First-Centenary United Methodist Women Will Meet Monday

Thursday, May 1, 2014
The Rev. Brian Davis will speak at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave., at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. sanctuary services Sunday on "A Walk to Remember." The Vine services at 10:45 a.m. will be led by the Rev. Chris Black.
 
Monday Chris Bowles and Cheryl Powell will report from the UMW Quadrennial Assembly meeting to the United Methodist Women's General Meeting in the Oak Street Center classroom at 11 a.m. A salad luncheon will be $7.50.  Reservations should be made with Peggy Wilkerson at 875-6032 or
net">wilkersonpm@bellsouth.net.


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