UMW General Meeting Rescheduled At First-Centenary

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The UMW General Meeting at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave., has been rescheduled to Monday, at 11 a.m. The featured speaker will be Karen Adair, UMW treasurer for Holston Conference, who will speak on "What Does Our Money Do?" A covered dish luncheon will follow. 

Dr. Doug Fairbanks will speak in the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. sanctuary services on Sunday, on "When God Cannot Be God," with text from I Corinthians 1:18-31. The Rev. Brian Davis will speak in The Vine service at 10:45 on "Cleanliness is Next to Godliness.

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Prime Time Wednesday for February will provide four choices for classes at 6 p.m., with dinner, by reservation, at 5:15 p.m. Classes are: "A Case for the Psalms," Room OSC 101-102, led by the Rev. Brian Davis; "The Apocrypha," Hodge Room 123, led by the Rev. Keith Moore; "Becoming Tech Savvy," Prigmore Room  101, led by George Gannaway; and Christian Yoga continuing in Seminar Room 125. Make dinner reservations by 4 p.m. Monday with barbarab@fcumc.org or 756-2021, ext 3123.

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The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)