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    Volume , Issue YVD Newsletter Fourth Quarter 2016

    Yadkin Valley District UMW Newsletter

    LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT / OFFICER TRAINING

    Saturday, October 22, 2016

    ARDMORE UMC

    WINSTON SALEM NC

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    President: Darlene Gardner

    Happy Fall Yall!

    As I write this article, fall is not officially here, but by the time you will be reading this, it will be in

    all its glory! I love all the seasons but fall is a wonderful time to see the beauty of Gods creation

    around us. I have just returned from the Conference Annual Celebration at Lake Junaluska , one

    of those beautiful creations. At the celebration, our district received 11 recognitions out of 13 pos-

    sible. So many people came up to me and congratulated me on this impressive acknowledge-

    ment of our districts efforts for mission. I was quick to say that it was all because of what you,

    our local members, are doing in your units. This district was not attempting to be in the

    spotlight we were just following our goal of putting, Faith, Hope and Love in Action. Your efforts

    are appreciated and what we do makes a real difference in the lives of women, children, and

    youth. Remember our goal to bring schoolbag kits to Annual Celebration? Combined with all

    eight districts, there were almost 1600 school kits donated. Several other UMCOR kits were also

    included, bringing the combined value of donated items to a little more than $28,000.00! That is

    what makes United Methodist Women so impressive. Working together we can bring positive

    changes to the world in which we live.

    Our own district annual meeting in August was a great event too. The message brought to us by

    Rev. Suzanne Michael was a blessing and the business and worship services were inspiring.

    Thanks to Pine Grove UMW for acting as our host church and to their missional network for the

    wonderful refreshments.

    But, we arent finished yet! Ubuntu Day will be held at the Bethlehem Center on Saturday, Octo-

    ber 15. Register online for this day of service to one of our national mission institutions right here

    in our own district. Make plans to attend our leadership development day at Ardmore UMC on

    October 22 where we will be learning about the position you have been called to fulfill. And we

    have our annual Walk for Mission on November 5. Look for more information about all these

    events elsewhere in this newsletter.

    Our districts success is a testament to our strong belief that God has called us to be the hands

    and feet of Jesus here in Yadkin Valley. I am so proud of you and this district for living out our

    faith on a daily basis!

    Darlene

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    Leadership Development: Mary Jo Brewer

    Greetings to all Yadkin Valley District United Methodist Women! You are all invited to attend the Yadkin Valley District Leadership Development/Officer Training Event Saturday, October 22, 2016, 9:00 a.m. 12:00 noon. It will be at Ardmore UMC, 630 S. Hawthorne Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 (near Baptist Hospital). The theme for this event is Passing It On. We will gather in the Bob Martin Fellowship Hall for a continental breakfast (no charge) and fellowship with each other. Deborah Forrest, Bethlehem Center Director, will update us on the programs at the Center. We will divide into groups for the officer training and we will be finished by noon. Training will be for all officers and program area coordinators.

    The Hands on Project will be for Bethlehem Center and Undesignated Giving. Bethlehem Center can use any school supplies for preschool and elementary school ages, including play-doh, craft supplies, glue, construction paper and markers.

    Please come and enjoy visiting with other UMW members from our district and get information/materials for your office or program area. You can come, even if you are not an officer or program area coordinator, and go to any group you wish. The Program Resources room will have lots of books and you may find some good books that you would like to read. Im sure that you will enjoy hearing from Deborah Forrest about Bethlehem Center. I look forward to seeing you Saturday, Oc-tober 22 at Ardmore UMC.

    Love and Peace to All

    Mary Jo

    Nominations Chair: Sharon Reid

    God has answered our prayers with two wonderful women to complete our positions

    for the nominations Committee at this time. All new district officers will be listed in the first news-

    letter of 2017. We truly appreciate our prayers and help with the selection of our new officers.

    We will need more names next year so please continue to encourage others to join us on our

    UMW District Team.

