Bright Lights (August 2017)

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Local Woman Leads United Methodist Women
Tonya Lanier, devoted member of St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Lexington, North Carolina, serves as president of the Western North Carolina United Methodist Women.

Celebrating 100 Years of Living and Loving
Dorothy “Dot” Simpson, United Methodist Women member at Epworth Methodist Church in Concord, North Carolina, celebrates her 100th birthday.

Local Churches Help Students Get Ready to Return to Class
United Methodist Women of Powell Chapel United Methodist Church in Newnan, Georgia, gives away school supplies every year. The church’s annual Back to School project was following a Career Day-themed worship service.

Hilltop Church Supports Community Through Consignment Sale
United Methodist Women at Hilltop United Methodist Church in Sandy, Utah, host consignment sale for women and children.

Church Group Gears Up for Frozen Casserole Sale
United Methodist Women of Main Street United Methodist Church in South Boston, Virginia, host annual frozen casserole sale.

Powers Recalls the Past at 101
Marjorie Powers, member of United Methodist Women at Kenbridge United Methodist Church in Kenbridge, Virginia, celebrates 101st birthday.

United Methodist Women Donate Blankets to Bonham ISD Head Start
United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church in Bonham, Texas, donate 159 blankets to local Head Start program.

Coach’s Campaign Finally Coming to Fruition at Cunningham Children’s Home
With fundraising help from United Methodist Women, national mission institution Cunningham Children’s Home in Urbana, Illinois, the center’s Education and Recreation Facility moves toward construction.

God’s Closet Serving Many Children
United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Mississippi, provide school uniforms and other clothing in addition to school supplies at to children in need through God’s Closet.

United Methodist Women Create Quilts for Department of Children and Families
United Methodist Women at Neosho Rapids United Methodist Church in Neosho Rapids, Kansas, complete 50 quilts for the Kansas Department of Children and Families.

Designing Women’s Luncheon Combines Decorative Flair, Empowering Messages and Good Causes
United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church in Pensacola, Florida, host designing women luncheon fundraiser.

United Methodist Women’s Fellowship Conventions Lined Up
The Women’s Fellowship of the Zimbabwe United Methodist Church host convention.

Seasons of Fun Luncheon at Christ United Methodist
United Methodist Women at Christ United Methodist Church in East Moline, Illinois, host “Seasons of Fun” luncheon fundraiser.

Barrington United Methodist Women Rummage Sale
United Methodist Women at Barrington United Methodist Church in Barrington, Illinois, to host fall rummage sale fundraiser for mission.

Tommy and Sue Adams Honored by Luthersville UMC
United Methodist Women member honored by Luthersville United Methodist Church in Luthersville, Georgia.

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About Tara Barnes

editor of response, the magazine of United Methodist Women.
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