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August,

2012

THE CALL
TENNESSEE CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
A Quarterly Newsletter

Inside this issue:

Editors Report

Presidents Message

It was great to put faces to names at the School of Christian Mission in Murfreesboro. I thank God that He blessed us with thinking quick on our feet. The rains came, Murfreesboro First got wet and the event was moved to St. Marks with hardly a hitch. Thanks to Murfreesboro First and St. Marks for their cooperation and I know Caroline and Joyce were blessed by the spirit of cooperation. I will have pictures online soon! Please be patient as I work to have this newsletter easy to open!! Let me say, if you have articles for the paper, please contact me. tnumw@tnumc.com
F R O M J O Y L E W T E R

Events

Nominations

Budget Proposal

The Presidents Message


Women in the News

Brochures

One day while votes were being computer counted the by Joy Lewter delegations watched a UMW video that was narrated by our Presidents Message own Kathy Booker. I saw a lot of As some of you know, because of UMW ofKicers I had been with at other UMW meetings. I was very my short time at the Christian Education Event, I have been to happy to see UMW members taking leadership roles in Lake Junalaska, NC to the UMC general church activities. Bishop SEJ meeting. At this meeting I worshipped, fellowshipped, and Bill McAlilly from Mississippi worked to elect 5 Bishops for the will be our new bishop to begin in September. He is such as nice Southeast conferences. It was man, think we will enjoy his such an interesting and spirit leadership and I look forward to felted time for me. working with him. His family is also very friendly. The newly elected National UMW Board of Directors, newly selected UMW Program Council, and UMW staff came to Scarritt Bennett on August 18 for an organizational meeting. I hope you heard from your district

presidents about a dinner on August 20 called Chew and Chat. Everyone was invited. The Tennessee Conference UMW provided hospitality. The executive team is working hard on our next two events. I hope you are planning to come to the spiritual Life Retreat on September 7-9 (registration on the TN UMW website) and to the Annual Meeting Oct 20 in Lebanon. Both events will be wonderful and I know you will enjoy seeing again and being part of faith, hope, and love in action. See you there!!! **Because this issue will lead up to the annual meeting in October, Joys :inal message is included here. (note from the editor)
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GOD HAS PLANS FOR US


How quick can 4 years go??? It seems like only yesterday that I was installed as your president, but now it is >me to change leadership. This is always a good thing for an organiza>on because new ideas and new passions will evolve and that is a good thing. I am excited about the new slate of ocers and the new possibility for their years of leadership. Being your president has given me so many ways to grow as a person. I have been given leadership training that I hope helped me be a beFer leader for you and it will carry over into other leadership roles in my church as well. I have been given opportuni>es to travel to mee>ngs in places I would not have dreamed of going. It has given me opportuni>es to meet people from around the world and who would have thought a girl from Chapel Hill, TN would

Joy deep in thought-maybe?

ever meet and talked to women from Kenya. It has stretched my thinking and comfort zone. I have passions now that I would not have thought I cared about a few years ago. But I must say that the thing I most cherish from my >me as your leader has been the friendships I have developed with all of you. You have laughed with me and not at me when I have done some stupid things. You have cried with me when my life has not gone like I wanted it to and liKed me up in prayer. I will never forget these friendships. Please! Please! Please! When you are asked to serve in a UMW oce say Yes! It is a work, but the rewards certainly out way the work. Our last >me together will be at our 2012 Annual Mee>ng at Lebanon First on October 20, 2012. The forms for registra>on are in this CALL and on line at the UMW website and the UMC conference calendar. This will be an exci>ng mee>ng because our new bishop, Bishop William McAllily will be with us. Our program has been carefully planned around one of the UMW issues, domes>c violence. We will again celebrate your accomplishment in an entertaining way. (Have you sent your reports in?) I think I have heard in a whisper that we will be walking. I hope that means that our programs theme will be walking and not that this out-of-shape president will be walking. Our mission for this mee>ng will be Bethlehem Center. Bring childrens warm coats, caps, scarves, gloves, and also an oering. Please bring an oering from you unit and also a personal one if possible. We will learn about the center in a short video but for now let me tell you that for $1.67 you can pay for a hot lunch for a senior or $33.40 will pay for 5 lunches a week for a month. Twenty-four dollars will provide a child with an early childhood educa>on for a week and for $150 your unit could sponsor a youth for a month with an aKer school program or summer program. I encourage you to bring a check or cash from your purse and a check from your unit. This is a passion of mine because I have seen the programs in ac>on and talked to people who have beneted from our money. Again let us Thinking about Bethlehem Center put faith, hope, and love into ac>on for Bethlehem Center, the only UMW mission ins>tu>on in the Tennessee Conference. I want to thank you again for allowing me to be your president. Although leadership is over, my work with United Methodist Women is not. I look forward to seeing what God has planned for us. I remember the scripture from Jeremiah that tells us For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. God has made us a promise not only to be with us, but bring new plans, hopeful plans for a prosper future, to us as individuals, to the United Methodist Church, and to United Methodist Women. Let us go out and nd what God has planned for us. May Gods blessing con>nue to pour on you!! DATES TO REMEMBER: SPIRITUAL LIFE RETREAT AT BEERSHEBA SPRINGS ASSEMBLY GROUNDS SEPT. 7-9 CONFERENCE ANNUAL MEETING AT LEBANON FIRST OCT. 13-20

