VOL. 20 NO. 3 North Georgia Conference United Methodist Women WINTER 2010
SOCIAL ACTION EVENT—DON’T MISS IT ! ! ! ! !
By Wait! ...for Advocacy! Come hear Pamela Perkins of Interfaith Children’s
Patricia Bell How Can We? Movement an advocate for children’s rights as she
provides more information on Human Trafficking of
Trinity United Church children. She is a member of Central United Method-
will host the North Georgia Confer- ist Church in Atlanta. She has spoken at various UMW
ence Social Action Event on March 5, 2011. It is at functions this past year on Human Trafficking. She
this time that we will delve into Human Traffick- has a wealth of information on children’s issues. For
ing, Domestic Violence and Immigration Rights. more information on Pamela and these issues you may
These are those topics that I wanted to avoid since contact her at 770-498-2141 or gain information at
taking office 4 years ago. Yet, here we are. They firstname.lastname@example.org.
are in the news as headlines around Atlanta and the Wait! We will also hear from Leanne Rubenstein
world. Does it make sense to cover them? Of from Refugee Resettlements Immigration Services
course it does. Do I want to do it? No, but these (RISSA) of Atlanta at 404-622-2235 X243 or for more
are issues that have plagued the nation and our information on RRISA at email@example.com . How do we
communities. Recently, a little girl was reported determine that the problem is international and not lo-
sold by her mother into trafficking to a known child cal? How do we bridge the gap? How can we say that
predator. Is it domestic violence or human traffick- the problem is for those people and not about me?
ing? Right now they are inseparable. Was the What are the issues? Who are they? What informa-
mother a citizen of the United States or an immi- tion do I need to be an informed citizen?
grant? Wait! Where do we draw the line? Does it Wait!! “Domestic Violence—is the problem that only
matter? NO!! She sold her daughter. happens behind closed doors and
Continued on page 3
Annual Meeting: Celebrating the Past -- Anticipating the Future
By Sue Raymond the blessing of the birthing kits by
NGC UMW AMRY District Superintendent Jim From the President 2
Vice President Cantrell. The worship service was
The evaluations from enhanced by the participation of the 2011 Calendar 4
the 2010 NGC UMW District Superintendents in the com-
munion service and the beautiful
Local Unit in Action 5
Annual Meeting said it
all….warmth of fellowship, gracious- music provided by the host choir Mission Today Requirements 7
ness of host church, inspirational and soloist, Deborah Teske.
speaker, and celebration of “Faith, Most of the evaluations listed the Doris Paul Award Recipients 8
Hope, Love….in Action!” The United speaker, Cathy Lee Phillips, as the
Annual Meeting Pictures 9
Methodist Women who gathered at most meaningful part of the day,
Jonesboro First UMC on October 2, with many mentioning that what List of Teachers for Mission Studies 10
2010 were blessed by the worship they took away from the meeting
was “GOYA”….Get Over Yourself Global Health Action 11
service and the sharing of their ac-
complishments in 2010. Already!” Cathy not only enter- Social Action Registration Form 12
Even some of the prayers spoken tained with her humor, but also in-
in worship were listed as high spired and challenged those gath- Spiritual Growth Registration Form 13
points of the day, as attendees ered with her insights.
We celebrated the contributions Conference Breakfast Form 14
mentioned the graciousness of the
opening prayer by host pastor Dr. of the districts as they shared what Annual Meeting Registration Form 15
George Freeman and the warmth of they had accomplished during 2010
Continued on page 6
2 The Reflector
FROM THE PRESIDENT—REJOICE!
By Deloris Carhee Methodist Church on October 2nd was Studies, supporting our Mission
NGC UMW evidence of the blessings we have ex- Institutions and Missionaries, in-
President perienced all year. The women creasing our membership and shar-
As I write this article, we brought over 4000 completed birthing ing the history of United Methodist
are waiting with joyful kits to the meeting and we collected Women. Let’s rejoice God will be
hearts in expectation for the birth of $1,621.00 to buy items for more kits to with us!
Jesus Christ. We celebrate with praise go to women around the world with A special thanks to the Pastors
and thanksgiving for the hope, peace, complications from unsanitary deliver- and local units who hosted our
joy and love Jesus (Emmanuel) brings ies. The United Methodist Women lo- events and meetings at your
at Christmas time. The coming of Em- cal units are continuing to do hands on churches. Thanks to the United
manuel means God is with us all the projects like the birthing kits and Methodist Women for living out
time. We stand in awe of what Christ health kits for UMCOR. Let’s rejoice our PURPOSE and to the North
means to the world and rejoice because God was with us. Georgia Conference for your
God is with us in our life experiences. I am excited and waiting in expecta- prayers and support.
