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HELPING HANDS summer 2018

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Letter from CEO “We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that she is someone today.” 

Marie’s Story

—Stacia Tauscher, dancer and artist

I came to MCH six months ago. I’ve made a lot of progress here but I’m so ready to be back with my family! At the end of this month I get to go home to my daughter, my mom, and my nephews! I cannot wait to be reunited with my family!

During my time serving as your Methodist Children’s Homes CEO, I am continuously blown away by how God brings the right people at the right time. Over and over again, I see the Lord moving in our donors, volunteers, and staff to meet the needs of children and further the mission of MCH. Over the past two months, MCH has been focusing on further developing our strategic plan and identifying priorities for the next 12 months. It has been an amazing process resulting in a wealth of absolutely fantastic feedback and insight!

When I was 9, I fell riding my bike and got hurt. I told my mom I didn’t want to go to the doctor without my dad. I said, “If Daddy’s not here, I’m not going!” and I didn’t. My dad died a few years later and it seemed like everything changed. I wanted to numb the pain. The only way I knew how was by using drugs. I was 13 at the time. A few months later I found out I was pregnant.

With a focus on the future, it can often be a challenge to also remain in the present. The vision of MCH is to be “the national leader in providing innovative therapeutic foster care services to children and families”. This vision for the future can only be accomplished by investing in today.

When I learned I was pregnant, I stayed clean for almost a year until my baby’s father left me. I thought, “The drugs helped me feel better last time. Maybe using will help me again”. They didn’t help me. Instead, I got arrested. I went to jail and then spent my 16th birthday in rehab.

Today I serve children that have experienced complex trauma. Today I see them suffering the heartbreak of their parent’s rejection. But because of you, I also see eight youth graduating from high school or receiving their GED. I see a youth who will be serving his country in the U.S. Army, and another youth graduating with his associate’s degree this week. Already this year, I see MCH serving 91 children from 29 Mississippi counties.

Coming to MCH has helped me so much. I was able to take recovery classes for school credit, and I moved from 9th grade to 11th grade in five months. Now, because of MCH, I can start my senior year back at home with my family!

When you support the Methodist Children’s Homes, you don’t only change a child’s future but you change a child’s current situation. Your continued support allows us to plan for the future of the Methodist Children’s Homes. You are the reason we can help more children both today and tomorrow. Thank you for allowing God to use you in the lives of children who are so much in need of your help. Your support means more than you know! Only By Grace

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All of the staff members have helped me push through my difficulties. I know that at the end of the day, I could get up tomorrow and be a mess, but staff will be there to support me and help me push through. Talking to my therapist can be a big help, too. I can be angry, like ready to fight angry, and she can come talk to me and help me to be happy again. MCH has shown me how important life is, and that there are people out there that actually care about me. Soon I’ll have my daughter back. I’m going to work hard to finish high school and college. I have big plans to be a surgeon and nothing will stop me now! Because of you, Marie can be reunited with her daughter. Her family will be whole once again and full of hope for the future you helped to provide. Thank you for giving to Marie and the many children at your Methodist Children’s Homes.


A Dream Come True You don’t have to be a perfect parent, just the parent they deserve—a parent that loves them.” — Adrienne

After Adrienne introduced herself, Owen asked the question so many foster parents hope to hear, “Can I call you mommy?” From those first moments of meeting, Adrienne and Alex knew this was the child God had been leading them towards. Bringing home Owen during the Christmas season was such a wonderful answer to their prayers! “During Christmas time our house always felt so empty. This year Owen made the house feel full with his laughter and joy,” Adrienne stated. When giving advice to anyone that may be interested in fostering a child, Adrienne says, “I would recommend fostering to anyone. It’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do but it is equally rewarding. You don’t have to be a perfect parent, just the parent they deserve—a parent that loves them.” Did you know that you are making dreams come true? This happy ending began years ago with Alex and Adrienne wanting a big family. But like so many others, they struggled with infertility. After several years, they decided to try fostering a child. “When we first started the process of fostering, I had the mindset of just wanting to adopt, but then I had the realization of the child’s need to still be connected to their birth family,” Adrienne explained. “ You can’t do it for the selfish reason of wanting a child. It has to be because they need a parent!” For the past five months, Alex and Adrienne have had custody of 9-year-old Owen. When they first met on December 15, Owen was so excited. He hid behind a couch waiting for his new family to find him. He jumped out, exclaiming, “Here I am!”

Adrienne went on to say, “There is a child for everyone. Methodist Children’s Homes does a great job of finding the right child for each family.” Because of you, Alex and Adrienne are able to change Owen’s future. They have been approved to adopt Owen and he will be in his forever home! “Donors aren’t giving in vain. It’s not just a tax write off. They are making dreams come true!” Adrienne stated. Your support makes an impact on so many lives. Because of your love, prayers and generosity, God has used you to answer the prayers of Alex and Adrienne. If you are interested in becoming a foster family, please email fostercare@mchms.org.

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Youth Spotlight How did you feel on the first day you stepped on campus? I was very happy to be around new people. How do you feel about MCH now? Sometimes I have bad days, but at times I love to be here. I am glad to have a roof over my head and food on my table. Who is one person you look up to the most at MCH? I look up to my Care Manager, Mrs. Patrice. She is like my role model.

Brittany Tell me about yourself. My name is Brittany. I am 18 years old. I am a person who loves to try out new things. I am a funny person. I love to draw, dance and write poems. Tell me one thing that most people don’t know about you? Something people don’t know about me is that I can be a very shy person. How long have you lived here at MCH? I have been at MCH for 5 months.

What are your dreams and goals for the future? I want to become a social worker or a RN because I love to talk and help people. What advice can you give to the newer girls on campus? Always stay strong because a change is going to come. I would tell them, “A young lady with a weak past becomes a strong woman in the future.” What would you tell our special donors? Thanks for caring and giving your all to the kids who need love the most.