Bishop-elect McAlilly comes from the MS Conference UMC and is currently District Superintendent of the Seashore District. A small portion of his bio reads: He leads the heart of the church into the heart of mission as evidenced by his call to the MS GulfCoast and in forming a partnership between Seashore District and the Methodist Church of Nicaragua,now a mission emphasis of the Mississippi Conference. He serves as a member of the HolyConferencing Task Force leading toward General Conference 2012 and was a contributor to the book,The Gift of Unity, edited by Bishop Scott Jones.

A "Service of Welcome" is scheduled for September 23 at 3:00 pm at Murfreesboro 1st UMC. The Committee on Episcopacy and the Extended Cabinet offer a special invitation to the TN Conference and friends to "A Service of Welcome for Bishop Bill McAlilly." Reception to follow immediately after the worship service.

Tennessee Conference UMW Annual Mee>ng Walking With Wholeness In Gods Healing Tennessee Conference United Methodist Women will gather for our annual mee>ng on October 20, 2012 at Lebanon First United Methodist Church. This year our program books have reected walking with wholeness. As I have contemplated a theme for our annual mee>ng I have been drawn to the theme of healing. Perhaps it is my stage of life, but the theme has punctuated the year. Everywhere I turn I nd people in need of Gods healing touch. Following this theme I have imagined how we as a conference can be a source of help. There are >mes we need healing that only God can give. Whether it is emo>onal, spiritual or physical healing we know the source of all healing is our God who loves and cares for us. But God calls each of us to respond to the hurts of this world. As a body of United Methodist Women we can make a dierence. We can be a healing presence in our world. At this mee>ng we will have an opportunity to share prayer concerns and to take another concern home to oer to God in prayer. Domes>c violence and the church has been an emphasis of Womens Division for the past few years. I applaud the many units who have opened the dialog of healing exploring how the church can respond to domes>c violence within our walls. Kathy Walsh, Execu>ve Director of the Tennessee Coali>on to end domes>c and sexual violence, will be our guest speaker. Kathy will share with us vital informa>on about domes>c violence in Tennessee. Bethlehem Center will share a video presenta>on and a special guest will speak to us about the impact of this wonderful ministry within the Tennessee Conference. We will collect warm clothing for the children of Bethlehem Center. Bring your jackets, hats, gloves and scarfs to warm liFle bodies and share Gods loving care. This years oering has been designated to go to Bethlehem Center.

