|Harpeth River District United Methodist Women||
Where Does YOUR Money Go?
My name is Debbie Miller and I am one of the new members of the Harpeth River District Leadership Team. I am the treasurer. This is the first time I have been involved with our district as an officer, outside of my own unit at Franklin First UMC. I have met some of you at the Conference & District meetings that I have been to this year. I appreciate the grace that everyone has given me as I learn this position.
I know United Methodist Women reach out to help others in many different ways.But I want to share with you what happened financially with the Harpeth River District in 2018.
But, wait … there’s more!
We also gave to what is called Supplemental Giving. Supplemental Giving encompasses the Call to Prayer & Self Denial funds, Sadie Tillman Scholarship Fund, Red Bird Mission, Bethlehem Center in Nashville, Miriam’s Promise and Rise Against Hunger, along with some others. In 2018, the Harpeth River District gave $5,258.13 to Supplemental Giving.
And then, there is the special Legacy Fund to celebrate the 150 years of United Methodist Women. This fund has been ongoing since 2014 and this year we will see the culmination of it.
The following information comes from the UMW Handbook 2017-2020.
The Legacy Fund is a forward-thinking permanent endowment with the income earned used to provide the tools, resources and personnel to distribute UMW’s grants and scholarships, coordinate with mission personnel, support technological updates such as operating systems for data and communication and more. Ensuring a regular source of support for these core expenses will free future generations to budget Mission Giving to connect directly with the needs of women, children and youth.
We all know that the primary focus of United Methodist Women is Mission; and any way we can help the women coming behind us is a move in the right direction. The Harpeth River District gave $938.68 to the Legacy Fund last year.
I also happen to know that the funds in the Harpeth River District account at the end of last year allowed us to send additional monies to the Legacy Fund, Rise Against Hunger & Bethlehem Center in Nashville. Because of your generosity, a total of $35,378.78 was given to do God’s work through Mission. Of course, this does not take into account what your unit has done. All of this Giving reflects on your hard work and desire to fulfill the Purpose and Vision of the United Methodist Women.
I look forward to meeting you, working with you and seeing what we can do in 2019!
~ ! HAPPY150th UMW ! ~
March 23, 2019
11th Annual Songwriters’ Night
Sponsored by the
Brentwood United Methodist Women
Friday, April 5th at 7 p.m.
Brentwood United Methodist Church
Contact Church Receptionist M-F or members of BUMW or Pat at 615.516.7185 for tickets.
Homemade desserts and drinks included.
Saturday, April 6
Registration ~~ 9:00 a.m.
Program ~~ 9:30 a.m.
Mary T Newman
The Value of Women & Our Connection to the Earth
RUN for MISSION
Sunday -- April 7th -- 3 pm
Franklin First UMC
Take the Reins
Thompson Station UMW
Campaign for Children
Sunday, April 28th