UPCOMING EVENTS

 

DEBORAH CIRCLE WELCOMES
PASTOR THOMAS STUBBS

The ladies of Deborah Circle happily welcome PASTOR THOMAS to their first Fall meeting. Pastor Thomas will share some of his background, his faith journey, and his new role here at Jesse Lee. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 22, at the Carriage House.

Deborah Circle will start at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments, followed by a “Summer Sharing” meeting. 

Pastor Thomas will follow at 10:30 a.m. Look for Deborah ladies handing out Fall Daily Bread Devotional books following church on Sundays in September, with special bookmarks reminding everyone of the September meeting and program with
Pastor Thomas!

All ladies of Jesse Lee are welcome to attend and enjoy getting to know Pastor Thomas.

Please contact Deborahcircle@jesseleechurch.com or 203-834-9597, or Jean jecinct63@comcast.net or 203-244-578
for any questions.

Please remember vaccinations and masks are required

We welcome new members and are looking forward to getting together for both mission outreach work and fun and fellowship.

Questions? Contact Ronda Lanzi at deborahcircle@jesseleechurch.com

Our Story

Deborah Circle is a welcoming group of women dedicated to both mission outreach and cultivating strong bonds of friendship with one another. It’s best described by members as, “fellowship with a purpose.”

Its roots go back to the 1880’s when Methodist women founded “The Women’s Home Mission Society.” Today, it has evolved into “United Methodist Women,” (unitedmethodistwomen.org) whose 800,000 members make it the world’s largest denominational mission service organization for women.  

Sue Gillaugh and Charm McLemore started a Jesse Lee Church Deborah Circle chapter under the UMW umbrella in 1977. The group is named for the Old Testament prophet, Deborah, and it celebrates strong women dedicated to spiritual growth, fellowship and advocacy for women and children around the world.

Faith, hope and love are the primary drivers for all the mission outreach work the women of Deborah Circle do.

COVID has increased the needs of so many women and children so Deborah Circle is inviting all the women of Jesse Lee, as well as women in Ridgefield and surrounding towns, to consider joining their efforts to alleviate suffering wherever possible.

With history as a guide, we’re confident you’ll have fun, make new friends and fortify existing relationships in the process of serving women, youth and children in need.

Contact Ronda Lanzi at deborahcircle@jesseleechurch.com to learn more.

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RECENT EVENTS & OUTREACH

DEBORAH CIRCLE SPRING LUNCHEON WAS ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 11:00AM-1:00PM

Deborah Circle had its annual Spring Luncheon-IN PERSON at the home of Ronda Lanzi at 250 Linden Tree Road in Wilton, CT.

There was a full house of women who came to enjoy being together again after a long time apart due to COVID. The event was also a surprise baby shower for Pastor Katarina which was a joyful celebration. (Katarina had a baby girl in July!)

 

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Deborah Circle Hosts the Association of Religious Communities

 

In April, Deborah Circle hosted ARC to share information about the services they offer to the community. It was a great opportunity to learn more about how the women of Deborah Circle can help ARC inspire help and facilitate healing in Danbury and surrounding communities.

 

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Deborah Circle Helping Others

Learning about the COVID-19 Vaccine

 

In March, Deborah Circle invited special guests, to learn about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Deborah Circle Women on a Mission

 

In February, Deborah Circle invited special guests, United Methodist Women’s District leaders Joan Murray and Kristi Colburn, to the group’s February 24th Zoom meeting to discuss the myriad mission opportunities the group leads around the world. To learn more about Untied Methodist women, click the button below.

Sharing the Love on Valentine’s Day

 

Carole Stathis and Jean Cole getting ready to deliver Valentine’s Day goodie bags to members who have been isolated at home during the pandemic.

Valentine's Gift

Deborah Circle and the

Jackie Robinson Story

 

In January, Deborah Circle discussed the movie “42,” an inspirational film about Jackie Robinson breaking sports records and racial barriers when he signed to play with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Baseball player swing