Simsbury UMC
Monday, October 15, 2018
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.
Simsbury United Methodist Church's
United Methodist Women's
Rebekah Circle

Rebekah is SUMC's oldest surviving circle. Organized in 1961, we celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2011.

We meet on the third Thursday of the month at noon in the church annex. Bring a sandwich, a drink and join us. We welcome new members. In the past the Rebekahs worked with the church trustees on the campaign to finance and install the sanctuary handicap access and amplifiers for the hearing impaired. For 15 years, Rebekahs made baby crib quilts; over 3,225 quilts were made and given to babies born with AIDS.
 
Mickey Lecours-Beck, director of Simsbury Social Services, has met with our group over the years, sharing with us the growing needs of Simsbury residents. In response, we have always provided one or more families with a traditional basket of food and gifts at Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. Recently, we decided to save our loose change. When we collect a worthwhile amount, we provide gift cards for local store purchases to be distributed by the social department. Since December 2006, Rebekahs have donated over $2,500 in cash and gift cards for which the recipients are sincerely grateful.
 
For more information, please contact Jane Whelchel at 860.658.7356.