Serving with the women in North tion to see where God will guide the Rejoice! God is with us. Let us
Georgia has been a rewarding experi- United Methodist Women in the New continue to celebrate the joy of this
ence in my life. I rejoice every time I Year. Our theme is “Guide our Feet season through out the New Year.
think of God working through the into the Path of Peace.” Luke
United Methodist Women to do ex- 1:79. We cannot slumber; we still Blessings and Peace,
traordinary work to help a multitude of have much work to do. We invite you Deloris
people. to join us on the journey of peace; with
I can truly say God was with us this issues relating to Social Action Rejoice in the Lord always. I will
year when we stepped out on faith, to (Domestic Violence, Human Traffick- say it again. Rejoice! The Peace of
give hope and put love in action to ing and Immigration Rights), deepen- God which transcends all under-
meet the needs for God’s people. We ing our relationship with God through standing, will guard your hearts
were pleasantly surprised and thankful Spiritual Growth, mentoring young and your minds in Christ Je-
for God’s abundant blessings. Our An- women to become leaders, following sus. Philippians 4: 4 & 7
nual Meeting at Jonesboro First United up with action items from Mission
A Note from the Secretary…..
By Teresa Wynn son from the Gainesville District friend in need, putting together a
NGC UMW who managed to put it all in a format flood bucket, giving time to one of
Secretary that the printer can work with. our sister units, or just spending time
WOW!!! What a ride. It
As I look back over 2010 several with a shut in. We the United Meth-
has been an amazing four
things amaze me about our confer- odist Women of North GA, by shar-
years for me as Secretary of the North
ence. First, when the call came for ing our FAITH we encourage
GA Conference. I have attended many
Birthing Kits over 4,000 were HOPE in others, and by doing for
events and had the pleasure of making
brought to Jonesboro First to the An- others we put our LOVE IN AC-
many new friends not only across the
nual meeting, and even now more TION.
Conference, but across the Southeast-
money is coming in to help Sagar-
ern Jurisdiction as well. I have discov-
Brown organize even more. In With much Love,
ered so much about UMW and about
March, we answered the call for sac- Teresa Wynn,
myself as well. As this reaches you, Outgoing Secretary
rificial giving to help the struggling
the 2011 Conference Directory will
Mission Institutions who call Geor-
either be in your hands or on it’s way
gia home. Gearing up for 2011, we
to you. This was my last one and I
will again spend our time and efforts
couldn’t have done it without the Dis-
to put our Purpose into action every
trict Secretaries, and Memoree Emer-
day. Whether it means helping a
Volume 20, Issue 3 3
Membership, Nurture &
Outreach Social Action continued
By Jin Pyen Make reservations does not affect me?” I think we no
NGC UMW, now for the longer have the privilege of saying,
Membership,Nurture “What happens at home should stay at
& Outreach home.” Domestic violence, verbal
Coordinator Social Action Event abuse, bullying, you name it, abuse
I can’t believe the year March 5, 2011 happens and the repercussions affect
2010 is over. When I look back on Trinity UMC each of us sooner or later. Let’s speak
the year 2010, I had such an awe- out about it to help the silent victim
some district and local Membership
gain a voice. Come here Victoria J.
Nurture Outreach Coordinators who & Ferguson, M. Div. a Family Violence
worked so hard to maintain and in- Counselor from the Office of the So-
crease the membership. Thank you Spiritual Growth
licitor General State Court of Fulton
ladies and let’s keep up the good Event County speak on this issue. Her con-
work for 2011. In the midst of this April 29-30, 2011 tact info is 404-612-9623 or email
busy season where everyone is busy Simpsonwood firstname.lastname@example.org
shopping and decorating for Christ- Wait? How can we? Each issue is in-
mas, I challenge everyone to take Guide our Feet into the terwoven and impacts us daily. Let’s
time to enjoy the moment with your Path of Peace gain more information to empower us
dear friends and family. to demonstrate Faith, Hope, and Love
(see pages 12 & 13 ) See you at Trinity UMC at 8:00 for
registration and 9:00 informational pro-
gram and sessions. Wait? No, send in
Greetings from your Conference Registrar your registration form today. Begin to
act today!! 1Corinthians 13:13 says,
By Irene Davis United Methodist Women.