Your Graduating Class! Scentrellis lived in our Seal Boy’s Home. After graduating high school he transitioned into our Community Program. He received his Associates of Arts Degree from Hinds Community College in May. Scentrellis maintained a 3.0 GPA while attending Hinds. He plans to attend a university in the fall and major in computer engineering. We are so proud of him and all of the hard work he has put into achieving his goals! The majority of youth come to MCH two to three grade levels behind. Now, because of all that you have done EIGHT young people have graduated high school or received their GED this semester.

You are changing futures!

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2017 Outstanding Missions Group of the Year Brandon First United Methodist Church has been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Missions Group of the Year by the Methodist Children’s Homes. Brandon First UMC has supported and encouraged The Methodist Children’s Homes (MCH) for years. During 2017, they provided gifts for Christmas wish lists of 30 MCH children. Every November for many years, they have hosted Santa’s Soup Kitchen once a week for the benefit of MCH. THANK YOU for all the ways Brandon United Methodist Church continues to serve the children of MCH!

2017 Volunteer of the Year Brack Schloemer has been awarded the 2017 Volunteer of the Year by Methodist Children’s Homes. Brack is a retired CPA from Madison, MS. He has volunteered countless hours in our Finance Department. His knowledge and dedication has been an answer to prayers! For weeks on end, Brack came into the administrative offices and worked just as many hours as our employees. He played a crucial role in helping MCH get through the 2016 financial audit. Brack not only donated his time, but also encourages others to donate. He is an active member of Madison First UMC and brings a check from his Bible study class every month. “Thank you” is not enough to express the gratitude of the Methodist Children’s Homes for all that Brack has done!

Get Involved Heal with your prayers Pray for our children and staff. Heal with your resources Donate monetary gifts. Your financial support allows our children to be raised in a safe and spiritually grounded home. Join our Circle of Protection by giving as little as $1.00 per day or $30.42 per month.  Remember the children in your Will. After taking care of your family, please consider making our children part of your legacy. Bequests may be made to “The Methodist Children’s Home, Inc.”  Donate Assests. Some of our donors find that giving stock is easy and best for them. When you give a donation of stock, you do not have to pay capital gains tax on the stock. Give items from our Wish List. Heal with your time Volunteer to serve at events.  Share the story of the Methodist Children’s Homes with someone you know.

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Making a Difference

The congregation of Shiloh UMC collected much needed items from our wish list, including sheets, cleaning supplies, hangers, laundry baskets and much more! Thank you for thinking of the children at MCH!

The Music Appreciation class of the Tri-County Academy of Flora raised $583 through their class musical. These funds will go towards gift cards for the children at MCH. What a creative way to raise money and make a difference in the life of a child!

The Children’s Ministry of Coffeeville UMC came to visit us after collecting pillows for our group homes. It was such a blessing to see children caring for other children. Thank you for teaching your sweet children to give to others!

Callie Minshew was selected as the 2017-2018 Gatorade Mississippi High School Volleyball Player of the Year! She donated her $1000 Pay It Forward grant to Methodist Children’s Homes to ensure that our children have the same opportunity to achieve their dreams and follow their passions. Thanks Callie!

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The West and East Jackson Districts of the Methodist Conference came together for a work day for our entire campus. Volunteers helped with renovation of our apartments, and the Matthew house. They moved furniture into Grace House and sorted items in our thrift store. We were blessed by seeing so many churches come together to be the hands and feet of Christ.


Making a Difference

Thank you April Bigham for organizing and hosting an amazing fashion show benefitting our youth. The event raised $1,450! Plus, it was an extra exciting night for two of our young men who got to walk the runway! What a great event!

Crossgates UMC hosted their 7th annual Golf Classic benefitting MCH. Their amazing efforts came together to raise over $10,000. Their support and generosity is a true treasure for MCH. What an amazing church!

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Day of Hope The 5th Annual Day of Hope was a great event because of you! Thank you to the many volunteers that came together to help get the campus ready for the event. Our youth loved showing you their homes. New friends were made and lives were touched. Thanks for giving our youth HOPE! 

Thank you so much to everyone who donated a cake for the Day of Hope Cake Auction! It was a huge hit all because of you!

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Honor/Memorial In Honor of

(Given 5/24/17 – 5/17/18) Abbey Climer By Mr. and Mrs. John Tucker, Sr. African Methodist Church Members By Believers SSC Alden Tracy By Ms. Terrie Howell Allen Dearing By Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Lee By Mr. and Mrs. James A. Bryant Amanda Gordon By Mrs. Erica Seward Amelia W. Mockbee By Mr. David W. Mockbee Amy Whitten By Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Nicholson Andrew R. Townes By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Andy Peavy By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Anisten Tracy By Ms. Terrie Howell Ann Bartling By Mrs. Jane Leech Ann Emerson By Mrs. Nancy Darnell Ann Henley By Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henley Ann Stubblefield By Belinda B. Roark Ann Walker By Dr. and Mrs. Bill Eastman Anna Hough By Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jones Aubrey K. Lucas By Ms. Carol L. Pittman Barbara Powell By Rev. and Mrs. Don Fortenberry BeBe Carey By Mr. and Mrs. Louie Ruffin Ben Rawls By Beard’s Auto Parts Bernie Smith By Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis Betsy Perry By Ms. Brenda Cobb Betty A. Crawford By Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins M. Crawford Betty Deen By Mrs. Susan D. Keith Betty Furr By Mr. Jones B. Furr Betty Jane Chatham By Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ormon

