Virtual Mission U

Holston Conference United Methodist Women

July 23-24, 2021

So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without [God’s] unfolding grace. [...] There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18, The Message (MSG)

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Summer for Learning. Summer for Kindness.

As United Methodist Women we are called to service and mission.  At First-Centenary we have many opportunities to step forward.  For the next few weeks we will feature ways to serve and learn.  Your challenge Is to hear how God calls to you to make a difference. This week we feature Mustard Tree Ministries.Mustard Tree has several ongoing ministries.  Each has a need for your help.
East Lake Outreach on Thursdays- Mustard Tree urgently needs people to help put together the sack lunches that we take into the East Lake projects on Thursday evenings.   Come to the Oak Street Center kitchen at 2:30 on Thursday to help.  We put together 250 lunches.

Saturday Market- We could use folks to help us man our booth at the St. Albans market in Hixson.  
We sell soap and will be selling produce when it starts coming in. Saturdays from 9:30 to 12:30. Contact Barry Kidwell 423 713 6379 to volunteer.

Sunday Evening Worship and Meal- Donations and volunteers are needed for the Sunday evening meal and worship service. As an individual you can donate money or food items.  If you are a part of a small group consider asking the group to gather and donate.  These are the items needed each week: Bread, sandwich meats, sliced cheese, chips, fruit cups, and snack cakes such as Little Debbies or Hostess.  Sacks and condiments for sandwiches are supplied. Label food items “Sunday night meals” and leave in the kitchen or refrigerator in the Oak Street Center.  Contact Cindy Ruff 423 756 2021

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.
Members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.
United Methodist Women and The United Methodist Church's principles and values include:
  • Promoting the empowerment of women, children and youth.
  • Promoting anti-racism and multiculturalism.
  • Promoting inclusion and equity.
  • Promoting fair labor practices.
  • Promoting economic and environmental stewardship and sustainability.

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What is United Methodist Women?

United Methodist Women is a faith-based membership organization of laywomen within
The United Methodist Church. We are organized for mission and our members are
committed to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ in community with other women and
building the lives of women, children and youth. United Methodist Women has been in
mission for 150 years.

What is the vision?

United Methodist Women is turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women,
children and youth in the world.

Who is a member?

Any woman who wants to belong to and participate in the global mission of the church
through United Methodist Women and who commits herself to the purpose can
become a member of United Methodist Women.

What is the purpose?

The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose
purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus
Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission
through participation in the global ministries of the church.