Miriam Child Development Center Graduation

Miriam Child Development Center graduated 8 students, who will begin Kindergarten this fall.  We are proud of their progress and are glad many will continue to be with us after school in the coming semester.

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Food Pantry Inspections

The UMNC food pantry network has passed its annual food pantry inspections to qualify for the Mid-South food bank standards.  Thank you to all the volunteers that continue to take good care of our facilities and our clients.

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Miriam Rated Three Stars

We are happy to announce that Miriam Child Development Center has been rated and three star child care center again by DHS.  We would like to thank all of the teachers and staff for their continued hard work and love and care they provide the children and the facility.  Good Job!

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Mid-South Literacy Moves In

United Methodist Neighborhood Centers welcomes Mid-South Literacy to its 3rd floor offices.

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Leiland M. Duke – UMNC board member

The United Methodist Neighborhood Centers mourns the loss and celebrates the life of long time supporter and board member Leiland Duke.  Lt. Col. Duke was a member of the Germantown United Methodist Church.  The UMNC is grateful for his life and service to the community and the church.  Obituary

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The United Methodist Memphis Annual Conference

The United Methodist Neighborhood Center participated in the Memphis Conference annual conference.  We had a table along with many ministries that do work in west Tennessee and Western Kentucky.

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Miriam Kids at Teen Missions

Nyijor Jok and her sister Abak Jok join Dr. Rura’s two sons Nikolai Rura and Misha Rura on a mission trip to Merritt, Island Florida.  The were all members of a Peanuts team at the Teen Missions boot camp.  They kids spent the mornings learning about the Gospel and how it share it with others and the afternoons work on a mission building project for the grounds of the camp.  Dr. Rura worked in the camp kitchen as volunteer during the week long camp.

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Miriam at St. Luke’s VBS

As a part of Miriam Child Development Center’s Summer camp for school aged child St. Luke United Methodist Church invited the kids to vacation bible school for the second year in a row.  Many of the Miriam kids come from Christian homes or attend the Neighborhood School which is a Christian school.  The kids had the opportunity to help bring food to the University cluster food pantry and really enjoyed learning new songs and playing games.  The VBS taught parallel lessons of Moses and Jesus and how some of the stories from these lives apply to our own.

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Miriam to the Zoo: Pre-K and Toddler Ones

Today, the Pre-K and the one year old classroom got to visit the Memphis Zoo.  With four strollers full of happy toddlers and some very excited 4 and 5 year olds the Miriam kids set out to discover the wilds of Overton Park’s some exotic residents.  We started in Cat Country and thoroughly enjoyed the free fly area in the bird house.   We took it slow and didn’t get to see everything but did get to see lots of animals that were out and about in the beautiful spring weather.

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The Dentist Comes to Miriam

Firestone Dental Group came to Miriam as a part of the “Nellie’s Kids Dental Outreach Program”  Dr. Payne came and examined all of the children’s teeth for cavities, gave a fluoride treatment talked about dental care and prescribed any follow up treatment that was needed.   The kids also got a cute hand painted flower on their hand for being great patients.  Thank you Dr. Payne for caring for our kids and thank you kids for taking care of your bodies!

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