Bright Lights (September 2015)

Methodist Church Donates 10,800 Packs of Food to Combat World Hunger
Pam Hayes, president of the United Methodist Women at Nevada Methodist Church in Nevada, Missouri, organized about 75 members of the congregation to pack meals for Stop Hunger Now.

Church Fundraiser Offers Appraisals of Items
United Methodist Women at Grace United Methodist Church in Wilmington, North Carolina, hosts “Antiques on Grace” antiques appraisal fundraiser.

“Personal Growth Day” Examines Poverty, Accentuates Positivity
United Methodist Women at Greensburg United Methodist Church in Greensburg, Indiana, host a Personal Growth Day with the theme “Empowering Women and Children with Bread Baskets and Blessing Baskets.”

Walk for the Homeless
The United Methodist Women of Faith United Methodist Church of Rehoboth, Delaware, host their 9th annual Walk for the Homeless Walk-A-Thon.

Bolan’s 13th Annual Fall Marke
Local United Methodist Women participate in the annual fall market in Bolan, Iowa.

Methodist Women Establish Adopt-A-College-Student Program
United Methodist Women at Sheldon United Methodist Church in Sheldon, Iowa, revive the Adopt-A-College-Student Program, which matches church members with youth of their church who have gone away to college.

It’s As Easy As Pie
Since 2003, United Methodist Women at Lebanon First United Methodist Church in Lebanon, Missouri, has dedicated its autumns to making apple and pecan pies as a fundraiser for mission.

United Methodist Women Collect Supplies, Food
United Methodist Women at Coldwater United Methodist Church in Coldwater, Michigan, recently collected school supplies and food for the Legg Middle School’s Backpack Buddies Program.

Governor Proclaims Sept. 9 “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day”
United Methodist Women at Prairie View United Methodist Church in Smithwick, South Dakota, gathered to celebrate South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proclamation of Sept. 9 as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day all across the state of South Dakota.

Pine River United Methodist Women Make Quilt Show Happen
United Methodist Women at Pine River United Methodist Church work together with church members and friends each fall to bring a free show to the church for the community during Pine River Heritage Days. This year’s theme is “Quilts Rockers and Trunks.”

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About Tara Barnes

editor of response, the magazine of United Methodist Women.
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