James 2:26(NIV) “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is also dead.”

Thirteen of our UMW members attended this year; Sharleen Bennett, Peggy Chandler, Elizabeth Duncan, Kathy Griebel, Paula Johnson, Debbie Kadzielewski, Janet LaMartina, Jeanne Lemmon, Walda Letson, Mary Ellen Parks, Jen Smith, Sarah Sweers.

“Passion, Vision, Action” – This was the theme of the 2017 Legislative Advocacy Day held at Epworth Children’s home in Columbia, S.C. A few of our speakers were Bishop Jonathan Holston; Senator Mike Flanning, S.C. District 17; Mrs. Marlene Spencer, SCCUMW President; Rev. John Holler, Epworth Children’s Home and the keynote speaker, Deaconess Clara Ester, UMW Board of Directors, V.P., UMW Racial Justice Charter Support Team, member. The focus this year was Social Action and Education in S.C. We all agreed that this was a day filled with some very interesting facts and speakers. There were approximately 300 plus women attending. Our workshops were “Human Trafficking”, Importance of Early Education for Mothers and their Children” and Public Education Legislative Issues.

Killingsworth Children’s Home. Bluffton United Methodist Women vistiting with Rev. Diane Moseley, Exec. Director of Killingsworth

Following our day at Epworth Children’s Home, we went to Killingsworth where we were greeted by Rev. Diane Moseley, Executive Director. Rev. Moseley was kind enough to give us a history and some insight into Killingsworth. She answered our questions and gave us a tour. We brought all the generous donations given by our congregation and UMW members. We also gave them $125.00 in Wal-Mart gift cards. They were much appreciated.