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Betty Kilgore By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Betty Mills By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Betty Winfield By Ms. Kathy Prentice Beverly McAlilly By Mrs. Dona Porter Bill Meadows By Wesley Bible Class- Florence UMC Bill Poole By Mrs. Ruby R. Shelton Billie Anding By Wesley Bible Class- Florence UMC Billy Browne By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Bob Kirkland By Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Henry Williams Bob Norsworthy By Wesley Bible Class- Florence UMC Bob Rambo By Rev. and Mrs. David McIntosh Bob Whitehead By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Bobbie G. Wicker By Mr. and Mrs. Dale R. Green Bobbie Jean Walker By Rev. Marjorie Walker Bobby Knox By Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Nicholson Bobbye M. Henderson By Friendship Sunday SSC, Carthage UMC Bonnie Langford By Wesley Bible Class- Florence UMC Bowen Flowers By Ms. Margaret Livingston Bradley Batson By Mrs. Marjorie G. Batson Brandie Keller By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Brayden Totty By Mrs. Nancy Darnell Britton Girls Dream By Mr. Michael Britton Bruce Bartling By Ms. Alice Quimby Bruce Bartling By Ms. Margaret Hanes Bryan Jameson By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Bryan Lott By Ms. Kathy McPherson Gibson Bubba Worthen By Mr. and Mrs. John Mac Curlee

C. B. Cobb, Jr. By E. H. Anderson Charitable Trust Camille Felder By Mrs. Lucy Henley Carolyn Purvis By Mr. and Mrs. Dale Purvis Casey Baker By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Cathy Sibley By Mrs. Mernette Sibley Charles Diamond By Mr. and Mrs. James A. Bryant Charles Hensleigh By Mr. Guy Pylant Charles Marquette By Ms. Marcie Schrock Charles Mercer By Mr. and Mrs. Louie Ruffin Charles Nicholson By Mrs. Dimple G. Nicholson Charlie Felder By Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henley Cherrie Lynn Britt By Aldersgate SSC Cheryl Farr By Ms. Kathryn C. Arant Chris Hammack By Belinda B. Roark Chris McAlilly By Mr. Phillip J. Bailey Clay Leech By Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bartling Cleo Robinson By Wesley Bible Class- Florence UMC Clifton Taylor By Ms. Donna Taylor Daniel T. Mashburn By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Danielle By Ms. Frances S. Hill Darrell Brown By Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Nicholson David Felder By Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henley David Hays By Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Lipscomb David Lowery By Belinda B. Roark David Martin By Mr. Murray Nichols Dennis Mason By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall

Dillon Heggins By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Dominic Moore By Mr. and Mrs. Eric Ebers Don Garforth By Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hallock Donald Gant By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Donna M. Van Slyke By Mrs. Mary Youngblood Donnie Taylor By Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Taylor Donny Riley By Rutledge Salem United Methodist Church Dot Smith By Mr. and Mrs. Jack Alexander Drew McDowell By Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Williams Earnestine Nicholson By Mr. and Mrs. Louie Ruffin Eddie Rester By Mr. Phillip J. Bailey By Mr. Phillip J. Bailey Elaine Williamson By Ms. Janie B. Harvey Eliza Cascio By Mrs. Lucy Henley Emery Skelton By Dr. and Mrs. Bill Eastman Emori Jackson By Ms. Ellen Carraway Eric Davis By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Eric Mabowitz By Mr. and Mrs. Eric Mabowitz Estaban Alvarez By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Frances McEwen By Rev. and Mrs. James W. Spitzkeit By Mr. and Mrs. Ross E. Henley Frank Patty By Mrs. Barbara Pittman Garrett Bridges By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell George Pollitz By Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marquette George Siler By Mrs. Bryn Taylor Gertrude Broome By Mr. and Mrs. Louie Ruffin Gloria Fisher By Mr. Reed Givens Glynn Cumberland By Wesley Bible Class- Florence UMC Grand children Greatgrand By Ms. Norma P P. Caviness

Grands Caviness By Ms. Norma P P. Caviness Hap Harrington By Mr. and Mrs. David Harrington Harold Manning By Ms. Marcie Schrock By Mr. Sid Worthy Harry Donovan By Mr. and Mrs. Harry Donovan, Jr. Helen R Titler By Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ishee Henry C. Waterer By Dr. Chris Waterer Hilda Owen By Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marquette Hob Carlton By Mrs. Jeanette Thrash Howard Boone By Dr. and Mrs. James L. Waits Iris P. Boggan By Mrs. Cydney M. Foster J. C. Hubbard By Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Barrett Jack Edwards By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Jack Fry By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Jack Muirhead By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Jackie Rowell By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell James May By Ms. Janie B. Harvey Jamie Sullivan By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Jason Brown By Mrs. Margo Coleman Jasper Butler By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Jay Sullivan By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Jaycie Felder By Mrs. Lucy Henley Jean MacInnis By Mrs. Marjorie Marberry Jeff Collins By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Jeff Lawrence By Jr. High SSC, Bethlehem Church Jere Clark By Mrs. Phyllis J. Spearman Jeremy Cascio By Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henley


Honor/Memorial Jerry Gant By Ms. Paula D. Lundgren By Ms. Iris Holloway Jerry Hester By Mrs. Delaine H. Lewis Jerry Hunter By Ms. Norma Fulcher Jerry Smith By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Jerry Torrence By Mrs. Darlene Slater Jerry Welch By Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Horne Jessica Wilson By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Jim Brantley By Mrs. Brenda Brantley Jim Lightsey By Ms. Gail Fulton Jimmie Furlow By Wesley Bible Class- Florence UMC Jimmy D. Eichelberger By Mr. and Mrs. Lindsley Keeton Joaquin Garcia By Mrs. Dorothy Phillips Joey Hines By Mr. Kenneth Win John Beard By Mr. Ray Bess John Day By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell John Ferguson By Ms. Marcie Schrock John Hand By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall John Hartlein By Mr. and Mrs. Bill C. Reeves John Higginbotham By Mr. and Mrs. Larry Landrum John Howell By Mr. and Mrs. Ken C. Howell John Killebrew By Mr. and Mrs. Hembree Brandon John Lee By Wesley Bible Class- Florence UMC John Lewis By Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bartling John Lundy By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall John Owen By Ms. Brenda Cobb John Weiss By Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Williams Johnny A. Dinas By Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sellers Joseph Murphy By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell

