United Women in Faith
The organization of Morrow First United Women in Faith (formerly United Methodist Women) is made up of two share groups. The groups are: Electa Share (which meets the third Monday night of the month at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall) and Thursday Friendship Share (which meets the second Thursday of the month at 12 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall). The UMF sponsors mission projects of the North Georgia Conference though the North Central District with their designated giving per quarter. Also, they have mission efforts for Calvary Refuge Center, local schools, battered women’s shelters, the Clayton County Service Center, the church youth, and others as the need arises.
The Morrow UMF is currently a 5-Star plus unit. They participate in the Reading Program for UMF and maintain those books in the church library. They meet together as one unit once a quarter in the fellowship hall with a meal and a program. This year’s programs are Call to Prayer and Self Denial; Nominations and Pledge Service; and a Birthday Bash with World Thank Offering. On Mother’s Day Saturday each year, the UMF sponsors a Mother’s Day Dinner. They enjoy a catered meal, a lovely decorated hall and a great themed program at this annual event. Each year since 2001, the UMF has given one of their members a Courageous Woman of the Year award. This woman is special to the UMF unit, works hard in the church and community, and usually has overcome obstacles in her family, her health, or in her life in general. The Morrow UMF is very busy in all aspects of the church and hope to continue their good work for many years to come.
Our “Blessing of the Animals” is scheduled for Sunday, October 16, at 5:30pm at Jonesboro First United Methodist Church. Rev. Dr. Karen Lyons and Rev. Dr. Valerie Loner will be officiating. Everyone is invited to come and bring their pets! This is a very moving and...