By Cynthia Laird, Certified Lay Servant, Senatobia District
Photo right: These ladies received 5 Star Mission Giving certificates on behalf of their UMW units. From left to right: Mickey Sealy, Edna Cave, Nell Inman, Laura Grubbs, Frances Curry, and Pauline Scales.
On Oct. 24, 2015, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church hosted the annual meeting of the Senatobia District United Methodist Women. Rev. David Laird opened the service with a prayer, and Jeanne Liming, Pleasant Hill UMW president, welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Ruth Ann Hale, director of development and public relations of the Baddour Center, shared news of the Baddour Center, and encouraged people to schedule a visit. The Baddour Center provides a place where men and women who have mild to moderate intellectual challenges, can develop their fullest potential -- and lead happy fulfilling lives.
The Baddour Center, located in Senatobia, Mississippi, was originally the Baddour family farm. In 1978, the Baddour Center was opened with the help of the United Methodist Church. The beautiful 120 acre campus has a clinic, a chapel, a greenhouse operation, and 16 group homes for the residents.
Laura Grubbs, Senatobia District UMW president, shared news of the 2017 celebration of 150 years of United Methodist Women. Each unit was encouraged to begin gathering photos and other memorabilia as part of the scrapbooking project. Each unit will use some of these items on poster boards for the celebration.
Thanks be to God, as the UMW approaches 150 years of dedicated service to the Lord in the cause of missions!