“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 4 Circles who 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     

Jan Fleming / President(864) 921-2354

Linda Seyler / Vice President 

Debbie Locke / Secretary

Lisa Benfield / Treasurer

                                                                 

Circle 1

Leader:  Debbie Locke

Time:  2nd Tuesday at 6:30 pm

Months:  Feb, Apr, Aug, Oct, Dec

Circle 4

Leaders:  Maureen King/ Kay Melba

Time:  2nd Wednesday at 10:00 am

Place:  Church Library

Months:  Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec

Circle 7

Leader:  Carol Barnette

Time:  1st Tuesday at 2:00 pm

Place:  Builder’s Class

Months:  Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct

Circle 8

Leader:  Linda Seyler

Time:  2nd Tuesday at 6:30 pm

Months:  Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Announcements

There will be a new fundraiser called “Easter Sides” which will consist of various delicious casseroles..  Orders will be taken beginning March 17 and the order deadline is April 7.  Pick-up day will be Palm Sunday, April 14, which is when money will be due. Choices of dishes will be hash brown casserole, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, pineapple casserole, and pound cake for a dessert.

The spring UMW dinner will be Tuesday, March 26 at 5:30.  The speaker will be Nannie Jeffries, Director of Angels Charge Ministry. Please RSVP to Lisa by March 19.

The Bethel UMW Unit Wide Project runs from January to June 1, 2019.  We are supporting Heifer International, an organization that works to turn hunger into hope.  Heifer International is a non-profit that accepts donations to provide families in less-developed countries with farm animals.  These families can be lifted out of poverty simply by owning an animal that can provide food or materials such as wool that they can use and sell to others. The animals that the families receive are mated the following year to provide offspring that must be shared with another family in the community.

We may choose the type and number of animals we wish to purchase.  Animals include chicks, honey bees, sheep, goats, cows, rabbits, llamas, and water buffalo. What our unit purchases will be determined partly by how much we collect and partly by the UMW board.

We will collect for this international mission through June 1.  Please see your circle leader for details or contact Linda Seyler.  For more information on Heifer International, see www.heifer.org