Joy Trease By Mrs. Samantha Kalahar Joyce C. Aycock By McCondy United Methodist Church Jubilee Circle Christ United Methodist Church By Mr. and Mrs. Ken Turner Judy Allison By Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Erwin Judy Ousley By Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Owen Justin Murray By Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Cain Katherine Furr By Ms. Marcie Schrock Katherine Furr By Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marquette Katherine Furr By Dr. and Mrs. B. C. Wolverton Kathleen Rowsey By Mrs. Mona Harrison Kathryn Stephens By UMW - Julia Wesson Circle Katie Robertson By Mr. and Mrs. Johnny G. Walton Kelley Howard By Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howard Kendall Brown By Mrs. Frances K. Stringer Kendall Garraway By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Kendall Thompson and Crew Smith By Mrs. Laura Pletcher Kevin Feisel By Ms. Virginia Johnson Kim Davis By Mrs. Courtney Davis Kris Dickson By Dr. Jerry Rowzee Kris Dorr By Mr. and Mrs. Guy G. Stephenson Lacy J. Blanton By Mr. and Mrs. Kent Blanton By Ms. Janet Harris Lamar Weems By Ms. Norma Fulcher Larry Maugh By Mrs. Lee Bailey By Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Erwin By Ms. Brenda Cobb Letty Bidenharn By Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Owen Linda Harmon By Ms. Alana Harmon Linda Hehemann By Mr. David Calcote Linda Hollowell By Mrs. Allison Youngblood

Linda Lane By Ms. Gail Fulton Lou Stacey By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Lucy Henley By Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henley Luke Power By Mrs. Nancy Darnell Lynette Little By Mr. Murray Nichols By Bethlehem United Methodist Church Lynn Williams By Explorers SSC Madaline Lago By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Maggie McKee By Wesley Bible Class- Florence UMC Malcolm Outlaw By Ms. Anita L. Johnson Marc R. Phillips By Ms. Marcie Schrock Marcus A. Treadway By Mr. Marc Treadway Martha Wright By Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Mitcham Mary Alice Cascio By Mrs. Lucy Henley Mary Perry By Mrs. Delaine H. Lewis Mary Plomteaux By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Matt Woods By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Matthew Heard By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Matthew Pratt By Mrs. Lucy Henley By Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henley Maurice McDaniel By Ms. Janice Bryant Michael Hutton By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Michelle Brown By Mrs. Frances K. Stringer Mike Brian By Mr. and Mrs. Roger Tice Mike Gurbisz By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Mike McCormick By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Mike Summerford By Mr. and Mrs. Bill C. Reeves

Mildred Montague By Mrs. Karen Barber Milton Farr By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Missie Smith By Mr. Edward Guerry Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency By Mr. Sue Owen Monday Night Prayer Group By Mr. and Mrs. Ed L. Redding Mot Lyons By Mrs. Wanza Anderson Mureen Smith By Mr. Jack W. Land My children, grandchildren & greatgrands C. Caviness By Ms. Norma P P. Caviness Nancy Farrar By Mrs. Wanza Anderson Neville Vandenberg By Mrs. Evelyn L. Roberson Nona Tillman By Mrs. Nona Tillman By Mrs. Carol Leggett Norma Hubbard By Mrs. Sarah Hubbard Norman French By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Norman Hill By Ms. Frances S. Hill Opal Hall By Ms. Jamie H. Bray Othel Anding By Mrs. Frances W. Hill Pat Nelson By Ms. Janie B. Harvey Pat Noble By Mr. and Mrs. James F. Noble III Patrick Phillips By Ms. Marcie Schrock Patrick Theriot By Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henley Paul Howell By Mr. and Mrs. Ken C. Howell Phil Roberts By Mr. John Roberts Philip D. Hannon By Mrs. Virginia Carter Philip Jones By Dr. John G. Jackson, Jr. Piney Grove United Methodist Church By Rev. and Mrs. George Buell Porters Chapel United Methodist Church By Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Carlisle Prentiss M. Gordon By Dr. and Mrs. Bill Eastman By United Methodist Women By Dr. and Mrs. George G. Walker

Ralph Alderman By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Randy Henley By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Ray Boyd By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Reggie Magee By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Reid Felder By Mrs. Lucy Henley Ric Grant By Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Williams Richard Hester By Mrs. Delaine H. Lewis Rick Ebers By Mr. and Mrs. Eric Ebers Rick Garraway By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Ricky James By Mrs. Erica Stutzman Rob Foretich By Ms. Mary Foretich Robert Caine By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Robert L. Carter By Mr. and Mrs. W M. Wright Robert McBryde By Mr. and Mrs. Robert McBryde Robert O. Phillips By Mrs. Jackie Peden Robert Pearigen By Mr. and Mrs. Newt P. Harrison Robert Phillips By Ms. Marcie Schrock Robert Rowell By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Robert Watts By Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Watts Robert Whitehead By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Roger Alford By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Ronnie Musgrove By Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Nicholson Rose Pitts By Mrs. Merre T. Dorman Sam Dunaway By Ms. Janie B. Harvey Sam McNulty By Ms. Janie B. Harvey Sandra Thomas By Ms. Barbara Jackson Sarah Love By Ms. Evelyn B. Wofford Sarah McKinley By Ms. Mary P. Malone

