March 20, 2016

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Saturday, March 19 saw the UMW women of Hemphill FUMC exhibit their trademark hospitality as they hosted the East District United Methodist Women.   Women came from distances as far as Trinity and Crockett to the west, Jasper and Livingston to the south, Cartage and Shelbyville to the north to congregate and share in the Spring Spiritual Growth gathering.


Registration Table as some guests sign in and others meet and visit while waiting.

Registration began at 9:30 but guests began arriving at 8:30 to set up their special areas of the morning.  FUMC ladies prepared muffins, tea breads, fruit and cheese with juices and coffee for a midmorning snack.


 Refreshment Table


Following the opening prayers and hymns, the presentations of certificates were made for the UMW Reading Program, Blue Ribbon Units and Five Star Treasurers.   District President Carolie Wakefield from Crockett and Past District President Bobbie Ledbetter from Trinity presented the “In Remembrance” service honoring members who have passed in the preceding year.  Candles were lit for Bobbie Clark and Audy Harper from this unit.

IMG_2121Welcome by Local Co-President: Janette Young

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Bobbie Ledbetter presenting Easter Story Program

Bobbie Ledbetter presented the Spiritual Growth Program.  The program involved everyone, encouraging a tactile and sensory experience of the Easter Story.


Pastor Grant taking part in the interactive Easter Story program


Heads bow as a Blessing for the Meal is given by Pastor Grant

Following the program, luncheon was provided by the Hemphill UMW.

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Guests visit with Pastor Grant as lunch begins.

The visitors were gracious in comments regarding the beauty of the area, our church, and the hospitality of the ladies of UMW.



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Janette aids guests from Crockett as lunch proceeds.


Gift given to one lucky attendee

All women of FUMC are invited to participate and become a United Methodist Women.  Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month with fellowship and refreshments at 9:30 and the meeting or program at 10: 00 a.m.  A program meeting will be held this Tuesday, March 22, highlighting books that are part of the UMW Reading Program.




Rummage Sale 2016

March 7, 2016

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Barbara Watson Ingram returned to share her treasures, seen here with Pat Friese.

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Donna Broadaway models a beautiful sweater.

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Charlie Smith enjoys a lull in outdoor shopping.

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Fun always follows a busy work week…Jean Ann Whittington, Nancy White, & Lisa Fountain take a break.


Rummage Sale

March 2, 2016


The United Methodist Women will hold their annual rummage and bake sale

on Friday, March 4, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and

Saturday, March 5, 8 a.m. until noon.

The sale will be in the Fellowship Hall of Hemphill First United Methodist Church,

located on the corner of Milam and Hornet Drive, across the street from the Hemphill School Complex.


United Methodist Women hold installation

December 18, 2015



Following the last UMW meeting of 2015, new 2016 officers were installed by District Past President Bobbie Ledbetter shown here with FUMC Vice-President Carole Teagle.  Mrs. Ledbetter referenced Scripture from Proverbs 25:11.  Mrs. Ledbetter stated, “Timely advice is as lovely as golden apples in a silver basket.”   As each officer was called, she was given a golden apple to add to a basket as well as a word or words that best described the tasks and responsibilities of the offices.


officers UMW

Front Row: Carole Teagle, Margaret Byers, Tommye Sue Carlson, Gloria Foster, and Janie McAnally
Back Row: JoAnn Allison, Jean Ann Whittington, Betty Griffin, Billie Gilcrease, and Pat Friese
Not pictured: Millie Garlington, Dollie Benoit, and Fran Hulsey

Sharing Christmas

December 18, 2015

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Seventeen bikes, three trikes, and two scooters were delivered to FUMC for Empty Stocking distribution.  The Rainbow Room, along with the Sabine County Children’s Services Board are co-sponsors of Empty Stocking.  FUMC has played an important role in all phases of this program.
Following the UMW luncheon, several members and their husbands helped unload these treasures for storage until their distribution on Tuesday, December 15.
Charlotte North, Gloria Foster, Ralph Friese, Alan White, Doug Oliver, Robert Roberson, Margaret Byers,  Arlie Broadaway, Pat Friese, Linda Leger, Jean Ann Whittington were among the helpers. (Photo by Don North.)

kid at heart

Empty Stocking Workday – FUMC – Tuesday, December 14, 2015
          Kids at heart … playing between tasks
Members of the Future Career and Community Leaders of America from Hemphill High School helped workers from FUMC and the community as bags of toys and clothing were checked and double checked before distribution on Tuesday, December 15.
FCCLA helpers 12-'15
FCCLA members are:
standing: Sharissa Bardwell, Sharon Lamb, Vernesha Holman, Aislinn Lee, Macey Impson.
bottom row: Abigail Leone, Abby Adkins, Cheyenne Childress
Other workers on Monday included Pat and Ralph Friese, Jerri Jackson, Jean Ann Whittington, Shirley Bynum, Margaret Byers, Nita LaRock, Vera Johnson, Louise Smith, Lisa Fountain, Linda Leger, Rita Davis, Billie and Jerry Gilcrease, and Gloria Foster.  Many other workers helped on various days to make this wonderful community outreach possible.  The Empty Stocking is co-sponsored by the Sabine County Children’s Services Board and the Rainbow Room.

United Methodist Women: hosting 2015 style show

November 18, 2015



Greeters Margaret and Wilmer Byers posed for our camera-girl before the 2015 Style Show and Luncheon got underway.   The Byers’s friendly smiles greeted each guest, welcoming them as they entered the fellowship hall last Friday.


The Grand Finale brings each model back into the Fellowship Hall following the second round of fashions.  The fifteen lovely models garner another round of applause as they circle the room, returning to the stage with final words from our moderator, Donna Alexander.

United Methodist Women’s Style Show

November 14, 2015


The 23rd Annual Style Show and Luncheon presented by the United Methodist Women was a huge success.  More pictures will follow .. Be sure to check our blog often!

(Video by Pennie Fergerson)