- What is the UCW?
- Is it a Social Club?
- Does it raise money for the church?
- Is it a place to make lasting friendships?
- Does it support groups outside the church?
- Can anyone join?
- The answer to all of the above questions is: YES.
The UCW stands for “United Church Women”. If you are a woman, you already have all the qualifications to join. If you don’t have the time to attend the monthly meetings, there are still ways you can enjoy the UCW.
The UCW officially came into being on January 1, 1962. In 2012, the United Church Women celebrated their 50th anniversary. The Cooksville UCW meet on the first Thursday of the month to share lunch and fellowship. Some long and lasting friendships have been developed over the years. If you are new to the church, it is a good way to meet other women in the church, hopefully, some with similar interests. The Christmas Potluck dinner is a highlight of the year. It is a time for fellowship, worship, and reflection. All women of the church are invited to attend and are encouraged to bring a friend.
Over the years, through their fundraising efforts, such as Soup Sundays, special dinners, afternoon teas, and Charity Jars, the Cooksville UCW have made donations to several community charities such as:
- Meals on Wheels
- Our Place Peel
- Heart House Hospice
- Mississauga Food Bank
- Mississauga News Santa Claus Fund
- Peel Regional Police “Toys for Tots”