-19. Due to ongoing concerns about public health, the Flea Market remains on hold. In 2021, however, the 23rd annual Art Show & Sale went online to great success.
In 2022, the 24th Art Show & Sale will be online again for 10 exciting days, March 25 - April 3, 2022. In addition to the paintings, ceramics, jewellery, glass and garden art offered for sale by 31 Canadian artists (nine of them new this year), three of the artists, Barb TenEycke, John Visser and Darlene Kulig have donated paintings to the Art for Charity Draw. Updates on the show and the draw, and artist profiles can be found on the show’s website at kingswaylambtonartshow.ca (this is also where you log in when the show goes live on March 25).
In February 2022, the UCW's returning “Souper Bowl Soup Sale” raised over $1,300. Volunteers posted ads, counted jars and tallied orders, they shopped and washed, chopped and boiled and bottled, and sold over 113 jars of scrumptious soup. An amazing 100 1-litre jars were donated by the congregation and the community. Our sincere thanks go to the volunteers, customers, and donors for their tremendous support.
While a small portion of the funds raised by UCW goes to support the operations of the church, the lion's share is donated to a broad range of charities, most of which provide shelter and support to women and children, youth, and men, and to those living with homelessness. For more information and a list of charities supported, click here.
There are several ways to get involved in the UCW. You could join a Unit in which you know someone, or you can attend meetings held by different Units to find one that suits you best. You can participate as much as your schedule allows. Come to every meeting or activity, or come periodically just to enjoy an evening or afternoon with friends.
If you'd like more information or are interested in joining, contact the UCW through the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org (please put "UCW" in the subject line). We'd love to hear from you.
The photos below of UCW women in action: Unit #8; modeling bras collected for women in Ghana; UCW members at the Art Show; Flea Market preparations.