“And now these three remain: faith,
NGC UMW The Griffin District came in 1st
Registrar place with over 100 attendees at the hope and love. But the greatest of
Happy Holidays and meeting. The Atlanta College Park these is love.” Let God guide our feet
Happy New Year! I District came in 2nd place and At- to become active in advocating for
hope you celebrated the birth of lanta Decatur Oxford District came
peace as we love all.
Christ and enjoyed your family and in 3rd place with the highest number
friends. of attendees. I would like to thank
I want to thank Jonesboro First all the presidents for a job well done.
United Methodist Church and the Ladies, registration is coming up
Griffin District for a job well done for the Social Action Event in
on Hosting the Annual Meeting March, Spiritual Growth Event in
Sharon Benjamin from New Spirit April and Annual Meeting in Octo-
UMC worked with me at 1:00am in ber. Registration forms are in this
the morning to finish 567 name tags issue and will be available on the
from registration forms for the UMW website (www.ngumw.org).
UMW Annual meeting at Jonesboro Please register as soon as possible.
First UMC on October 2nd. We re- E-mail me at email@example.com http://www.gbgm-umc.org
ceived over 400 registration forms or call me 404- 286-8188. I always
about 10 days before the meeting. keep my lights on and will look for-
Sharon worked so hard one night, ward to hearing from you!
she feel asleep. Thanks Sharon for
going above and beyond for the Irene Davis
4 The Reflector
The Reading Program for Children and Youth
By Eloise Sykes tion to get a program for children and in church indicating children
NGC UMW youth started at your church or in your who are reading from United
Secretary of Program unit: Methodist Women’s Reading
Resources Ask all children to participate.
In 2011, we will be- Choose any five books from the
gin a new and exciting reading pro- Ask children their thoughts on the
children’s and/or youth read-
gram in the North Georgia Confer- books. If they are old enough
ence United Methodist Women. We ask them to talk about the is-
want to give the children and youth Explain the topics and allow
an opportunity to read books from groups to choose topics for
Help them in mission activities –
our reading lists, receive credit when reading.
ask them what they think they
criteria are met, and then receive a Youth Mission Studies may be
can do, and what they need to
Reading Program certificate. Since read for credit.
United Methodist women are con- do it. Be willing to assist them.
Books may be read to children
cerned about all children, we want to Do Bible studies with them.
ages 3-6 for credit.
involve any child wishing to partici- Make it fun
pate. Report names of readers to local
The reading lists offer a wide vari- secretary of program re- Help our children get involved in the
ety of subjects to not only increase sources or local president at reading program. We believe they will
awareness of global concerns, but designated time. feel the excitement.
enhance their spirituality and inten- Have children read to each other.
sify their self-esteem. This is an ex- Ask Sunday school teachers to
cellent way to let children and youth
be involved, learn more about the use Reading Program books
Purpose, and feel like an integral part in their classes.
of United Methodist Women just as Create a display chart, ask the
their mothers do. readers to help and display it
Please use the following informa-
2011 Calendar of Events
March 5 Social Action Event
GENERAL CONFERENCE OF 2012 Trinity UMC (ACPK)
Want to be a delegate to General Conference in 2012? April 29, 30 Spiritual Growth Retreat
Simpsonwood Retreat Center
The North Georgia Conference delegates will be May 21 Project Extend
elected at the 2011 Annual Conference. Location TBA
June 14-17 Annual Conference
The time period to submit the Candidate’s registration Athens, TN
form is between January 1 and January 31, 2011.
June 15 UMW Breakfast
For more information, please visit the North Georgia July 28-30 Cooperative Christian
Conference UMW website at. www.ngumw.org. Look Mission Education Event
under Recent News. Simpsonwood Retreat Center
Oct. 1 Annual Meeting
You may also contact Delores Carhee at 404-505-1472.
