Why is group called the Tabitha Circle?
In Acts 9:36 we read,
“Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated in Greek is called Dorcas);
this woman was abounding with deeds of kindness and charity which she continually did.”
We don’t know much about Tabitha (Dorcas) from Scripture. We do know, however, she is the only woman in Scripture to be called a disciple. She fell ill and died. The community was so saddened at her death that they summoned Peter. When he came the widows were crying and showed him the robes and other clothing that Tabitha had made while she was still with them . . . Peter raised her from the dead. Tabitha’s life impacted her community. It seems that what set her apart was her passion for the cause. She was truly a disciple in word and deed. She found a way to live passionately for Christ, by serving and tending to the needs of those around her continually. Tabitha lived a life that glorified God. Her acts of goodness and kindness were done to help others in the name of Christ. Those in the Tabitha Circle will shape our purpose in a Christ centered, Tabitha inspired, passion for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by learning what God desires of us and continuing to glorify Him with acts of kindness and goodness throughout our community and world as members of the United Methodist Women.
Tabitha Circle Missions:
Sewing: the Tabitha Circle has an ongoing sewing mission. We sew PD laps belts, UMCOR school kit supply bags and layettes, just to name a few.
Collection of Home Goods: the Tabitha Circle collects items for an emergency shelter for battered women and former residents.
If you would like to donate any items or supplies towards any of our missions, please contact the church office.