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Honor/Memorial Schuetzle By Mr. Michael Watts Shane Loper By Mr. and Mrs. Vowell Shannon Roth By Ms. Norma Fulcher Sherry Johnston By Ms. Jamie H. Bray Sherry Jones By Mr. and Mrs. David Taylor Shirley Hargett By First United Methodist Church Charleston Sid Worthy By Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marquette Sidney Whitehurst By Mr. and Mrs. J. Carlos Smith St Paul United Methodist Church By Mr. Bob Howard St Stephens United Methodist Church By Rev. and Mrs. George Buell Staff of United Methodist Church By Mrs. J. O. Wood Stephen Sparks By Mr. and Mrs. Leslie R. Fletcher Steve Smith By Ms. Gail Fulton Steve Stelljes By Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Sneed Steven Cox By Rev. Zachery S. Cox Sue Calcote By Mr. David Calcote Sue Parker By Mr. and Mrs. Roger K. Lyles Terry Hilliard By Rev. Jim Genesse The Ministers Of St. Luke’s UMC By Mr. and Mrs. Ross E. Henley Thomas Guerry By Mr. Edward Guerry Tim Gray By Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Nicholson Tim Livingston By Ms. Margaret Livingston Tom Hailes By Ms. Carolyn Green By Ms. Carolyn Green Tommy Smith By Mr. Eddie Barnett Tony Ritter By Mrs. Ruth Humphrey Tony Ueding By Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rowell Trey Donahoe By Mrs. Emily Shafer Trey Lambert By Ms. Debra M. McCaffrey

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United Methodist Men Madison By Mr. L Scott Catington V. G. Hurt By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Vallie Burns By Mrs. Judith Kilpatrick Vivian M Presley By Ms. Evelyn B. Wofford Vivian Powell By Wesley Bible Class- Florence UMC Warren C. Black By Mr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Bond Warren Coile By Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Nicholson Will Dowling By Mrs. Mary E. Edmond Will Mayo By Belinda B. Roark Willa Floyd By Dr. and Mrs. W A. Spencer Willie G. Lane By Mr. Willie Lane, Jr. Wyman Jones By Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Nicholson Zack Rowell By Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sallis By Brandon First United Methodist Church

In Memory of

(Given 5/24/17 – 5/17/18) Alicia Carner By Mrs. Willie Bobo Allen Morgan By Mr. and Mrs. John Robertson Anita Millwood Hillenbrand By Mrs. Margaret Gray By Rev. and Mrs. Larry Creel By Ms. Ann Frayser By Pacesetters Sunday School Class By Mr. and Mrs. Alex Taylor By Mrs. M.A. Rowell By Mrs. and Mrs. Frances W Savage By Mrs. Patricia Scully By Mr. Marcello Donato By Ms. and Mrs. Tommy and Elizabeth Lyle By Mrs. Susan Cates By Ms. Ann Frayser Anita Dyer By Ms. Barbara M. Branscome Ann H. Dunbar By Mrs. Mary Youngblood Anne Purvis By Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pharr By Mrs. Neva Blake

Annie McCallum By Ebenezer United Methodist Church Ara M. Pratt By Ms. Diana Rotenberry Archie Baldwin By Ms. Bonnie Baldwin Arnita Hillenbrand Mr. Dean Permenter Barbara Price By Ms. Bobbie P. Rhodes Barksdale J. Crosland By Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Graves Ben Price By Ms. Bobbie P. Rhodes By Ms. Bobbie P. Rhodes Beth Lindsey By Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Lindsey III Bethany Boone By Dr. and Mrs. James L. Waits Bethany Boone By Mr. and Mrs. Dennis H. Perkins Betty Martin Butler By Mrs. Rosalind B. Ross Betty Hull By Mrs. Joyce Craig Aust Betty J. Godbold By Mrs. and Mr. Judy Sanders Betty Jo Smith By Dr. John G. Jackson, Jr. Betty Moore By Mr. and Mrs. Max Hutcheson Betty Roebuck By Mr. Russell D. Healy Betty Trotti By Mr. and Mrs. John Saulters Betty Upton By Mr. Haldon Kittrell Bill Johnson By Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Barrett Bill McKenzie By Dr. and Mrs. W A. Spencer By Mrs. Mona Harrison Bill Rhodes By Ms. Bobbie P. Rhodes Bill Watson By Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Dennis, Jr. Bill Zachary By Mr. William Rainey Billie Leake By Ms. Joyce R. Hall Billy Stallings By Mr. and Mrs. Mack Stallings Billy Wilbanks By Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Lampkin, Jr.

Bob Abney By Mrs. Virginia West Bob Hearin By Mr. and Mrs. Robert McBryde Bobby Rutherford By Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pharr Bobbye Henderson By Mr. Julian Gordon Bobie Ellzey Harding By Mrs. Elizabeth Essary By Ms. Mary Harding By Mrs. Esther Busby By Mr. Rodney Walker By Ms. Virginia Barrett Durham By Mrs. Helen Cook Brenda Chisholm By Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Stephenson Bret Burton By Mr. and Mrs. Max Hutcheson By Mrs. Mabeline H. Yarber Brett Walker By Mr. and Mrs. Roger Graeber Brian Case By Mr. and Mrs. George Purcell C. A. Luper By Mrs. Luran L. Buchanan Carolyn Hudson By Dr. and Mrs. Clinton Smith Carolyn Specks By Mr. and Mrs. Michael Specks Carolyn Wilson By Wilson Auto Sales, Inc. Caroyln Bushman By Mrs. Eleanor Taylor Catherine D. Sullivan By Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Sullivan Catheryn Bowman By Mr. and Mrs. Ken Ellis Celeste Sullivan By Ms. Diana Rotenberry Charlene Cotton By Mrs. Jane C. Hanes Charles R. Bobo By Mrs. Willie Bobo Charles Ridgway By Ms. Amanda Milam Charles W. Nicholson By Mrs. Dimple G. Nicholson Charles Weems By Mr. and Mrs. Hal Davison Charles Weems By Ms. Beverly A. Clark Charles Woodruff By Mr. and Mrs. William R. Woodruff Chellie Ormon By Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ormon Christine M. Freeman By Mr. James F. Freeman, Jr

