Bright Lights (August 2015)

Bridgeport United Methodist ‘Whale of Sale’ Has Been a Longtime Help to the Community
United Methodist Women at Bridgeport United Methodist Church in Bridgeport, West Virginia, organize 48th annual “Whale of a Sale” rummage sale.

Asbury United Methodist Church Relieves First Day of School Stress for Parents
United Methodist Women at Asbury United Methodist Church in North Shelby, Alabama, host annual Back to School Prayer Breakfast.

Churches Help With Back-To-School Needs
The United Methodist Women of Clark Chapel United Methodist Church in Luthersville, Georgia, with contribution from United Methodist Women  at Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church in Lone Oak, hold bookbag distribution to provide school supplies to local students.

Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence Discussed at Hoover Church Forum
United Methodist Women at Bluff Park United Methodist Church in Hoover, Alabama, host speakers from local law enforcement at education event addressing domestic violence and human trafficking.

Methodist Women Hosts Cookbook Author
United Methodist Women at Park Avenue United Methodist Church in Valdosta, Georgia, host Martha Giddens Nesbit, author of several cookbooks, including her most recent one, Dishing Up Hope.

Teacher Avoided Vices, Doctors, for Long Life
United Methodist Women member Kathyrn Geyer in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, lives to 111 years of age.

Happy 100th to Sarah Hardeman
United Methodist Women member at Grace United Methodist Church in Covington, Georgia, celebrates 100th birthday. “Mrs. Hardeman’s passion was the United Methodist Women of Grace. This is a core group of women who help children and adults all over the world.”

Solon Methodist 175th Homecoming Celebration
United Methodist Women at Solon United Methodist Church in Solon, Iowa, host dinner and ice cream social in honor of church’s 175th homecoming celebration.

Former Pastor, Guest Speaker at Haven United Methodist Church ‘High Tea’
United Methodist Women at Haven United Methodist Church in Quinton, New Jersey, host “high tea” event.

American National Announces New Financial Center Manager
Gwen Smith, secretary for United Methodist Women at Zion United Methodist Church in Gretna, Virginia, named financial center manager at American National Bank and Trust Company.

Frozen Casserole Sale
United Methodist Women at Main Street United Methodist Church in South Boston, Virginia, host frozen casserole sale as fundraiser for mission.

Cedartown United Methodist Church Plans Flea Market, Bake Sale
United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church of Cedartown in Cedartown, Georgia, host flea market and bake sale to raise money for local mission organizations.

Belin Memorial UMC Will Host Human Trafficking Awareness Event
United Methodist Women team up with United Methodist Men to host “Red Light: An Effort to STOP Human Trafficking” at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

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About Tara Barnes

editor of response, the magazine of United Methodist Women.
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