United Methodist Women

Sunshine Circle will meet on April 8 after the second service in fellowship hall. We will pack food backpacks at 11 am following Sunday school. Help is always welcomed.

Cornerstone Circle meets to sort and price yard sale items on Thursday April 5, 6:30 pm. Covered dish, no program.

Unit meeting Thursday, April 19, 6:30 pm, Sunshine Circle to host.

Cornerstone Circle Annual Indoor Yard Sale - in the Fellowship Hall 

Saturday, April 7, 7 am—2 pm

The Cornerstone Circle is seeking donations for the following items in order to make our Annual Yard Sale a success:

Books, slightly used furniture, various kitchenware items, gently used small electrical appliances, previously loved toys and any other fantastic misc. items that you can bear to part with! Your participation is vital.

Please bring donations to Fellowship Hall during the following four days:

Tuesday, April 3 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, April 4 3:00 - 6:30 pm

Thursday, April 5 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday, April 6 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Ladies Tea April 28

Who doesn’t enjoy an afternoon tea party? A great time was had by all who attended the SFUMC Ladies’ Tea the past two years. This year’s tea is scheduled for April 28th. Mark your calendar!

Ladies, an event such as this takes some planning first before we can enjoy the fun. If you would like to help a little or a lot, surely there’s a spot where you can contribute to make this another successful event.

This tea is a fundraiser for the Backpack Food Program for food insecure children who attend Smyrna Elementary School. It is our hope that this event will also be an outreach to the community and an introduction to our church.

Anyone who enjoys entertaining and

would like to be a part of planning this event, please contact Barb Hue-bel 615-812-3741 or Norma Hawk 615-330-4608 (call or text).

Tea hostesses, committee members, and anyone wishing to help with the food preparation or activities for the tea, please meet in the chapel at 9:30 am on Sunday, April 15th. Hostesses, please turn in your guest list names at that time. Anyone wishing to donate Silent Auction items (such as jewelry, scarves, handbags, art work, Spa sessions, Predator/Titan tickets, etc.) please contact Wendy Cash at wcash2001@yahoo.com.

RISE AGAINST HUNGER IS COMING!

In 1998 envisioning a world without hunger, Ray Buchanan, a United Methodist Minister, founded Stop Hunger Now. In 2017, it became Rise Against Hunger. After enlisting as a Marine during the Vietnam War, Ray Buchanan quickly realized that accompanying a mission required “commitment to something larger than yourself.”

The Tennessee Conference United Methodist Women is sponsoring this event on Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am in fellowship hall. We will put together over 10,000 meals to be shipped out to the hungry in our world. We will have folks - women, men and youth from all over the Conference - to come put these meals together. It is the Conference UMW’s hope that Smyrna First members will take the opportunity to participate as a connectional church and participate as well.

We hope you will make plans to join other Christians on Saturday, May 5, to make a difference! If you have questions, please contact Nita Wright at 615-459-9279 or email nita_wright@bellsouth.net.

If you need items picked up contact Cindy Fiala 615-707-2690 or Carol Smith 615-545-3496.

Packing Food Backpacks for Food Insecure Children

Sr. Adult Breakfast


Purpose of United Methodist Women

The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose PURPOSE is to know God and experience freedom as a whole person through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

The official emblem for United Methodist Women, the cross and flame, symbolizes our organization.  The cross and flame are ancient symbols of the church and appear on The United Methodist Church emblem.  Both symbols remind us of the opportunities and obligations of discipleship.

Paul’s words to Timothy have fresh and contemporary meaning: “I now remind you to stir into flame the gift of God which is within you.”  (II Timothy 1:6).  As United Methodist Women, we share our gift with others through mission.

As parts of our emblem, the cross and flame remind us of our PURPOSE of growing in our understanding of and willingness to participate in the global ministries of the church.  They remind us of our heritage of women who pioneered in service for the church at home and in other countries.

The overall shape of the emblem is also symbolic.  Fluid and free flowing, the shape suggests change and mobility.  The women who came before us were at the forefront of movements for change.  Always aware of the times, we move with ever-changing circumstances rather than feeling overwhelmed by them.

As we have moved into another century, we remember that we are a group of Christian women with many gifts who are unified by one Spirit.  We will participate in God’s mission in all areas of life.

United Methodist Women Meetings

UMW is invinting all women of the church to attend a UMW meeting.  Come and get to know the other ladies of the church and make lasting friendships.  We currently have two circles, Sunshine Circle and Cornerstone Circle.  Sunshine Circle meets the second Sunday of the month and Cornerstone Circle meets the first Thursday of the month.  We are sisters in Christ and are involved in Missions.