Dunwoody UMC (AROS)
Nov 5 Officer Update/Leadership
Volume 20, Issue 3 5
From the Treasurer
By Lisa Short
NGC UMW LOCAL UNIT WITH A PURPOSE
My four years of service on the Life Springs Church in Zebulon GA is a new church in the
North Georgia Conference UMW Griffin District. A church whose vision is …To be a com-
as treasurer has come to an end, but I don’t in- munity where all people can experience and live a life of
tend to stop spreading the word about what the
meaning and purpose through a deeply committed relations
UMW does and the necessity of our financial
ship with Jesus Christ. The United Methodist Women of
When each United Methodist woman makes Life Springs takes this vision as well as our UMW Purpose
her pledge monthly that woman is promoting very seriously. We are proud to have two circles The Fincher
mission works worldwide for women and chil- Circle, and The Girlfriends Circle. With at total of 20 UMW
dren. If each of us were to increase our pledge members. Those members along with the rest of the
by just $5 per month or if each one of us be- “Girlfriends by Grace” Women’s ministry we have adopted
came a minute woman, think of the impact the Pike County Department of Family and Children’s Ser-
those contributions would have! vice as an ongoing Mission of our Church. Each month the
If you want to learn more about what the UMW leads the church in collecting items that our local of-
UMW supports, read the Response magazine fice needs to help the families they serve. We have collected
and look for the symbol.
everything from baby formula, to food, to back packs filled
The articles that are followed by this with school supplies. Our focus for December was helping
symbol are missions supported by YOU. foster children and elderly by collecting to help them have a
Merry Christmas. We look forward to what God has planned
Thanks for the last four years -- see you at a
for us to do in 2011.
meeting sometime soon.
Happy New Year from Life Springs UMC
United Methodist Women
would like to get
your feedback and
may be edited to fit
space. Please keep
comments brief and
Dec. 1 United Methodist Women
Of Life Springs UMC
6 The Reflector
Spiritual Growth Message……Move your Feet
By Tryphenia Speed goal is to reach out to Christ, who has al- throughout 2011. Don’t let them down,
NGC UMW ways reached out to us. Through this goal, don’t let God down!
Spiritual Growth we can move forward with our Faith, Hope
Recently, I read an inter- and Love in Action. New Bethlehem Center, Augusta
esting quote in an email SAVE the DATE: April 29-30, 2011 Spiri- Augusta and Gainesville
tual Growth Retreat, Simpsonwood Con- Paine College, Augusta
from a friend, “Do not ask
Athens-Elberton and Griffin
God to guide your footsteps if you are ference and Retreat Center. The registra-
Clark College, Atlanta
not willing to move your feet”. We will tion form for this event is a part of this
Atlanta-Decatur-Oxford and LaGrange
soon embark on another year of service newsletter. All the plans have not been Global Health Action, Atlanta
and work as members of the NGC United finalized but will be updated to the NGC Atlanta-Emory and Atlanta Roswell
Methodist Women. Are we willing to UMW website by the end of January, Murphy Harpst, Cedartown
move our feet? The 2011 theme-“Guide 2011. Along with the worship leaders, Northwest and Atlanta Marietta
our feet into the path of Peace” Luke other activities will include Bible study, Wesley Community Centers, Atlanta
1:79- has been set. workshops, prayer time, and prayer walk. Atlanta-College Park and Rome-Carrollton
I enjoy reading the letters of the Apos- Invite your sister, your daughter, your
tle Paul because I always seem to come friend OR, your mother for a time of re- Prayer: Dear God, guide us through life’s
away with something that speaks to my newal and fellowship. Consider this as an maze. When we are terrified illuminate
life situations and circumstances. Read- early Mother’s Day gift. Are you willing to our path. When we are weary keep our
ing Philippians 3:12 from two different move your feet? feet moving. Let us remember that your
versions, I was left with the thought; I INTERCESSORY PRAYER: Keep working/ loving hand is always there to provide
must keep working/press on. “I don’t press on. We all know the power of prayer for our every need. We pray the great
mean to say I am perfect. I haven’t and I believe our North Georgia Mission bounty of your blessing for our mission
learned all I should even yet, but I keep Institutions can benefit from our prayers partners in 2011 and forever. AMEN
working toward that day when I will fi- as they keep working and press on. What Tryphenia Speed, Mission Coordinator
nally be all that Christ saved me for and if we commit as the NGC UMW to pray for
wants me to be.” -The Living Bible and them throughout 2011? Will God hear and
“Not that I have already obtained this or answer our prayers? Will we dare to put
have already reached the goal, but I press God to the test? I say move our feet, keep The Reflector is now available
on to make it my own, because Christ working/press on. I am asking two of the online at www.ngumw.org.
