GROW Women's Ministry

GROW is open to women of all ages and faith communities, not just for Elam members. Guests are very welcome to join us for our monthly meetings, which are held on the second Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m.

Angela and Janine have been hard at work scheduling activities and speakers for our next season of GROW in September, with some already in place! This year, some GROW Saturdays land on holidays so we will have an altered schedule, but for the most part we will still be meeting the second Saturday of each month from 9:00-11:00am.

If you have any ideas for speakers or activities for our group, please reach out to Angela or Janine. We have had some difficulty in the past finding speakers so we decided to mix it up a little this year and have some quality time amongst ourselves in the group and take some field trips, etc.

A sneak peak of our schedule includes Meredith Cheyney Lawler in September speaking to us about her new Floral business and how that came to be. Such an awesome story and we will also learn how to make an arrangement and one lucky person from each table will be able to "win" the centerpiece and take it home! You won't want to miss our first GROW meeting on September 10th at 9:00am. We will continue to use Sign Up Genius for our breakfast items. As always, if you want me to sign you up for something just let me know and I can do that for you.

This year we will continue our mission with YoungMoms of Chester County. I will keep you updated with their needs, however I know we will be scheduling a month to make and donate a meal for their "Club" that meets once a month on a Tuesday evening in Kennett Square.

God is so good to all of us and rewards us with many blessings for being faithful to his calling. We do at times though encounter difficulties along the way and we need to uplift and encourage each other. If you have a praise or prayer concern, please reach out and I can email our group for prayer.

Finally, GROW has an ongoing fundraiser of AmazonSmiles. Every purchase you make using AmazonSmiles ensures that a portion of the cost comes directly to Elam and is designated for Women's Ministries. This money helps us pay our speakers, buy paper products, creamers, etc. for our meetings. At the end of the season, we will also be taking a portion of our earnings to make a donation to YoungMoms.

Below is the information to sign up for AmazonSmiles:
Amazon Smile is a way customers can support GROW every time they shop with Amazon, at no additional cost. Customers who shop at will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the eligible purchase price to GROW and does not affect your Amazon Prime credit card rewards.

How to use AmazonSmile on a web browser:
    1. Visit
    2. Sign in with the same account you use for
    3. Select your charity: Elam United Methodist Church 
    4. Start shopping! Log into to generate donations
        Tip: Add a bookmark to make it easier to shop at

How to use AmazonSmile using the Amazon app on your mobile phone:
    1. Open the Amazon Shopping app
    2. Navigate to the main menu (=)
    3. Tap on Settings and then select “AmazonSmile”
    4. Select Elam United Methodist Church and then follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON
        AmazonSmile in the mobile app
    5. Once AmazonSmile has been activated in your app, future eligible app purchases will generate a
        donation to GROW and our other Women’s ministries.
        Note: The tablet app is not yet supported.

Please to learn more