“I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me..” 

                              (Phillipians 4:13 World English Bible)

 

Bethel United Methodist Women is a supportive, inclusive Christian membership organization where women can grow spiritually, develop as leaders and serve and work to create a world in which all women, children, and youth thrive.  Bethel has 6 Circles which meet at various times throughout the year, each one with a different mission emphasis for the year, along with combined missions as a Unit.

There are two general meetings a year, along with regularly scheduled Board Meetings involving all Circles.  Our fundraisers include: Bake Sale-Frozen Feast-Vendor Party and Lunches after church.

Our members nurture one another in community and support local, conference, and global mission projects to improve the lives of women, children, and youth around the world.

Current Officers     

Co-Presidents 

Jan Fleming and Maureen King

Planning Team

Debbie Locke and Sheila Worley

Treasurer

Nancy Romano

                                                                 

Circle 1

Meets 2nd Tuesday

6:30 PM

Feb/Apr/Aug/Oct/Dec

Leader:

Debbie Locke

   Debbie@LockeFamily.net

Circle 2

Meets 3rd Tuesday

6:00 PM

Jan/Mar/May/Jun/Sept/Nov

Leaders: 

Peggy Taylor

   dptay1268@att.net

Sheila Worley

   Worley04@charter.net

Circle 3

Meets @ various times

Leader: 

Kristy Stancil

   kstancil13@gmail.com

Circle 4

Meets 2nd Wednesday

10:00 AM

Feb/Apr.Jun/Aug/Oct/Dec

Leaders:

Maureen King

   mmking1979@yahoo.com

Kay Melba

   melbatoast04@yahoo.com

Circle 7

Meets 1st Tuesday

2:00 PM

Mar/Apr/Sept/Oct

Leader: 

Carol Barnette

   barnette22@icloud.com

Circle 8

Meets 2nd Thursday

6:00 PM

Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr/May/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec

Leader: 

Beth Martin

   bethmartin@bellsouth.net

 

Announcements

As each has received a gift, employ it in serving one another, as good managers of the grace of God in its various forms.      1 Peter 4:10 WEB

We are excited to be entering the fall season and the start of a new year for UMW. For those who have never been a member of a Circle, or maybe it’s been awhile since you were an active Circle member, we invite you to look at our different circles…. We have something for everyone!
Being a circle member places you with other women who grow together spiritually and seek ways to give, serve, and bless others. Our missions are local, conference, and global. Our fundraisers give opportunities for all of us to work together for a common goal. Please look at Bethel’s website and check our UMW bulletin board for a list of Circles, meeting times, and leaders. Contact any of us for more information. We would love to have YOU in UMW!
Communication: Please take note of the upcoming events and the calendar on the bulletin board. Along with emails from your leaders, you can also check FB and the UMW bulletin board to keep up with events in our unit, district, and our conference. If there are Circle announcements or information you would like in the newsletter, on the board, or on social media, please let Jan or me know.

Looking ahead, our Annual Meeting is in Greenville, October 25-26, not far for us to travel! Our keynote speaker will be Harriett Jane Olson, National UMW General Secretary and CEO.

UMW FYI: From the beginning United Methodist women’s predecessor organizations: 1. focused on the needs of women, children, and youth; 2. came out of the missionary tradition; 3. always raised their own funds; 4. approached mission in a holistic way, integrating spirituality, study, leadership development, and advocacy; and 5. despite resistance at times, United Methodist Women now has the authority to organize groups in the local church and is the official women’s organization of the United Methodist Church.

UMW FYI:  What We DON’T Fund – Projects and programs that don’t benefit women, children, and youth. Projects and programs that do not comply with the social principles and Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church. Programs administered by organizations that discriminate based on faith, ethnicity, race, or gender.

UPCOMING:

10/1: Circle 7 meets at 2:00 PM in the Builder’s SS room.

10/7: Planning Meeting at 6:00 PM in the church library.

10/8: Circle 1 meets at 6:30 PM contact Debbie Locke for location.

10/9: Circle 4 meets at 10:00 AM in the church library.

10/10: Circle 8 meets at 6:00 PM in the church library.

Serving Him,  Maureen King