Bright Lights (April 2018)


UMC Women’s groups from 3 churches join for charity thrift sale
United Methodist Women from three Gainesville, Georgia, area United Methodist churches join forces for a multichurch thrift sale.

A Green Thumb
United Methodist Women member Alene Hamilton is celebrated for her gardening skills, enterprising spirit and community involvement in Gordonville, Missouri.

Mancos pastor to tell about effects of Rosa Sabido’s sanctuary
United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church in Cortez, Colorado, host luncheon to hear from Pastor Craig Paschal from the Mancos United Methodist Church, which has provided sanctuary to Rosa Sabido for nearly a year, who will talk about the effects of a sanctuary church on the community, the church congregation and his ministry.

What’s old is new again at Glenview United Methodist rummage sale
United Methodist Women at Glenview United Methodist Church in Glenville, Illinois, host 55th annual Treasures & Rummage sale, raising more than $12,500 for mission.

Sadie Jarvis is counselor devoted to needs of students
United Methodist Women member Sadie Jarvis in Orangeburg, South Carolina, recognized by the Orangeburg County Community of Character initiative.

Local Retired Teacher Gerry Barber Wins National Award
United Methodist Women member Gerry Barber in Dearbourn County, Indiana, wins  National Retired Teachers’ With Our Youth! Award in recognition for her work with the Dearborn County Retired Teachers’ Pillowcase and Shorts project.

Pine Grove United Methodist Women Focuses on Organization’s Legacy
United Methodist Women at Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Greeneville, Tennessee, host a program on United Methodist Women’s history, legacy and future.

Professional women lauded
United Methodist Women member Barbara Pate in Shelbyville, Tennessee, named Volunteer of the Year.

Trinity hosts 550 for Easter Candy Drop
United Methodist Women at Trinity United Methodist Church in Athens, Tennessee, host a “fly-in breakfast” at McMinn County Airport and volunteered immediately after at the church’s candy drop.

Clothing swap, free new shoes offered 
United Methodist Women at Covenant United Methodist Church in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, host clothing swap and shoe giveaway.

Victor UMC plans Vintage Style Show, Tea Party
United Methodist Women at Victor United Methodist Church in Victor, Iowa, host a fashion show fundraiser for mission.

Methodist centers work to reach underserved
United Methodist Women-supported national mission institutions in Warren and Youngstown, Ohio, are expanding programs to serve their communities.

Boca Grande Methodist Church women distribute $60,000 from Strawberry Festival activities, thrift sale
United Methodist Women at Boca Grande Lighthouse United Methodist Church support local community with fundraiser.

Three Dems vie for two spots in WV House 17
United Methodist Women member Jeanette Rowsey in Pea Ridge, West Virginia, running for West Virginia House of Representatives.

About Tara Barnes

editor of response, the magazine of United Methodist Women.
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