Lebanon First United Methodist Women have been busy preparing a wonderful welcome for you. Make plans to come to the annual mee>ng. Put this date on your calendar and respond to this invita>on. We will learn, celebrate, worship, remember and dream. Our Bishop Bill McAlilly will be with us to bring his support and encouragement. We will conduct the business of the year with elec>on of new ocers and proposed changes to our accepted policies. Most of all we will gather in Chris>an fellowship and love. We cannot have this fellowship and share this love without being present. See you in October! Robbie Hooper, Vice President Tennessee Conference United Methodist Women Proposed changes to accepted policies:

Accepted Policies Tennessee Conference United Methodist Women


(AddiNon) I. Elec>on and Appointments D. Other Conference CommiFees 3. CommiFee on Language Ministries a. There may be Language Coordinators appointed by the Conference President with the approval of the execu>ve commiFee. b. This CommiFee will nurture rela>onships and develop educa>onal and programming opportuni>es to reach out to women within the conference whose language is other than English. (Change) IV. Financial Policies 4. Mission Educa>on Event Expenses i. Honoraria for sta shall be: (1) Pianist $75 $75 $150 $150 $200 Change to $250 Change to $150 Change to $150

(2) Music Director

(3) If person serves in both capaci>es (4) Teachers

(5) Book allowance for teachers (6) Child/Youth Workers

$50.

Change to $50 Per day

HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION TO COMMEMORATE SCARRITT COLLEGE

Saturday, September 1, 2012 Dedication: 10:00 - 10:30 am Worship Service: 9:00 am Open to the public It will take place in front of Wightman Chapel on the grounds of Scarritt-Bennett Center at 1008 19th Ave. S. The ceremony will include a

REGISTRATION FOR 2012 ANNUAL MEETING


Cumberland District Lebanon First United Methodist Church 415 W. Main Street Lebanon, TN 37087

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Registration 9:00 to 9:25 a.m. (Must mail prior to October 12, 2012)

(Copy and Distribute In local units)

Name__________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________ City/State________________________________________Zip____________ Phone Number_____________________E-Mail________________________ District________________________Church___________________________ Are you a VOTING DELEGATE? ( ) Yes ( ) No Are you a District Officer/Office held?_________________________________ CHILD CARE NEEDED? ( ) Yes ( ) No Names and ages of Children attending _______________________________________ _______________________________________ Will you bring a unit display? ( ) Yes ( ) No I am enclosing: ( ) $15.Registration Fee ( ) $10.00 for Child needing child care Total____________________ ATTENTION ATTENTION PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE WILL BE GUARANTEED A PROGRAM BOOK AND LUNCH WALK INS MAY NOT!!!!!

Make checks payable to: Tennessee Conference UMW Mail checks to: Eileen Horton 366 Duckbranch Rd. Fayetteville, TN 37334

SPECIAL PROJECT LOVE OFFERING WILL GO TO BETHLEHEM CENTER -ANDWE WILL BE COLLECTING CAPS, GLOVES, SCARVES, JACKETS, ETC. for the children at Bethlehem Center

TENNESSEE CONFERENCE UMW NOMINATIONS


PRESIDENT
Margaret Fisher, Clarksville District 1558 Barrett Dr., Clarksville, TN 37043 (931) 338-5537 mboyd@clarksville.net

2013

SECRETARY
Eva Byard, Clarksville District 2467 Antioch Church Rd., Clarksville, TN 37040 (931) 552-9138

SPIRITUAL GROWTH COORDINATOR


Vivian Martin, Nashville District 121 Aarons Cress Blvd., Hermitage, TN 37076 (615) 414-4581 vivmartin48@gmail.com

EDUCATION & INTERPRETATION COORDINATOR


Beverly Duke, Pulaski District 240 Raven Bluff Rd, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 (931)762-4342 beverlyduke@charter.net

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS
CHAIR, COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS Aquilla Lillard Columbia District 6700 Arno Allisona Rd., College Grove, TN 37046 (615) 368-7268 MEMBER Donna Dilts, Cookeville District P.O. Box 223, Crossville, TN 38557

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TENNESSEE CONFERENCE UMW OFFICERS 2013


PRESIDENT V. PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER COMMUNICATIONS C, EDUCATION & INTERPRETATION C, MEMBERSHIP-NURTURE-OUTREACH C, SPIRITUAL GROWTH C, SOCIAL ACTION SECY, PROGRAM RESOURCES C, NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS Class of 2013: FERRIS CHRISTIAN Class of 2014: Ester Sims *MARGARET FISHER ROBBIE HOOPER *EVA BYARD EILEEN HORTON MARY T. NEWMAN *BEVERLY DUKE LOIS AZAR *VIVIAN MARTIN BRENDA CLARK CHARLENE RICHARDSON *AQUILLA LILLARD