Cissa Richardson By Dr. and Mrs. Joe G. Collins Clarence Swain By Ms. Sherry Swain, Ph.D. Claytine Howell By Friendship Sunday SSC, Carthage UMC Clifton Fowler By Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class Clinton H. Graves By Kiwanis Club of Starkville, Inc Connie Copeland By Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jones Connie Hodges By Friendship Sunday SSC, Carthage UMC Coy Waller By Mr. and Mrs. Jim Carnathan Craig Randall By Mr. and Mrs. John Robertson Dallas Perkins By Ms. Norma Fulcher Dan Burt By Mr. and Mrs. Wiley G. Strahan Dan McGrew By Mrs. Karen M. Wagner Danny Brett By Ms. Sarah Helen Ellison Danny Owen By State Farm Insurance David Billingsley By Mr. and Mrs. Abner C. Young David French By Mr. and Mrs. Lindsley Keeton David Linton By Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Woodruff David Mullens By Mr. and Mrs. Hembree Brandon David Swan By Mrs. Shirley Swan Deacon Millard By Ms. Grace Terpstra Dean Pearce By Wesley United Methodist Church Debbie Reid By Mrs. Patricia Triplett DeeWitt Stanley By Mrs. Betty Skinner Dell Moffat By Rev. Curtis Moffat Don Breazeale By Mrs. Betsy Ann Breazeale Donita Rouse Poothullil By Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Taylor Doris Crumbley By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall


Honor/Memorial Dorotheann Rogers By Disciples SSC Dorothy Clark By Rev. and Mrs. George Jackson Dorothy Pittman By Ms. Barbara Laing Dot Gober Primos By Mrs. Mary Youngblood Dot Lee By Mr. and Mrs. Osler A. Moore By Mr. John W. Lange Dowe Oliver By Ms. Nedra H. Ely Duck Baker By Mr. and Mrs. Dennis H. Perkins Duncan Clark By Mrs. Mary Youngblood E B Flynn By Mr. and Mrs. Charles Flynn Earl Blackwell By Mrs. Marcia Barrow Earnest Sanders By Mrs. and Mr. Judy Sanders Ed Pitts By Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pharr Edd Wilbanks By Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Lampkin, Jr. Edna A. Garforth By Mr. Ezra Garforth Edna Rigging By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Edward Ellis Gandy By Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gandy Edwina Goodman By Mr. William F. Goodman III Ella Perry By Mrs. Willie Bobo Ellen E. Treadway By Mr. Marc Treadway Ellen Y. Gunn By Mr. and Mrs. W. Dal Williamson Ercell Pickering By Mr. and Mrs. Ben Graves Ethel Jarrett By Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Graves Eva P. McEwen By Ms. Frances McEwen Evelyn Salmon Hopkins By Mrs. Evelyn L. Roberson Faye White By Disciples SSC Florence Green-Shields By Mrs. Debra Emile Fran Rester By Mr. and Mrs. Jack Alexander Frances Griffin By Ms. Barbara M. Branscome Frances Sullivan By Ms. Jan Randle

Francis G. Oglesby By Mrs. Barb Elford Frank Adams By Mr. and Mrs. John Mac Curlee Frank Wilbanks By Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Lampkin, Jr. Frederick M. Long By Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Long Gary Lomenick By Mr. and Mrs. Max Hutcheson Gaye Gordon By Mr. Julian Gordon By Odd Couples Class By Mr. and Mrs. Gene Livingston By Friendship Sunday SSC, Carthage UMC By Mr. Bobby Wilbanks Geneva Pernell By Mr. and Mrs. Robert McBryde George Antley By Mr. Eugene B. Antley George Gunn By Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Franklin By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Gina Burns By Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Burns Gladys Flynn By Mr. and Mrs. Charles Flynn Gloria Stamps By Ms. Joyce R. Hall Gordon Miller By Ms. Shirley Miller H.G. Hayes By Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Graves Hannah Kelley By Mr. and Mrs. Dennis H. Perkins Harmon E. Tillman By Moore Memorial United Methodist Church Harold L. Dennis By New Hope United Methodist Church Harold L. Dennis By Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Burns Harris C. Jones By Mrs. Myrtle M. Jones Harry P. Hoffman By Ms. Marilyn Hoffman Haywood Manning By Mr. Russell D. Healy Helen McNeely By Ms. Anita Thomas Helen Rae By Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Graves

Homer Cooskey By Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ward Howard A. Brown By The Brown Rev Trust Hugh Mathews By Rev. and Mrs. George Buell Hugh White By Friendship Sunday SSC, Carthage UMC Ida Cumbest By Mr. and Mrs. Brent Cumbest Inda Pearce By Mr. John Pearce Iris Brockinton By Mr. and Mrs. Abner C. Young Isabell Hinton By Mrs. Ella M. Moody J. C. Hubbard By Mrs. Norma Hubbard J.C. Woods By Mrs. Ernestine G. Haskins J.D. Grissom By Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Woodruff J.R. Brown By Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Graves Jack Harding By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Jack McCallum By Ebenezer United Methodist Church Jack Stokes By First United Methodist Church Ponotoc Jackie Phillips By Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Williams Jackson Woodall By Mr. Thomas M. Landrum Jacqueline Boolos By Mr. Leo Boolos, Jr. James Green By Mr. Ronnie Crook James Hilton West By Mrs. Martha Cole James L. Short By Ms. Johanna C. Short James Major Coffey By Ms. Frances S. Hill James S. Holder By Mrs. Robin Cameron James T. Kennedy By Mr. and Mrs. Timothy P. Chapman James T. Robinson By Mr. William R. Rhodes James, NC, Eva, Maebelle Pierce By Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Salvo