Jesus has made me his own.”-NRVS. The districts to pray for one of the institutions
A Farwell from your Education & Interpretation Annual Meeting continued
By Sara Worden Conference Christian Mission Educa- with chants of “Faith,Hope,Love…in
NGC UMW tion Event in July at Simpsonwood. I Action!”….complete with hand mo-
Education & Inter- know you will continue to have mission tions. We honored the accomplish-
pretation studies in your local churches. Don’t ments of those participating in the
forget to order your 2011 Prayer Cal- Reading Program, Channels of Giv-
endar and to pray for our missionaries ing, Mission Today Units, and Goals
To my dear Sisters in Christ, and let them know you are praying for of Excellence. Susi Edwards and
I want to thank you for the opportu- them. This will be one way for you to Edna Brescia were recognized as the
nity to serve on conference for quite become a Mission Today Unit. year’s recipients of the Doris Paul
a number of years now. It saddens Since October 1st, I have been sup- PURPOSE Awards. We said good-
me to be leaving the conference ported by your visits, calls, cards and bye and thank you to those leaving
team, but I know you are in good prayers. I am home now with a visiting the conference team and welcomed
hands. Jackie Evans, the former nurse and am still having physical ther- and installed the incoming officers
president of the Atlanta-Decatur- apy. I guess it takes longer for “more for 2011.
Oxford will be your new Education mature” women to recover from a bro- While we enjoyed celebrating the
and Interpretation Coordinator. It is ken pelvis! Thank you for being the ways in which we put our Faith,
my earnest prayer that you will con- wonderful United Methodist Women Hope and Love into Action in 2010,
tinue to support UMW Mission Giv- we look forward to ways God will
that you are…keep up the good work.
ing with your prayers and contribu- Guide Our Feet into the Path of
Peace in 2011.
tions, as you have in the past. Also, My love and prayers are with you,
I look forward to seeing you at the Sara Worden
Volume 20, Issue 3 7
Mission Today Unit Requirements
Requirements for a unit with a membership of 14 or less:
Mission Today Unit: Complete 5 items, 3 must be asterisk items
Silver Mission Today Unit: Complete 6 items,3 must be asterisk items
Gold Mission Today Unit: Complete 9 items, 5 must be asterisk items
Requirements for a unit with a membership of 15 or more:
Mission Today Unit: Complete 10 items, 5 must be asterisk items.
Silver Mission Today Unit: Complete 12 items, 5 must be asterisk items.
Gold Mission Today Unit: Complete all 17 items.
___*1. Use the Prayer Calendar at each general meeting of the unit to pray for people in mission and for our mission
work with women, children and youth.
___*2. The unit will make and meet its pledge to mission.
___*3. The unit will add at least two new members to its roll.
___*4. The unit will have at least two members subscribing to Response magazine.
___*5. The unit will have at least two programs from the program book during the year.
___*6. The unit circle or subgroup will conduct at least one mission study a year.
___*7. The unit will implement the charter for racial justice policies in at least two ways during the year. Some sug-
gested plans of action: Plan a joint unit meeting with a unit of difference racial/ethnic background using programs from
the program book. Develop bi-racial/cultural or multi –racial/cultural Koinonia groups. Or Hold a joint Vacation Bible
School. Hold pulpit exchanges. Share joint worship services on special occasions. Encourage the church to sponsor a
___8. At least one member of the unit (other than Conference or District officers) will attend the Conference or District
Mission Education Event.
___9. At least two members (other than Conference or District officers) will attend the District or Conference Annual
___10. The unit will have a t least one person join the Untied Methodist Women’s Action Network to receive and respond
to legislative information.
__11. Members shall write to five people listed in the prayer calendar at least twice a year.
___12. The unit will participate in the Campaign for Children in two ways. Help sponsor a church or community program
related to children and youth needs. Sponsor a children’s Sabbath promoted by the Children’s Defense Fund. Get in-
volved with children in mentoring, tutoring, and “Big Sisters” programs. Write letters email or call a congregational repre-
sentative and or others in government regarding children’s issues.
___13. The unit will be a 5 Star unit contributing to all 5 channels of undesignated giving.
___14. The unit will contribute to a mission project, such as UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief),
RRISA (Refugee Resettlement & Immigration Services of Atlanta), or other United Methodist Women National
___15. Each unit, circle or subgroup meeting will include a “Response Moment” where an article from the Response
magazine will be lifted up as a way to tell the mission story.
___16. Have at least two people from the unit circle or subgroup complete one of the Reading Program plans and report
on one of the books. And encourage all members to complete Plan one.
___17. The unit will have invited a District or Conference officer other than a member of that unit to one or more of the
unit meetings during the year.
