The U.M.W. ends its direct year on July 31st of each year in preparation for the District Annual Meeting in September. Our unit is asked to complete annual reports advising the District, and ultimately the Conference, of its Mission Work for the year. Janet Carrico, President, called a meeting of our Unit's Executive Committee to share the highlights of submitted reports, as well as providing a time of planning for the new year (2016-17).

Financial reports were distributed reflecting all income and expenditures for the year. Mission pledges given by each member were sent directly to the District Treasurer as well as additional mission giving in support of District & Conference guidelines. In addition, we are pleased to report that our UMW Unit has distributed funds to the projects listed below. Because of your support of the sale of pecans, our unit is able to assist these missions.

Community Medical Care 500.00

WKU Wesley Foundation 100.00

UK Wesley Foundation 100.00

UofL Wesley Foundation 100.00

Loucon Training & Retreat Center 600.00

FUMC Food Pantry 800.00

Versailles Campus for Children 200.00

Mary Kendall Campus for Children 100.00

Lewis Memorial Retirement Home 100.00

Wesley Manor Retirement Home 100.00

UMCOR 800.00

Highland Elem. Backpack Program 1,000.00

Crossroads Life Center 100.00

3D Youth Program 500.00


Red Bird Mission 200.00





Both, the Jr. Handbells and Carillon Ringers will start back Sunday, September 11, 2016. Jr. Handbells will meet at 4:00 PM and Carillon Ringers will meet at 5:00 PM. If you are interested in being part of one of our handbell choirs, please contact Lisa or Todd Woodward.






The Food Pantry will pack boxes on Monday, September 12, at 1:00. Distribution will be the following Thursday, September 15, at 12:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome to help with this ministry to our community.







SEPTEMBER 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


The Barren River Healthy & Safe Aging Coalition is hosting an event on Thursday, September 8, at First Christian Church in Bowling Green. Event Features: Dr. Brian Macy -The Importance of Physical Activity, EMS Team, Free Stroke & falls assessments, Free Lunch. For more information, contact Joyce Adkins or the BRDHD 270-781-8039 ext 189.




The Carol Choir (ages 3 thru 5) and the Wesley Singers (grades 1st thru 5th) will meet at 3:00 PM every Wednesday, beginning September 14. The church bus/van will transport the children from their schools to the church. Please contact the church office or Lisa and Todd Woodward if your child plans to be part of our choir. Also, you must send your child's teachers a note giving them permission to ride the church bus.






You are invited to participate in the 8th Annual Food Drive “To the Brim” in support of Community Relief. The purpose of this food drive is to help our Community Food Panty – The Community Relief Fund, The Back Pack Program – Glasgow Housing Authority, and the Community Soup Kitchen. The Food Drive will take place Thursday, August 31 – Saturday, September 3. Volunteers will be at Wal-Mart and Houchens to collect food. For more information, call Stacy Janes at 270-651-9006.







You are invited to help Eugene Martin celebrate his 95th birthday Sunday, September 4, from 2:00-5:00 in the Family Life Center. No gifts please. Eugene has been a farmer and jack-of-all-trades and has enjoyed writing a weekly column of his memories for the Glasgow Daily Times since 2010. His daughter, Loretta, has compiled his newspaper columns into a book, A JackMAN of All Trades, which will be available at the birthday party.
Eugene and his late wife, Lula Payne Martin, have one daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Harrell Murrey, and one granddaughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Ben Lawrence of Bowling Green.
If anyone would like to send a card, Eugene’s address is 1313 Dripping Springs Road, Glasgow, KY 42141.



Dear FUMC,

David and I want to thank each of you for the prayers, cards, and phone calls he received after his recent fall. We are so blessed with a church loving family.
David and Janice Hume



Dear UMW,

Thank you to the UMW of FUMC for the contribution for mission work in memory of Sandra. She loved this group and the work it performs. Much good will be done as the projects continue.

Woody Gardner



Dear FUMC,

Thank you so much for the rose ceremony for our sweet Natalie. We are loving our little miracle up. She is such a blessing and we are thankful for her everyday. Thank you for the spoon for her as well. We love you all and feel blessed to be part of this church.


The Swaynes (Nick, Lauren & Natalie)



Dear FUMC,


Thank you so much for bringing in wash cloths on Sunday. We received over 233 wash cloths to go in Health Kits. Thank you so much for helping with this need and reaching our goal!






Dear FUMC,

Our new episcopal leader, Bishop Leonard Fairley, will be visiting the South Central District on Thursday, September 15. In the morning he will meet with a group of leaders in the district. In the afternoon from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Bishop Fairley will meet with all clergy of the district. In the evening, at 7:00 p.m., Bishop Fairley would like to meet with Laity of the district. Any layperson is welcome but we especially encourage church Lay Leaders, Pastor Parish Chairpersons, Finance Chairpersons, Treasurers and Trustee Chairpersons to attend. This is the event to which part-time pastors are also invited if you are not able to come to the afternoon meeting.

All of these gatherings will be held in the Sanctuary at Glasgow First United Methodist Church.

Grace and Peace,

Todd Love




Dear UMW,

Thank you for your gracious donation of $100.00 to Lewis Memorial Home. Our residents are so appreciative of all the small things we do for them and without your help we wouldn't be able to provide them with as many special items such as pajamas, socks, books, games, and all the other little things they love.


Vicki, Administrator

Lewis Memorial Home



Dear UMW,

On behalf of Feeding America, the Housing Authority of Glasgow would like to thank you for your generous gift of $1000.00 to the Adopt-A-Back Pack Program!

It is so touching to know that you went the extra effort to consider and sponsor children in need. This program is so important to children in Barren County. This program can't exist without the generosity of our community, groups and folks such as yourselves. Please know your gift will have a lasting impact on a hungry child.

Jennifer Bannister, MS

Housing Authority of Glasgow



Dear UMW,

Thank you so much for your very generous donation to Crossroads Life Center. What a blessing it is to have friends like you who love and support this ministry.


Teresa Purichia, Interim Exec. Director

Crossroads Life Center


Dear UMW,

We want you to know how much we appreciate your very generous gift in the amount of $100.00 to Wesley Manor Retirement Community for our Charitable Care Program. Your partnership with us enables us to continue reflecting God's love and care to the wonderful seniors who call Wesley Manor “home,” and your contribution will bring comfort and hope to the older adults we serve.

Warmest Wishes,

Jerry Hoganson, President



Dear UMW,

Community Medical Care is truly a benefit to the seniors of Barren County as we provide access to medical assistance and prescription medications. Your contribution of $500.00 was received and is much appreciated.

Thank you,

Tina Combs, CMC Office Coordinator



Dear UMW,

Thank you for your generous gift of $100, you made to the Wesley Foundation at UK. We are grateful for you. Your prayers, service, and financial support provide resources which make it possible for the Wesley foundation to advance its mission to “connect, develop, and send a new generation of Christian leaders who will make disciples of Jesus Christ and transform the world.”



Rev. William Herndon, Campus Pastor

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