Janette Turner By Mr. James L. Turner Janice McGuire By Mrs. Willie Bobo Jeanne Chalk By Mr. and Mrs. James R. French Jeff Caldwell By Dr. and Mrs. Jay Hubbard (and family) Jeff Edwards Frazier By Mrs. Dianne Pickering Jeff Owen January By Mr. and Mrs. William Chesteen Jerry Long By Mr. and Mrs. B F. Anderson Jim Hudson By Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dalton Jim Pierce By Ms. Frances McEwen Jim Rose By Ms. Ada King Jimmy Phillips By Mrs. and Mr. Peggy Phillips Jo and Bill Holladay By Mr. Robert Lawson Holladay By Mr. Robert Holladay By Mr. Robert Lawson Joanna Edwards By Ms. Amanda Milam Joe Milano By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall Joe Stoner By St Matthew’s United Methodist Church Joey Carroll By Porters Chapel United Methodist Church John Fiser By Mr. and Mrs. Hembree Brandon John H. Morrow By Dr. and Dr. Ira Harvey John Lester By Mr. Joe P. Cox, Jr. John Lisenbe By Mrs. Joyce Craig Aust John M. Curlee By Mr. and Mrs. John Mac Curlee John R. Arnold By Mr. and Mrs. Murray Lindsey John Rogers By Mr. and Mrs. John Graham John Rogers By Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rogers John W. Garrard By Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Cardin By Cunningham CPAs, PLLC By Mrs. Virginia Tirey

By Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gray By Mr. and Mrs. KW Kaas By Supervalu Food Store By Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. McRae, Jr. Johnnie Rogers By Mrs. Patricia Triplett Johnnie Tripp By Collins United Methodist Church Josephine Hardy By Mr. and Mrs. Danny Mooney Joshua Dillard By Ms. Esther Hutchison Juanita Glaze By Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Davis Jule Spano By Mr. and Mrs. Milton Johnson Karan Lott By Mrs. Warren Strickland Kathy Plunkett By Mr. Lee Harding Keith Tonkel By Mr. David G. Powers and Ms. Bettie H. Cox By Mr. and Mrs. Dennis H. Perkins Kenneth Bush By Mrs. Dorothy J. Crocker Kenneth Millis By Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Lee Kent Robertson By Mrs. Stephanie Sullivan Kilroy By Mr. Brian Bennett L. R. Poole By Ms. Norma Fulcher Lance Mitchell By Mrs. Joyce Craig Aust Laurns Miller By Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Miller Laurns Miller By Mrs. Carol Miller Lawrence Long By Mrs. Mary Youngblood Leigh Garforth By Mr. and Mrs. Don Garforth Leon and Manie Ella Armstrong By Mrs. J. O. Wood Lesile Lampton By Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Blain Lewis Hatcher By Mrs. Mindy Rutherford Lillie Hannon By Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Stringer Linda G. Miller Thorton By Williamsburg United Methodist Church Linda Gail Thorton By Mr. and Mrs. Dwright McRaney

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Honor/Memorial Linda Jenkins By Ms. Miffy Woods Lois Gates By Ms. Linda Gates Loretta L. Meyer By Mr. L D. Meyer Lou W. Perritt By Mr. John E. Perritt Louise C. Faust By Mrs. Julie F. Fessler Lucy Hull By Mr. Dewayne Hull Lynette Little By Mr. and Mrs. Burl Johnson Lynn McCaskill By Mr. and Mrs. Marion L. Towery M.D. McMinn By Ms. Valerie Sullivan Maddox Ray Mitchell By Mr. and Mrs. Jake Hutchins Majorie Taylor By Belinda B. Roark Margaret Caver By Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Graves Margaret Ross By Ms. Gwen Ross Margaret S. Falkenheiner By Mrs. Lyn Falkenheiner Margie Adams By Mrs. Mary Youngblood By Mrs. Eleanor Taylor Margie Weems By Mrs. Judith Kilpatrick Marguerite Kilroy By Mr. and Mrs. Terry Bennett Marianne Jenkins By Mr. and Mrs. Dennis H. Perkins Marlene Price By Mr. and Mrs. Graham Spencer Martha Tullos Hummel By Mr. and Mrs. Robert McBryde Marvin M. Cox By Mr. and Mrs. John S. Smith Mary Ann Carter By Dr. and Mrs. C. Dunbar McCurley, Jr. Mary H. Gainey By Ms. Elizabeth Spencer Mary Harris By Mrs. Jimmie Cannon Mary Katherine Adams By Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Walters Mary L. Hamilton By Ms. Lucy H. Senter Mary L. Wiggers By Ms. Nancy Wiggers

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Mary Moore By Mr. and Mrs. Lindsley Keeton Mary Wooten By Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ward Medford Brown By Mr. Ricardo Brown Michael B. Vinson By Mr. and Mrs. John Mac Curlee Michael D. Long By Mr. and Mrs. John Long, Jr. Mike Ishee By Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Dennis, Jr. Mike Maranto By Mr. and Mrs. Vic Wyatt Mildred E. Viner By Mr. and Mrs. Stan J. Viner Miles “Jelly” C. Mitchell By Mrs. Mona Harrison Milton F. Sparrow By Mr. James M. Sparrow Mothers By Forest United Methodist Church Mr & Mrs W. W. Dannenberg By Mr. and Mrs. William L. Dannenberg Murray Hubbard By Ms. S. Clare Hubbard Myles Baggett By Mr. THOMAS FEHN Myra Parish By Ms. Doris Ellison Nan Sykes By Ms. Doris Ellison Nick Nicholson By Ms. Nancy Stevens Nolan Throton By Mr. James Thorton Ocie L. Harris By Mr. William S. Harris Opal Outzen By Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Green Opal Outzen By Mrs. Linda Miller Orafine Vanderburg By Ms. Lynn Chumbley By Mrs. Angela Smith By Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Estess, Jr. Osie Oswalt By Mr. Ernest Oswalt Patti C. Blackburn By Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ward Paul Stork By Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Graves Peggy Leigh By Mr. and Mrs. Craig Baird Perry Tyner By Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Graves Quinten J. Beattie By Mr. and Mrs. Robert

