Monthly Archives: March 2013

Heart Song UMC Food Pantry is Open!

Heart Song UMC in Cordova opened its doors this Saturday.  They are very grateful to Curves of Cordova for donating over 600 lbs. of food to help them get started.  It is a true blessing to the church and to … Continue reading

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Easter Baskets

Miriam Child Development center distributed Easter Baskets to students this Thursday in preparation for Easter.  Every year this provides the opportunity to think and talk about Jesus and what He did for all of us on the cross, so many … Continue reading

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Lunch and Learn: TN Nutrition and Consumer Education Program

This week Ms. Rita Jackson of the UT extension office came and talked about healthy eating and shopping.  She provided the group with a lot of very useful information on meal planning and healthy shopping.  She also discussed some of … Continue reading

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The Gingerbread Man

Key woman Alice Ferina came out this Thursday to Read to the Pre-K class about the gingerbread man.  the kids really enjoyed the story and their sweet treat from Ms. Alice.   thanks to everyone that have been so involved … Continue reading

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Reading to Miriam!

Thank you to the ladies of United Methodist Women of Bartlett United Methodist Church for coming out this Holy week 2013 to read to the kids at Miriam.  Fun was had by all doing Easter crafts and story time.  Thank … Continue reading

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Annual Food Pantry Luncheon

Carol Gentry hosted the UMNC Annual Food Pantry Luncheon on Friday March 22, 2013. Representative from each of our food pantries came for some annual training and to share a simple lunch together.  Both familiar faces and and some new volunteers gathered … Continue reading

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Lunch and Learn: Reading and Talking to Children

This week Dr. Rura led the group in a discussion on reading and talking to children.  We considered some of the guidelines set out by the National Early Childhood Education Association and read through an discussed some frequently asked questions … Continue reading

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Spring Break Volunteers!

What a blessing were the students from Bishop Kelly High School in Tulsa, OK to the UMNC this Spring Break!  They spread their talent around the center volunteering in Miriam Child Development Center, the Thrift Store and the Food Pantry! … Continue reading

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Lunch and Learn: The Common Cold and Staying Hydrated

Dr. Melissa Rura shared this week on what to do about the common cold.  The group read through in formation from the Mayo clinic on some does and don’t during cold season.  We also focused on staying hydrated through the … Continue reading

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Lunch and Learn: Rev. Brent Porterfield

Rev. Brent Porterfield gave a talk about the ministries of the United Methodist Neighborhood Centers of Memphis, Inc.  He shared about the varies locations and different kinds of ministries the UMNC (umnc.org) is involved with around the city of Memphis … Continue reading

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