Arlene Stokes UMW Circle

Arlene Stokes is one of two circles in the Bethlehem UMW Unit. It was formed in 1961; named in honor of Arlene Stokes, wife of Rev. Charles Stokes, who pastored Bethlehem in 1944-1945, later returning to Korea to assume their missionary work. This group of ladies continues Arlene Stokes’ missionary vision by participating in UMCOR projects such as Layette, Health and School Kits, Adopt-a-Missionary at 
Brooks-Howell Home in Asheville and correspondence with a list of retired missionaries. They support UMW Mission Giving through

  • Individual Pledges to Mission
  • Gift to Mission & Gift in Memory donations
  • World Thank Offering collections
  • Special Mission Recognition donations honoring specific individuals

 

Monthly programs focus on current general issues, spiritual growth & geographic emphasis as outlined by Women’s Division, personal mission trip speakers, a summer cookout, Chrismon tree decorating at Advent. Participation in District and Conference events offer opportunities for fellowship, education and spiritual growth. Our mission efforts begin at our church doors and reach around the world.

 

Meetings: 4th Monday, 7:30PM, Church Fellowship Hall *               (* subject to change Newsletter Calendar)