8 The Reflector
2010 Recipients of the Doris Paul PURPOSE Award
The Doris Paul PURPOSE Award was created at President and a member of the UMW Conference
the request of Carl Paul to honor women who lived Team for the last four years. Edna facilitated a
out the UMW PURPOSE in outstanding ways. Carl breast cancer help support group in Rabun County,
Paul donated fifty Special Mission Recognition Georgia where she served over ten years. Edna
(SMR) pins from the collection of his late wife, Doris continues to serve in her local church and on the
Paul. In an effort to continue the legacy of the PUR- district.
POSE exemplified by Doris Paul, Tonya Murphy
Susi Edwards is a member of Rome First United
(former Conference President) along with the Ad-
Methodist Church in the Rome Carrollton District.
ministrative committee wrote the qualifications for
Susi has been actively involved with the United
lay/clergy women to be nominated for this award.
Methodist Women (UMW) over 40 years. She has
The three first recipients were in 2008, four recipi- served in leadership positions on the local, district,
ents in 2009 and two recipients in 2010.
conference and national levels. She has attended
This year Edna Brescia and Susi Edwards re- every UMW Assembly (National Meeting) since
ceived the Doris Paul PURPOSE Award given at the 1972. During Susi’s tenure as a conference officer,
North Georgia Conference United Methodist Women she wrote a booklet titled “Membership Counts.”
Annual Meeting at Jonesboro First United Method- Susi continues to serve in other positions in her local
ist on October 2nd . It was an honor to present Edna church and on the conference.
and Susi with a certificate and a sapphire Special Colossian 3: 12 & 14 was chosen in memory of
Mission Recognition from Doris Paul’s pin collec- Doris Paul, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people,
tion. holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compas-
Edna Brescia is a member of Antioch, Tiger and sion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Tallulah Falls (AT&T) United Methodist Church. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds
Edna has served as an officer on the local and dis- them all together in perfect unity.”
trict levels. She has been the Gainesville District By Deloris Carhee
Edna Brescia Susi Edwards
Volume 20, Issue 3 9
United Methodist Women - Annual Meeting—October 2, 2010
10 The Reflector
Persons Willing to Teach the Mission Studies for 2010-2011
For the Love of God: Joy to the World: Mission in
Lisa Short (770-237-5302) (W)
John’s Letters 135 Glover Rd
the Age of Global Christianity
Alice Smith (770-914-2265) Cleveland, GA 30528
6026 Ridgemont Way Bobby Solomon (706-764-1991) Joan Mayer (706-625-3649)
McDonough, GA 30253 848 Bicentennial Trail (NWST Dist. Only)
Gail Cook (770-938-6103) Rock Springs, GA 30739 775 Johnson Lake Rd
4641 Westhampton Dr L. Susan Stroup (770-546-0799) Adairsville, GA 30103
Tucker, GA 30084 743 East Point Rd Cherrod Pate (404-683-5196)
Pat Flynt (706-486-4833) Cedartown, GA 30125-6135 Atlanta, GA
P. O. Box 55 Mary Anne Brannon E-mail contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Union Point, GA 30669 (678-583-0403) Helen Rainwater (404-241-6191)
Gail R. Gilcrease (678-357-8729) 313 Rothaus Court 2614 Bull Run Dr
478 Bishopton St Stockbridge, GA 30281 Decatur, GA 30034
Atlanta, GA 30017 Patricia Bell (770-656-2362) Marti B. Slife (770-389-4393)
Fay Kesler (706-235-8537) 2598 Chesterbrook Dr. 270 Meridan Dr
(Own church only) Lithia Springs, GA 30122 Stockbridge, GA 30281
29 Donley Dr Mary A. Cannon (404-284-5590) Joann Smith (770-868-6828)
Rome, GA 30165-170 3676 Tree Bark Trail 109 Smith Circle
Janet E. McCathrin (770-913-8213) Decatur, GA 30034 Braselton, GA 30517
255 Cedar Way Jackie Evans (404-552-8354) Tryphenia Speed (770-981-0200)
Loganville, GA 30052 5505 Crestridge Dr 4412 Wesleyan Pointe
Debra McInvale (706-865-2875) Atlanta, GA 30349 Decatur, GA 30034
738 Satterfield Rd Lucille Howell (706-348-7605) Rev. Bernice Kirkland (770-422-5351)
Cleveland, GA 30528 64 Ashwood Lane 6011 Addington Dr.
Dorothy Y. Orr (770-927-6471) Cleveland, GA 30528 Acworth, GA 30101
316 Gilbert Circle Rev. Bert Mathews(706-486-4400; L. Dorothy Edmond (404-349-1414)
Luthersville, GA 30251 706-817-3326) 402 Cascade Park Dr.
