The United Methodist Women met on June 9 with 20 members present. President Penny Belden welcomed everyone back to in-person meetings after the long covid hiatus, then led us in the reading of the UMW Purpose and Mission Statement. Tressa Tuck led a devotion from The Upper Room.
Since they last met, our local unit has donated to UMCOR, Meals on Wheels, Bethlehem Center, Henderson Settlement, Miriam's Promise, Bridges, Nashville Rescue Mission, Room in the Inn, and GraceWorks ministries.
Despite covid, the UMW sent out 80 cards and well wishes in 2020 and 40 in 2021 so far.
Our reading coordinator, Bobbi Toombs, presented the new books purchased for this year. Each member needs to read five to qualify for Gold Star Unit status in the reading program.
Tressa Tuck and Barbara Belden gave a short program about our light shining and not forgetting to use that light to share with others. We then sang “This Little Light of Mine.”
The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 14, at 10:30am in the Fellowship Hall and will be hosted by Sandy Green.