From North East District President, Tracey Richey

Northeast District President, Tracey Richey : 

Dear Northeast District United Methodist Women,   

     I can’t believe it is almost the middle of August.  Where has the time gone?  Today I am praying for much needed rain in northeast Arkansas.  School started yesterday, and I am hoping for a colorful fall.  I hope each of you are doing well and are supporting your local United Methodist

Women Units.   

    The Fall meeting is September 22nd at St Paul UMC Searcy; be sure to read the details and make plans to be there.  The newsletter also contains the proposed  2019 budget,  bylaws

changes and slate of officers.  There is a place for you to serve on the district leadership team. 

Please notice the openings and if you would like to know more, contact Gayle Silberhorn,

nominations chair.   

This will be my last article as president of the Northeast District.  I wanted to thank everyone for

the support given to me while serving the district during the last ten years. I have enjoyed

serving in a variety of offices including nominations, treasurer, vice president and president.  It

has been a wonderful experience and one I would recommend to each of you.  I wish the best

for each unit and each member of United Methodist Women in the Northeast District.   

I know each of you will support the newly elected officers when they begin their term of service

in January.  I look forward to seeing all of you around the district.   

I will leave you with one of my favorite verses; Micah 6:8: 

But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, 
    what God is looking for in men and women. 
It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, 
    be compassionate and loyal in your love, 
And don’t take yourself too seriously— 
    take God seriously. 


With gratitude and warm regards,  

I am sincerely yours,  

Tracey Ritchey

St. Paul United Methodist Women's 2017 Calendar of Events

Date                      Program Leader                            Location                                                    Hostess

Feb.15               Martha Crigger                          Church Parlor                                           Judy Haile

March 15            Judy Hart                                  Church Parlor                                              Judy Hart

April 19,  9:30  Mary Kay, " War Room"    Movie Theater,  Rose Gay & Martha Crigger-lite lunch

May 17,   Beth Bullard, "Unlock the Voice"  Church Parlor,                            Becky Gross

June 21, Christine Walker, "Foster Children's Needs" Hospitality Room,    Ethel Latta

July 19, Bobbie Cumbie "Play Day" Red Apple Inn, Heber Springs...   Hazel Dickey

August 16,        ???   

Sept. 20,  Becky Gross,                    ??                                                       

Oct. 18,               ??                          149 Mary Irene Ln.               Lunch in home of Linda Browers

Nov. 15, Wed. ....... Thanksgiving Dinner.....5:00 p.m. Sanctuary................. All UMW Volunteers

Dec. 9, Saturday..."All St. Paul Ladies Brunch"....Hospitality Room............... UMW Volunteers

SPECIAL UMW FUND RAISING ...AND OTHER EVENTS:                                                                                

November 15th, Wednesday Thanksgiving Dinner at 5:00 p.m.

August16th, Wednesday....Back to School...Spaghetti Supper... 5:00 p.m.........Sanctuary

July 9, Sunday NOON... "Summer Celebration" Church Wide Potluck... UMW hosting

NE District Meeting: April 8, Saturday, Spring-Day-Apart,  Heber Springs, Preregistration needed, please call Martha Crigger.

UMW Evening Circle, 6:00 p.m., 3rd Thursday in Hospitality Room

Theresa Hurley in the Leader

They are studying a book on the 10 Commandments.  Due to illness and medical issues their group has not met since October 2016. 

Their NEXT Meeting is scheduled for TUESDAY, APRIL 18th in the HOSPITALITY ROOM at 6:00 p.m.   This is the first Tuesday after Easter Sunday.  Please mark your calendars NOW. All women of St. Paul are invited to come and share this experience. 

Posted by:  Mary Kay James, UMW Communications


St. Paul United Methodist Women "DAY CIRCLE" Information: 2-20-2017

Hello Ladies of St. Paul, 

The new officers for the United Methodist Women's  DAY CIRCLE, that meets at 10:00 a.m. in the PARLOR or the HOSPITALITY ROOM every 3rd Wednesday have been announced and here they are: 

President, Anne Dixon

Vice-President, Beth Bullard

Secretary, Hazel Dickey

Treasurer, Vernell Berry

Spiritual Growth Coordinator, Rose Gay

Social Action Coordinator, Ethel Latta

Mission, Education and Interpretation, Bobbie Cumbie

Membership, Nurture and Outreach, Mary Ann Brown

Program Resource Secretary, Becky Gross

Communications, Mary Kay James

Nominations, Martha Stephenson.

Please mark your calendars now for 10:00 a.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  We will meet in the Hospitality Room or the Parlor unless we meet in someone's home, so stay tuned to this blog so you will know where we will be gathering. 

There were 14 of us who met on Wednesday, February 15th, in the Parlor.  Judy Haile prepared cookies, chocolate covered strawberries and coffee for us.  President, Anne Dixon presided with announcements and upcoming events and distributed the new officers list to all present.  Anne also read from the January 2017 Hope cottage Newsletter which introduced the new Child Advocate, Heather.  Some of the ideas Heather is working on include a small garden , bowling, swimming, movies, crafting, support group, back yard camping, cooking classes and several hand made sensory items for our kid's room.   Our Day Circle has supported HOPE COTTAGE in the past and we plan to continue to support them.   In 2016 Hope Cottage assisted 76 women and 62 children fleeing from Domestic Violence.  Their Hotline is 501-278-4673. 

The HOPE RESTORED resale shop on 1211 East Race St. in Searcy is looking for volunteers.  They are open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  you may call 501-368-9722.  You may also drop off gently used clothing, household goods, dishes, lamps, sheets, etc. for resale.   On Senior Citizen's Day, the 15th of each month, Senior Citizens receive 30% off their entire purchase.   

Rose Gay presented our devotional on "God's Love and John 3:16" andhanded everyone a chocolate red rose. 

The United Methodist women from our NE District will meet for the "Spring Day Apart" on Saturday, April 8th, in Heber Springs. 

Martha Crigger presented our program on the  Global Mission that Methodist Women support and stated that as a community of women we are able to undergird more ministries together that we could ever support alone.  Our goal for 2017 is to raise $750.00 to send to our district.  This money helps to build hospitals, schools, libraries nationally and internationally.  She further stated," Every mission dollar has a story and Lord, help us in our daily living to Live simply, so that others may simply live."   Money was collected at that time.  I do not have a total amount at this time. 

We all recited the official mission statement of United Methodist Women:

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.

Our next meeting will be MARCH 6th at 10:00 a.m. with Judy Hart doing the refreshments and presenting our program.  All women who worship at St. Paul UMC are invited to attend and participate in this DAY CIRCLE of women. 

More information as to "what's happening" at St. Paul UMC....... if you will email me your information and concerns, we can post them here. 

THANK YOU FOR READING ALL THE WAY TO THIS SPOT!.....Hey,  Comments are ALLOWED.     Please click on comments and post.   :)))   mkj

Mary Kay James, UMW Communications.