Katherine Posey (770-232-1637) 324 North Rhodes St. Atlanta, GA 30331
3121 Governors Ave Union Point, GA 30669
Duluth, GA 30096 Terrie Adkins (770-476-7981) The Beauty & Courage of
Rev. Eric Powell (678-289-9231) 3846 Carriage Gate Dr
6195 Hearn Rd Duluth, GA 30096 Sudan: Peace is Possible
Ellenwood, GA 30204 Phylissis Ransom (404-247-3309) Rev. Sammy Clark (706-746-3382)
Diane Boatwright (706-635-5009) 1851 So. Gordon St., SW P. O. Box 216
(NWST only) Atlanta, GA 30310 Rabun Gap, GA 30568
10513 Old CCC Camp Rd Sandra Clarke (770-948-7183)
Ellijay, GA 30540 3941 Evans Dr
Margie Bullock (770-776-9274) Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Joy to the World: Mission Katrina Ositelu (404-643-3078 (Cell);
3310 Kates Way
Duluth, GA 30097 in the Age of Global 404-363-9600(W)
Joan M. Leon (770-891-7400) Christianity 5758 Hwy 85, Apt. 21-A
(ATHN Dist) Jo Sheetz (404-218-1606) Riverdale, GA 30274
175 S. Broad St., Apt. #208, 57 Chaumont Square Marilyn R. Robinson (770-389-4309)
Winder, GA 30680 Atlanta, GA 30327 221 Whitesand Bay Dr
Juanita D. Mullins (770-786-7539) Jo Harbert (404-378-4104) Stockbridge, GA 30281
(ADOX Dist.) (Local Unit) Sara Worden (770-439-7524)
9196 Carlton Trail 131 Greenwood Place or 404-680-4268
Covington, GA 30014 Decatur, GA 30030 4585 Caleb Crossing
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Volume 20, Issue 3 11
Global Health Action
Turning Faith and Hope into Action in Haiti
The organized unit of United Methodist
Meetings in Haiti always begin with a prayer.
Women shall be a community of women
Sometimes the words are in French, which I understand well
enough, but usually they’re in Haitian Creole, and I only recog- whose PURPOSE is to know God and to
nize a few words. But, that doesn’t matter. I can feel the rever- experience freedom as whole persons
ence in the room and the belief, and I know that the prayer
leader is putting our work in God’s hands.
through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative,
As the Executive Director of Decatur-based Global Health supportive fellowship; and to expand con-
Action (GHA), I have been traveling to Haiti for 30 years, and I cepts of mission through participation in the
am continually humbled by the resiliency and faith of the Haitian
people. It’s easy enough to have faith when times are good, but global ministries of the church.
for Haitians to maintain that faith and hope for a better future
amidst all the troubles and travails they have faced is awesome, in
the true sense of the word.
GHA is working in Haiti to help turn that faith and hope
into action. We’re training community health workers (CHWs)
to serve as the first line of health promotion and care in their
own communities. We’re training farmers and providing them
with a pregnant goat, which will be a sustainable source of nutri-
tion and income for their families. We’re training and supporting
traditional birth attendants, who deliver the majority of babies in
rural Haiti. We’re educating community groups and helping to
build the capacity of local systems and providers. And, we’re
working hand-in-hand with faith partners like UMCOR and the
Methodist Church of Haiti (l'Eglise Méthodiste d'Haïti).
Global Health Action has a 30-year history of community
health and development programs in Haiti, and when your units
and circles begin to focus on Haiti as the 2011-2012 geo-
graphic mission study, we would welcome the opportunity
to share information, perspectives, and impact stories with
your group. Please contact us at 404-634-5748 or
email@example.com to set up a presentation.
Robin C. Davis, Executive Director
New Bethlehem Community Center,
Wesley Community Centers, Atlanta
Murphy Harpst Children’s Center
Global Health Action
Global Health Action is training and supporting traditional
birth attendants like those at this recent meeting in Petit-
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North Georgia Conference
United Methodist Women
Social Action Event
March 5, 2011
265 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-3542
Guide Our Feet Into the Path of Peace ….for Justice and Mercy
A Journey in Faith-Hope-Love in Action
Human Trafficking Domestic Violence Immigration Rights
Send Registration to Registrar: Irene Davis 3651 Tree Bark Trail; Decatur, GA 30034; 404.286.8188; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Fee: $10 prior to Deadline Feb 14; add $2 late fee for all registrations after Deadline (including on site registration)
No refunds after the deadline of Feb 14th.
