Mary-Martha Circle

Charlene Stephenson is co-leader of the Mary-Martha Circle. The circle's goal is to combine the characteristics of love for Christ which was exhibited by Mary and with service to others which was exhibited by Martha.(Luke 10:38-42)

Charlene Stephenson has been active in United Methodist Women for twelve years. She seeks to follow Psalm 68:11,"The Lord gives the command; the women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host." She is proud to serve in an organization that serves women and children in need through local and global organizations. Her involvement in United Methodist Women has included service as circle leader, member of the Executive Board, and president. She prepares programs, serves as circle hostess, works for Holy Week services, and participates in fund raising activities. Charlene takes pride in having served as editor for two books completed by United Methodist Women, "Blessed Assurance," and "Christmas in the Heart." These stories were written by UMW members and friends in the community. Proceeds form sale of the books have been used to support local organizations.

The Mary-Martha Circle meets on the third Monday of most months at 10:00 am in the fellowship hall. Please join us for an interesting program, fellowship with Christian women, and opportunities to serve our Lord.  



At the June Mary Martha Circle meeting, Barbara Wilson gave a fascinating program about the battle of Tenaru.  The Battle of the Tenaru, sometimes called the Battle of the Ilu River or the Battle of Alligator Creek, was a land battle between the Imperial Japanese Army and Allied ground forces that took place on August 21, 1942 on the island of Guadalcanal during the Pacific campaign of World War II.  Barbara read her late husband, Judge Jim Wilson's own account of serving as a Marine during that battle and the injury he sustained when being shot through the helmet.  Both a fascinating story and artifacts of his service.


April Meeting

At the April meeting, Kathy Kitson did a fascinating program on Kim Phuc, the young girl none of us around during the Vietnam war whose image of her fleeing naked from a napalm attack on her village we will never forget.  The story of her journey from being that child in a picture she hated, to a beautiful Christian who has used that picture in her ministry was astonishing.


Warm Hearts Serving Cold Neighbors

Breakfast (and lunch) the Mary-Martha Circle delivered right before the snow to those seeking shelter from the cold on Jan 15th at the Maranatha Church in west Jasper, facilitated by Julie Cowen.  UMW feet on the ground in local missions.