    I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart Psalm 9:1A

    Sharon

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    Social Action: Vickie Morrison

    Hello to all my YVD UMW

    I am writing my last article as the Social Action Coordinator. Everything is only for a

    season and my what a season it has been. I have been blessed beyond measure! I

    have been thrilled to meet so many of our local unit members. My GPS and Google maps have cer-

    tainly gotten a workout over the past 4 years. I have had the opportunity to travel and represent our

    district in Chicago and New York. I have been saddened, discouraged, enlightened and strength-

    ened by all that I have learned about social injustices. I am grateful for the United Methodist Wom-

    en being an organization that stands up for rights of the marginalized and disenfranchised all over

    the world. Thank you so much for all of your support and for allowing me to be of service.

    As we head into the next year I encourage each local unit to choose an issue or two and make

    them a priority for the year. Review the books on the Reading program list to learn about the issues

    we are facing. Visit our web page and click on Social Action. Learn all that you can and then or-

    ganize for action.

    These are the four areas that we are concentrating on through 2020.

    * Economic Inequality

    * Climate Justice

    * Criminalization of Communities of Color

    * Maternal and Child Health

    Let us remember the Matthew 25:40 as we move forward in service:

    And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have

    done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

    Yours in Christ

    Vickie

    P.S. Dont forget Leadership Development /Officer

    Training on October 22, 2016.

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    LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT / OFFICER TRAINING

    YADKIN VALLEY DISTRICT UMW WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 20169:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. WHERE: Ardmore UMC, 630 S. Hawthorne Rd, Winston-Salem FOOD: Continental Breakfastno charge SPEAKER: Deborah Forrest, Director of Bethlehem Center in Winston-Salem HANDS ON PROJECT: Bethlehem Center: School supplies for preschool and elementary school ages

    including play-doh, glue, construction paper, markers, craft supplies, etc. Undesignated Giving

    WHO NEEDS TO COME: YVD Unit officers for 2017 who are returning to the same position or new to the position.

    PASSING IT ON

    DIRECTIONS TO Ardmore UMC, 630 S. Hawthorne Rd, Winston-Salem

    Down the street from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

    Taking Business 40 West: Take Exit 4B (West First St). Turn left at stop light onto W First

    St. At next stop light, turn left onto South Hawthorne Rd. Go approximately 0.72 miles and the

    church is on the right.

    Taking Business 40 East: Take Exit 4 (Cloverdale Ave). Bare right off the ramp onto

    Cloverdale Ave. Move to left lane to turn left at the stoplight onto Miller Street. Go approx 0.62

    miles or second stop light. . Turn left on to S Hawthorne Rd and go 1/4 mile. The church is on

    your left.

    Taking I-40 East or West: Take the Peters Creek Parkway exit. Turn left at the stop light

    onto Peters Creek Pkwy. Continue to the 4th stop light (which is past a Volvo dealership) and turn

    left onto Academy. At the next stop light, turn left onto S Hawthorne Rd. The church is on your

    right.

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    Treasurer-Jamie Smith

    UMW Sisters! I was glad to see many of you at our District Annual Meeting and/or at our Confer-ence Annual Celebration! I think both events were the best yet! Yadkin Valley UMW rock as not-ed in the Conference reports where we were at the top in several categories. Again Western North Carolina was top in giving across the Nation in 2015! May we continue to work for missions and be the most supportive we can be for women, children and youth fulfilling the UMW Promise. As we are beginning 4

    th quarter and the end of our 2016 year, may we push harder, continue to

    send in your pledges and gifts to mission so we can meet our goal another year! If you need Gift to Mission or Gift in Memory cards please let me know. Remember to submit $5 per card for the GTM cards and any amount of $5 or more for the GIM cards when you honor someone who has passed. Dont forget your World Thank Offering, the Walk to Mission monies, and other giving youve not sent in, along with the remainder of your Pledge amount for 2016. I know with all of us working together we can continue to be at the top in our giving! Hebrews 4:16 Let

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