8:00 AM - Registration Begins with Breakfast (refreshments)
9:00 AM - Program
12:00 PM - Closing
A parking deck is available on site.
Lunch is on your own
Make checks payable: NGCUMW
Name: ___________________________________ Phone: ____________________________
Emergency Contact: _______________________ Phone: _____________________________
Local Church: ___________________________ District: ___________________________________
First time attending UMW Social Action Event: Yes___ No___
Are you a Guest of the conference? Yes___ No ___
Registration fee included ($10)________________
Late fee (after deadline and onsite) included ($2) ____________
Total Fees included_________________
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North Georgia Conference
United Methodist Women
Spiritual Growth Retreat
April 29-30, 2011
Simpsonwood Conference and Retreat Center
4511 Jones Bridge Road,
Norcross, GA 30092
“Guide Our Feet into the Path of Peace-A Journey in Faith- Hope- Love in Action”
Name:___________________________________ Phone Number______________________
First Time Attending Event: Yes____ No____ Special Dietary Needs:___________________
Age Group: Teen___20____ 30___ 40___ 50___`60____ 70+______
Single $140 ____Double $90______ Triple $80______ Quad $75_____
Friday Only $30(no overnight)_______ Saturday Only $50________
Mail the registration form and check to: Irene Davis, Registrar-3651 Tree Bark Trail, Decatur, GA 30034
Tel: 404 286-8188/ Email: email@example.com
Registration Deadline: March 31, 2011 (NO REFUNDS; Transferable to another person)
Directions to Simpsonwood Conference and Retreat Center at www.simpsonwood.org or telephone 770 441-1111
Activities Being Planned
Friday Afternoon, April 29, 2011
3:00 to 6:00 Registration
Activities (Prayer Walk, Crafts, etc.)
5:30 -- 6:30 Dinner
7:00 -- 9:00 Session I
Saturday Morning, April 30, 2011
7:00 -- 7:30 Bible Study
8:00 -- 9:00 Registration
9:00 -- 12:00 Session II (Includes Worship/Workshops)
12:00-- 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Session III (Closing)
Worship Leaders: Rev Carol Cook, LaGrange DS
Rev. Sharma Lewis, Atlanta- Decatur-Oxford DS
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North Georgia Conference
United Methodist Women
(Guide our feet into the Path of Peace)
A Journey in Faith-Hope-Love in Action
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
TIME: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Cost: $15.00 — Deadline: June 1, 2011
Phone _________________________________ Email ____________________________________________
Make checks payable to NGCUMW. No refunds will be available. Mail registration form and check to:
Elaine Mathews, Treasurer
324 North Rhodes St
Union Point, GA 30669
Please reserve ________ seats for me at the UMW Annual Breakfast, Wednesday, June 15, 2011.
Reservations are for: Myself ____ Guest ____ Myself and Guest(s) ____
Cost per Ticket $ 15.00
Number of Tickets X ______
Total Cost $ ______
Enclosed is check #__________ in the amount of $ _______________
To ensure NGC UMW has the correct information, please list all attendee(s).
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North Georgia Conference
United Methodist Women
Dunwoody First UMC
1548 Mount Vernon Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338
(Guide our Feet into the Path of Peace )
A Journey in Faith-Hope-Love in Action
OCTOBER 1, 2011
9:30am – 2:00 pm
Phone _________________________________ Email ____________________________________________
Church ______________________________________ District _____________________________________
Emergency Contact __________________________________________ Phone ________________________
Special Needs ____________________________________________________________________________
Check Age Group Teen 20 30 40 50+
First time attending UMW Annual Meeting? Yes No
Are you a guest of the Conference? Yes No
$20.00 Meeting and Luncheon, prior to September 16, 2011
$10.00 Meeting only, prior to September 16, 2011.
There will be a $10 late fee for registrations received after September 16, 2011.
Make checks payable to NGCUMW. Registration deadline is September 16, 2011.
Registrar: Irene Davis
3651 Tree Bark Trail
Decatur, GA 30034
firstname.lastname@example.org Free Childcare will be provided. Deadline to reserve is
September 16, 2011. Please pack a lunch for each child.
Annual Meeting Agenda:
8:30am – 9:30am — Registration Dietary restrictions: _____________________________
9:30am – 12:00 pm — Business Meeting
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm — Lunch Emergency Contact: ____________________________
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm — Awards Luncheon
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