KAY PAGE

Dixie Waters Diane Bennett

Class of 2015: Rachel Pace Geraldine Heath Class of 2016: Donna Dilts *2013 Nominee All others are continuing in office CHARTER FOR RACIAL JUSTICE MARGARET FISHER, CHAIR BRENDA CLARK (AS SOCIAL ACTION COORDINATOR) *AQUILLA LILLARD (AS CHAIR, COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS) CLAUDIA SULLIVAN (DISTRICT PRESIDENT) *MARY T. NEWMAN (MEMBER OF EX. TEAM) CAROLINE MARTIN AT-LARGE *DEVONA DUNN AT-LARGE Class of 2013 Class of 2014

INCOME: District Pledge to Conference Clarksville District Columbia District Cookeville District Cumberland District Murfreesboro District Nashville District Pulaski District Total Pledges Leap of Faith TOTAL INCOME EXPENSES: Leadership Training Event Audit/Review The Call Christian Mission Event Church Women United Conference Annual Meeting Conference Directory District A&MD Executive Meetings & Travel General Expenses & Miscellaneous Social Action Event/ Intergenerational Event Conference Hands-on Mission Jurisdictional Meeting/Assembly South Atlantic Regional School Southeastern Jurisdiction A&MD Training for District Ofcers Service Center Mailing Handbooks New & Reactivated Units National Seminar

2012

2013

A&MD

35,000 15,000 20,500 27,500 29,000 45,000 15,500 187,500 21,843 209,343

30,000 16,000 20,500 31,625 29,000 45,000 15,500 187,625 22,348 209,973

6,685 3,125 3,268 3,550 3,100 3,470 3,575 26,773

0 2,000 3,500 30,000 100 2,200 800 26,143 3,500 1,500

1,500 2,000 3,500 35,000 100 3,200 800 26,773 3,500 1,500

1,000

1,000

600 2,100 10,000 1,200 3,500 700 0 300 200

600 2,100 0 1,200 3,500 700 2,500 300 200

Conference Pledge to Womens Division TOTAL EXPENSES

120,000

120,000

209,343

209,973

The Bible is full of passages about the power of prayer, the value of prayer, of prayer without ceasing. As we travel through the year, let us carry with us the power of prayer, calling upon our great and almighty God to hear our prayers. Around the world we have women standing in the gap, se=ng standards, leading a cause, mothering, teaching and learning. I know there are young adult women who want and need prayer. There are adult and older adult women who can share their wisdom and mentor our children and youth. From Jason Brock, Director of Mercy, Mission and Justice, TN Conference:

Cherie White, GBGM Missionary to Mexico, is available to speak at Worship, Sunday School, and special gatherings through Dec. 9. Please pass this information to the various district and local church UMW Presidents who might enjoy hosting Cherie. They can contact her directly at velwhite@gmail.com or her fathers home where she is staying (615) 333-2144.
As some of you know, I (Mary T) work with Native American Ministries on the conference level and more. One of our guests at our 11th annual event, Native Moccasins Rock, was a United Methodist Woman. Meet Commissioner of Veteran Affairs for the state of Tennessee. Commissioner Many Bears Grinder attends Rehoboth UMC in the Cumberland District. She was gracious to come and talk to the youth who were attending our week end event. Sharing from her heart about her passion of service to our country was a thought provoking time for the youth. A project for the youth was stufng turtleswith prayer pockets. They will be sent to our wounded warriors. So a shout out to our Woman in the News

Celebrating Labor Day Iconic image of Rosie the Riveter, but with the words 'Don't Call me Rosie. Or Else!' above her head.
Labor Day, the rst Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and wellbeing of our country. It started in 1882. **But lets have a shout out to the Rosie in us! The magazine cover exemplied the American can-do spirit and illustrated the notion of women working in previously maledominated manufacturing jobs, an ever-growing reality, to help the United States ght the war while the men fought over seas.

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