We are the women of St. Mark’s. We meet regularly to share and encourage one another and unite for the total mission of the church. Membership is open to all women of the congregation.
In 2019, St. Mark’s United Church Women donated $9,500 to our congregational Mission and Service commitment, $11,300 to St. Mark’s general fund and $2,700 to local and national outreach projects.
In addition, fair trade coffee and other kitchen supplies were provided for all St. Mark’s events.
The UCW No Bake Bake Sale will be held in February to start the new year with fresh funds to continue support for our many commitments to this congregation and the national church.
Ladies Golf Day 2019
|UCW Tournament at Hawthorne Valley|
|Tournament winners 2019|
UCW Fall Bazaar – Saturday, October 26
9:30 am – 2 pm
- The Bake Table – home baked favourites!
- Holiday Treasures (handmade items & gifts)
- Granny’s Country Store (knitted/crocheted/quilted items)
- The Gift Basket Table
- Ye Olde Book Shoppe (new and used books)
- The Café: coffee and muffins 9:30-11 am; lunch 11:00 am-2:00 pm
The UCW relies on the assistance and support of all the congregation. We would appreciate donations of home baked goods; labelled homemade jams, jellies, pickles, preserves; handmade items such as hats, scarves, slippers & baby items, placemats; and new or gently used books.
For more information, contact Roberta Middleton
The Quilt Show
Viewer’s Choice Awards 2019
Q4 Cathedral Window, Kathy Buncombe
Second place: tied
Q10 Woodcarver’s Star, Becky Dunkley and
Q14 Grandmother’s Fan, Suzanne Hayes
Q18 Irresistible Iris, Patricia Koziol
Medium sized items
M65 Merry, Merry Snowmen, Gaile Statkus
M60 Tumbling Triangles, Peggy Gibson
Third place: tied
M56 Stamp Collection, Renee Duckworth and
M59 Four Seasons, Peggy Gibson
First place: tied
S101 Hand Sown Quilt, Chris Tran and
S82 The Woodpeckers, Esther Grzywatz
S78 Lucy, Irene Dewar
S100 Nursery Rhymes, Chris Tran
C104 Quilted Jacket, Karen Menzies
The Progressive and Live Auction was held on April 6, 2019 with over 190 items to bid on. The day was a great success and the Auction Team, and St. Mark’s UCW would like to thank the following local business for their support:
|Antonio’s Italian Deli
Beckford Service Centre
Beech Street Theatre Company
Brock Street Brewing Co.
Buckingham Meats, Brooklin
Copper Branch Restaurant
Hooksey’s Fish & Chips
Hot Rocks Creative Diner
Food + Art Café
4CATS Arts Studio
|Kathryn’s Cake Creations
Maison Blanc Day Spa
Metro – Thickson/Dundas
NEB’s Fun World
Off the Cleaver
Pringle Creek Market – Foodland
|Stanley’s Fish & Grill, Brooklin
St. Louis Bar & Grill
The Brock House
The Wee Tartan Shop
Tuscan Wolf Pizzeria
Wee Tartan Shop
WhitbyChiro – Matt Peacock
Whitby Massage Therapy Clinic
Please support local business!
Ladies Golf Day 2018
Hawthorne Valley Golf Club
The Ladies Golf Afternoon was a great success! We had 18 ladies from our congregation, some who hadn’t golf for a while, since we were playing best ball everyone helped each other. The golf course was just 9 holes and being the only ones on the course you could hear the laughter through out. The day was a warm summer afternoon so as we finished we all welcomed the air conditioned room with a spread of appetizers and cool drinks to allow time for story telling and the stretching of the length of drives and putts.
Scores were all very close the team with the lowest score: Engraved on our Ladies Trophy is: Elaine Reid, Linda Bain, Barb Lewis, Debbie Taylor.
Closest to the Pin #7: Emy Moreland
Closest to the Pin #8: Joyce Waterman
Closest to the String: Sandra Chase
Everyone went home with a prize, having had lot of fun, great conversation and fed good food and drink. The New Horizon UCW unit sponsored this ladies afternoon and made a donation to St. Mark’s UCW of $124.55. Make sure you sign up early next year.
Unit Leaders: Ada O’Connor Pinti and Robin MacKenzie
The Open Door Unit meets on the second Monday of the month at 9:15 am. We welcome women who want to meet and socialize. Our program covers various topics of interest to families and we especially like to do crafts!
Unit Leaders: Barbara Lewis and Gail MacCarl
The Mary Martha Unit meets on the second Monday of the month at 1:30 pm. Our members have many different interests and talents and use them enthusiastically in all activities of the UCW, the church and family life of St. Mark’s. We try to make each of our programs interesting, educational, spiritual and social events.
Unit Leader: Nancy Spiers
The New Horizons Unit meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 pm. We are a group of ladies with varied lifestyles and interests. We have special speakers, movies and many interesting discussions about current issues and concerns. New Horizons does a MapleDale Cheese Sale a couple of times each year. Stay tuned for upcoming order dates.