UMW Current Events

Due to effects of COVID, no meetings in person are scheduled
UMW sponsored pontoon boat trip
UMW sponsored pontoon boat trip August 22. A beautiful fun day.
Wellspring UMW Leadership team members 2022
President: Blanche Emerick
Treasurer: Carol Randall
Secretary: Pam Moe
Mission Coordinator for Membership Nurture and Outreach: Nedra Ebsen
Mission Coordinator for Spiritual Growth and Nominations Chair: Sue Plasterer  

Monthly Take Action Now (TAN)

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER: How to contact my elected officials
Federal Government: go to
Then put your address on the right hand side of the screen and that will guide you to websites of our 2 senators and your State Representative.
State Government: go to
Then put your address on the right hand side of the screen in the “Who are my Legislators?”
Governor Evers: go to
NOVEMBER: Find Out About Your Area’s Recycling
United Methodist Women has 4 areas of social action campaigns:
  1. Criminalization of communities of color and mass incarceration
  2. Economic inequalities
  3. Maternal and child health
  4. Climate justice
For our November “Take Action Now”project we are concentrating on Climate Justice and being good stewards of God’s creation. Find out about your areas recycling by going to the website and finding who to call.
Area Information Collected in November:
Streets West: 608-266-4681
Streets East: 608-246-4532
Recycling Coordination: 608-267-2626
608-712-2057 Only answered during open hours
Kelly Hilyard, Sustainability Coordinator:  608-821-8362
Cross Plains:
Town and Country Sanitation:  608-375-5856
Sun Prairie:
Pellitteri Waste Systems: 608-257-4285
Pellitteri Waste Systems 608-257-4285
DECEMBER: Recycle Christmas Items
In keeping with UMW social action campaign on climate justice and being good stewards of Gods creations, the December (TAN) Take Action Now is to encourage us to recycle as many of the Christmas articles that are acceptable. Also try to use as many biodegradable products that are available. If you have any questions you can link to the above websites or phone numbers in your area.
                                         JANUARYMaternal and Child 
Health care for women and children is at the heart of United Methodist Women since the organization was founded in the 1800.  Today, United Methodist Women continue to support the health and family needs of women and children around the globe.  Women are still dying in childbirth, children continue to die from preventable disease and many communities have no access to healthcare.  Since 2000 here in the United States, the maternal mortality rate has increased 26.4%.
Wellspring TAN is looking into this issue.  We encourage you to look at his web site to learn more about this subject.  
Rev Louis and his wife, Nindk are involved in a local organization called roots 4 change which is working to improve maternal and child health.  To learn more about this organization and what they do click onto their web page