United Methodist Women

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The current president of BFUMC’s United Methodist Women is Vickie Failor.

Morning Circles

The morning circle will meet on September 19, 2017 in the Quilters Room.

Shalom Circle

The Shalom Circle will be attending the Greenville District Annual Meeting at St. Mark United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

World Thank Brunch

The United Methodist Women will have the World Thank brunch on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the Social Hall. We have placed World Thank offering collection boxes on the back table of the sanctuary. All ladies of the church are invited to participate in this. Please watch the bulletins and October newsletter for more details. Last year’s brunch was a lot of fun and we hope everyone will join us again this year.

Prayer Focus

Our prayer focus for September is on the Tacoma Community House in Tacoma, Washington. Founded in 1910, they have served 3,500 individuals with 3,800 program services. For over 100 years they have helped countless individuals to gain the skills they need to transition out of poverty and find personal and professional success. Their most recent rating is a 4.7 of a possible 5 stars.
Due to all they can offer, they have become known as the “one stop shop.” Their four core programs are education (read to me youth program, tutoring, and English as a second language), employment (find, train, apply, maintain), immigration (assist with immigration process and renewing permanent residency cards), advocacy (helping crime victims navigate the court system). Their mission statement reads “Tacoma Community House creates opportunities for immigrants and other community members in the region through comprehensive services focused on self-sufficiency, inclusion, and advocacy.”
Birthday cards will be sent to missionaries Ruth Williamson in North Carolina and Judi Day in Oregon.

Upcoming District and conference events

Greenville District Annual Meeting – September 16th – St. Mark UMC, Taylors, SC

Annual meeting of SC UMW – October 27-28th – Union UMC, Columbia, SC

Please watch the newsletter for more details on these events.

Trustee Committee Meeting

The trustee committee will meet on September 13th at 6:00 P.M. in the Ruth Bible class.

Nursery Workers Needed

We are in need of volunteers to work in the nursery during church service on Sunday morning. If you would like to help, please contact Vickie Failor at 294-9755. All that is necessary is for you to complete the Safe Sanctuary paperwork.

Furnace Fund

The church trustees and administrative council has approved a special fund be established for the purchase of an new heating system for the Sanctuary. We have a quote of almost $20,000.00 to replace the existing system. If you would like to make a special donation for purchase of a new heating system, you may do so, by placing your donation in the offering plate and designating it as Furnace fund. If you have any questions, you may call the church office.

Fall Festival

The church will have a Fall Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 1 PM until 3 PM. We need volunteers to help with the festival. We will be taking donations of non-chocolate candy, small trinket type toys to be used as prizes at the games. We would love to have an inflatable item at the festival. If you have connections with a company that rents inflatables, please contact the church office and give Debbie the information, so the festival committee can contact them and look into getting one. The approximate cost for an inflatable is around $200-$25hh0. If you have any ideas or would like to volunteer to help at the festival please contact Debbie at the church office or you can contact Vickie Failor.

Fall Festival Committee Meeting 

The Fall Festival Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:30 P.M.

2018 Church Calendar Workshop 

We are starting to plan our church calendar for 2018. Would each committee please get a list of their events/meetings to Terri McCloud or Vickie Failor, so they can start working on the calendar.

We will have a workshop on Saturday, October 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the church social hall for us to discuss the church events and work on the calendar.

We did this for this year, and seemed to work well, so we would like to do it again and have the calendar ready to go out with the January 2018 newsletter.

Administrative Council Meeting 

There will be a special called Administrative Council Meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. in the Ruth Bible Class. All members of the council need to be present for this meeting. The purpose of this meeting to complete paperwork for the Charge Conference.

Charge Conference 

Our charge conference will be on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at New Saint Luke UMC in Travelers Rest. All members of the church are invited to attend. All leaders need to attend .