Senatobia District UMW Day Apart

The Annual Spring “Day Apart” Meeting of the Senatobia District (Northwest MS) of the United Methodist Women was hosted by Como United Methodist Church last Saturday in their beautiful Church. The April day brought some forty ladies together for a time of fellowship and spiritual renewal. The ladies from Coldwater UMW provided the morning coffee and treats.  Frances Curry, District V.P., called the meeting to order and the Como UMW President Carla Crockett and Pastor Phillip Dearman opened the meeting with a special welcome.

The speaker for the day was Karen Sudduth of Olive Branch. Karen and her husband, Reverend John Sudduth, have started a new ministry in Olive Branch called Together Ministries Center. John’s failing eyesite moved the couple from the pastorate at Maples Memorial Methodist Church to this new and exciting call of the Spirit. She gave her spiritual witness with her stirring spoken words about the challenge and God’s leadership in the change in their ministry. Karen, with a Doctorate in Music from the University of Mississippi, also filled that beautiful old and treasured Como sanctuary with the most wonderful music from her flute.

Following the worship period, the UMW Ladies from Como served a delicious lunch. All homemade and beautifully presented, the meal finished a day of fellowship, worship, and renewal that was truly an uplifting “Day Apart”.

day apart

Submitted by Frances Curry, V.P. Senatobia District UMW

Photo courtesy Sharon Clark, Eudora UMW

Disaster Response

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APRIL 2016


1) Local Evaluations of damage completed — 400 homes damaged in Coahoma County, 200  in Quitman.   Total of 600 families significantly impacted, most of which did not have flood insurance.

2)   Federal and state response–   Federal Disaster declared.   FEMA  and MEMA are engaged.

3)  Community  responses–   Local steering committee organized, Charlie Estess, UM, as chair.

4)  Denominational responses– Mennonite, Presbyterian, and Baptist Church mission teams are in town.

5)  UMC responses–   close to 500 flood buckets (aprx $40,000 worth of clean-up supplies)  have been received and dispersed.



1) Total of $5,000 has been raised at lst UMC to go to affected UM families.

2)  Total of $25,000 has been raised by UM businessman in town to go to individuals in community as needed.

3)  County Expo Center has been approved to house mission teams, with cots, bathrooms, and security.

4)  Local UM team ready to assist incoming teams, made largely up of retired military/construction men.

5)  I am calling UM pastors/churches asking for teams to be sent.



We need mission teams being scheduled.  Any assistance you could render would be very much appreciated. 

If you can send a team, call Wayne Winter at 662-902-9258


John Garrott


Save the Date

July 24 – Welcome Jim and Margaret Genesse reception at Senatobia First UMC 3-5

August 13 – Summer Clergy Gathering, at Hernando UMC!…..noon!

December 1 – Clergy Christmas Party!…. time and place to be determined!