First Broad Street United Methodist Church ∙ 100 E. Church Circle ∙ Kingsport, TN 37660 ∙ 423-246-4471 ∙ staff@fbsumc.org

United Methodist Women

UMW 2013 logo

The 2014 Conference Theme Logo Design was created by Debbie Watson of Christ United Methodist Church, Knoxville, TN (Knoxville District).  Debbie’s explanation of the logo:  The dove in the center represents the Holy Spirit that brings “fruit” into our lives.  The “fruit” is manifested in us by our characteristics.  These are represented by the circular, unending flow of:  Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control, Love, Joy, and Peace.

Holston Conference United Methodist Women: http://www.holstonconferenceumw.com

2014 FBS UMW Leaders:
Gail Preslar, President
Judy King, President-Elect
Sally Currie, Vice-President
Lisa Chase, Secretary
Dianne Blachowski, Treasurer
Joyce Snapp, Mission Coordinator, Spiritual Growth
Nancy McIntosh, Mission Coordinator, Social Concerns
Joyce Eberhart, Mission Education & Interpretation
Cindy Lemons, Mission Coordinator, Membership Outreach
Jane Adams, Program Resources
Betty Howle, Historian
Darres Carter, Yearbook
Sydney Cooper, Communications
Leslie Owen & Claudia Tustin, Nominations
Cindy Lemons, Nominating Committee
Mickey Rainwater, Senior Pastor

District UMW Leaders:
Lynn Carson, President
Beverly Smith, Vice President
Ann Gross, Secretary
Carol Anderson, Treasurer

District UMW Leaders:
Jean Mowery, Spiritual Growth
Joyce Eberhart, Education and Interpretation
Ada McConnell, Social Action
Jackie Roop, Membership, Nurture, Outreach

District Chairpersons:
Ruthann Saunders, Program Resources
Lisa Bryant, Communications
Sandra Eaton, Nominations
Jean Shetterly, Historian

Circle Leadership

Circle Leaders Co-Leaders Program Leaders
1 Sally Currie Sue Thomas Lee Ambrose
2 Glenna Epperson Mary Ellen Wright Joyce Snapp
3 Jane Adams Gail Preslar Debbie Johnson
4 Linda Morton Annette Pannell Doris Dexter
5 Leslie Owen Mary Ann Himelwright Joyce Snapp
6 Patricia Fansler Cindy Haskins Josie Reid
7 Anna Manley Retta Overturf Katherine Scoggins

Circle Meetings

Circle 1 6:30 p.m.; monthly, first Monday
Circle 2 2 p.m.; monthly, first Tuesday
Circle 3 7 p.m.; monthly second Thursday
Circles 4-6 9:30 a.m.; monthly, second Wednesday
Circle 7 Noon; monthly, second Monday

2014 UMW Calendar of Events

February 21-23 FBSUMC Mission Celebration Weekend
March 1-2 Sisters in Service Retreat, Pigeon Forge, TN; Fairfields Inn Suites and River Plantation Convention Center, Sevierville, TN
March 12, 11:00 a.m. FBSUMW General Meeting & Lunch – reservation recommended
April 6, 3:00 p.m. Lenten Time Apart, Church Hill First
April 25-27 Assembly of United Methodist Women, Louisville, KY
May 4 FBSUMC High School Senior Celebration
May 8, 5:30 p.m. FBSUMW Dinner & General Meeting – reservation recommended
May 13, 6:30 p.m. Mission Study, Holly Springs UMC
May 17-18 Spiritual Enrichment Experience, Lake Junaluska, NC
June 8-11 Holston Annual Conference, Lake Junaluska, NC
June 19, 2:00 p.m. FBSUMW Circle Meeting at Steadman Hill
July 17-19 Holston Conference Mission Education Event, Central UMC, Lenoir City, TN
August 9 Social Action Workshop, First UMC, Morristown, TN
September 11, 5:30 p.m. FBSUMW Dinner & General Meeting – reservation recommended
September 13-14 Holston Conference UMW Annual Meeting and Alumnae Meeting, District Officer Training, Lake Junaluska, NC
November 8, 10:00 a.m. Kingsport District Annual Meeting & Officers Training, Rogersville First UMC
November 12, 11:00 a.m. FBSUMW General Meeting & Lunch – reservation recommended
December 10, 11:00 a.m. FBSUMW General Meeting & Lunch – reservation recommended

General Meetings (Fellowship Hall)  Circles are responsible for light meal, setting and decorating tables, and serving on their designated month.  Contact the church office at 423-224-1501 or check the church calendar for scheduled meetings.

Executive Meetings…meet on the fourth Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.  The group does not meet every month.

Nursery…is available for all general meetings and circle meetings.  Reservations are required by Monday prior to the meeting by calling Beulah Napier (378-3566) and giving the number of children and their ages.