United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Women meet once a month for a dish-to –pass dinner and program. (September through June).
United Methodist Women’s purpose is to a focus on women, children, and youth and to be a supportive community. Our programs teach us about missions both locally and globally.
We also do projects to raise money to support some of these missions. We have had rummage sales, harvest dinners, election day bake sales, book sales and valentine cookie sales. All women are welcome to come and join our fun fellowship.
Our Food Pantry
Our food pantry is located at 330 W. Church Street, Elmira. We are open Monday mornings from 8-noon.
We serve around 70 families each week. Our goal is to be a safe place for individuals and families to find some help when they are struggling financially.
Help for the Home Shop
New Beginnings UMC partners with other area churches to help people who are transitioning from being homeless to having a new place to live. Homeless individuals and families can only carry so much with them. At the Help for Home shop, located at 330 W. Church Street, we supply those transitioning to a home with some of the basic necessities for a home. Pillows, sheets, towels, deodorant, plates, pans, among other items are available for those in need.
Help for the Home operates on a referral system. One can contact the church for any information concerning a need or donations.
Made with Love
Made with Love is a group of Knitters and Crocheters. They meet every Wednesday night at 6:30 pm and every Thursday morning at 9:30 am. The second Tuesdays of the month the group gathers for work and help on special projects.
Made with Love’s creations of hats, blankets, lap blankets and shawls are donated to the Falck Cancer Center here in Elmira, the Maternity/NICU ward at Arnot Hospital, Bath VA, C.I.D.S, the local animal shelters, as well as ministries here at New Beginnings UMC.
The group also helps each other with personal projects throughout the year.
Made with Love is a great group for beginners, novices, or seasoned veterans of the yarn crafts. Come and learn or perfect your knitting or crocheting skills. You can also do needlepoint as well.