McBryde R. C. Roberts By Ms. Ada King R.A. Johnson By Mrs. Jean W. Hallman Ralph Miller By Mr. Larry Miller Reba Higdon By Mr. and Mrs. Ross Fortenberry By Mrs. Patricia Rankin By Mrs. Cherie Higdon By Mr. and Mrs. Hub King Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gray By Mrs. Benita Temple Rheda Carter By Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jones Richard Perkins By Mr. and Mrs. John Robertson RJ Whittington By Ms. Blythe Whittington Rob Caldwell By Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Williams Robert Ellerd By Mr. and Mrs. John Robertson Robert M. Brown By Mrs. and Mr. Mamie L. Brown Rodney Chamblee By Ms. Nancy Chamblee Roger Miller By Bellefontaine United Methodist Church Rosemary Ainsworth By Mr. Jerry W. Ainsworth Roy Mac Weissinger By Mrs. Barbara Pittman Ruby Logan By Mr. and Mrs. David H. Cox Ruth Adkins By Mr. Michael Hutton Sale T. Lilly By Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Lilly Sam Riddell By Mrs. Ann A. King Sammy Tedford By Mr. and Mrs. Joe R. Moore Sandra Hogue By Mrs. Carol Walker Sandra T. Perry By Mr. and Mrs. Robert McBryde Sarah Vance By Ms. Ann Carothers

Sis Sanford By Mrs. Nancy K. Ketchum Smith Heavner By Mr. and Mrs. Milton Johnson Stanley Ellis By Dr. M. Imogene Brown still born child By Mr. and Mrs. Don L. Glisson Sue Baird By Mr. and Mrs. Craig Baird By Mr. Curtis Matthews Sue Chadwick By Friendship Sunday SSC, Carthage UMC Syble Tollison By Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall T. H. Landrum By Mr. Thomas M. Landrum Tena Pellegrine By Mr. Louis J. Pellegrine Terry Phillips By Mr. and Mrs. Lindsley Keeton Thelma Gentry By Mrs. and Mr. Peggy Phillips Thelma McConnell By Mrs. Joyce Craig Aust Thomas Ely By Mr. and Mrs. Bill Robinette Thomas G. Freeny By Mrs. Barbara Heard By Ms. Grace M. Ackle By Mrs. Barbara Tynes By Mrs. Nancy Buckels By Mr. and Mrs. William Hammett By Mr. and Mrs. John Ammons By Mrs. Rhonda H. Watson Thomas Kirby By Mr. Michael-John Pope Tim Billingsley By Mr. and Mrs. Abner C. Young Tim Ford By Mr. and Mrs. Dennis H. Perkins Tom Griffith By Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Breakfield Tom Todd By Rev. and Mrs. James W. Spitzkeit By Mr. Joseph Duncan Tommy Beasley By Mr. Mallard Beasley, Jr. Valda Rae Gondreau By Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Miller By Seminary United Methodist Church Valinda Childress By Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Vanderburg

Velma Spillman By Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kennedy Verla Eiler By Ms. Ollie Tanner Virginia Leavell Morris By Mr. Fred Morris III Virginia Read By Dr. and Mrs. Dale G. Read Virginia Williams By Friendship Sunday SSC, Carthage UMC W. Edwin By Mr. and Mrs. Larry Pearson W. O. “Chet” Dillard By Ms. Esther Hutchison By Mrs. and Mrs. Paul A. Box Walter Lance By Mr. and Mrs. William R. Yordy Wanda Taylor By Ms. Virginia Johnson Wendell Gibson By Mrs. Ruth Daniel Wilburn “Buster” White By Ms. Sarah Helen Ellison William L. Russell By Mr. Julian Gordon William O. Mayfield By Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Graves Willie Jim Mitchell By Mrs. Joyce Craig Aust Willis Bethay By Fuller Enterprises, LLC Wilma Baggett By Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alderman Wilma Snow By Mrs. Patricia Triplett

Contact Trina McNair, tmcnair@ mchms.org if any changes need to be made.


Did You Know?

Summer Fun! Our next adventure is waiting! MCH youth are all geared up for a summer of fun activities. Summer gives our youth the chance to make happy memories they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. The relaxation of summer is a great time for youth to strengthen their relationships with each other and staff members.

• Six youth have graduated from high school with plans for college in the Fall • One youth has joined the U.S. Army this summer • Four youth received their GED

Plans are still being finalized but will include: • A week at camp • Trip to the beach • Passes to Geyser Falls

• One young lady is being reunited with her family, including her one year old daughter

• Fishing, canoeing, and hiking

• Brothers are set to get their own apartment as young adults this summer

• Campfires and scavenger hunts

• T  wo youth graduated with their Associate Degrees with plans for attending a 4-year university next semester

• Swimming every week

• Two youth have received driver’s licenses • One youth is now employed with the Department of Corrections

• Trip to see the MS Braves play Please consider helping us fund these and many more memories by sending a financial contribution today.

• One youth has joined JobCorp

Statistically none of these happy endings are supposed to happen for children growing up in the foster care system. Success stories are not the outcomes that society expects for foster children, especially ones who have experienced the level of trauma MCH children have faced. BUT… Through Jesus Christ, Methodist Children’s Homes provides hope and healing to hurting children in Mississippi.

Prayer of a Youth

Your support allows these young people to be more than a statistic. When you give to MCH, you are directly impacting the lives of the most vulnerable youth in our state. Make a donation today to change a child’s future!

”Please help me bring happiness to everyone around me. I’m trying my best but sometimes I have to make choices and it drives me crazy. I’m sorry I’m not always good enough” — Maggie

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MCH Summer Newsletter 2018  
MCH Summer Newsletter 2018  
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