On February 12, 24 members of the United Methodist Women met and President Penny Belden led us in the reading of the UMW Purpose and Mission Statement. Tressa Tuck led a devotion on Joshua 4:9: one man from each of the twelve tribes carried a stone through the river as a memorial to the ark carried across th eheld back Jordan River. Many traditions and church rituals are still carried on today in the church.
Patsy Elliott read “A Call to Prayer and Self Denial”: women feel God in prayer and the Kingdom calls us as we live in our communities and as others see us.
Bobbi Toombs recommended the books Tillie and the Crazy Eights and What Comes in the Dust? She now has books sorted on the bookshelf and a notebook showing books in each category.
Our UMW will volunteer at GraceWorks Ministries on February 27. We will donate to the District UMW “Rise for Hunger” in June and provide funds for a scholarship to Cedar Crest Camp for a Nolensville First child or youth.
Kate Howard was presented with a pin recognizing her service as Chair of the District UMW meeting held in here last September 28.
Farron Light presented how the anti-apartheid movement lit candles to “let their light shine.” In 2 Corinthians, God said “let your light shine out of the darkness so that your light will shine in your heart to give us light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” Farron also distributed a handout with fascinating facts about the twelve Disciples.
The members adjourned for lunch at Campo Azul.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, March 11, at 10:30am in the Fellowship Hall.