Kingsport will host anniversary meeting of missionary council

Published 8:51 am Friday, February 9, 2018

The Women’s Missionary Council of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate its 100-year anniversary in Kingsport at the Marriott MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center.
The Centennial Executive Board Meeting will be held February 15-20. The theme is “Celebrating 100 Years and Embracing the Future.” This organization was started in Nashville in 1918 and it was felt appropriate to come back to Tennessee for this historic celebration.
The first president of the council was Dr. Mattie E. Coleman from Nashville. Current International President, Dr. Princess A. Pegues, from Bastrop, La., is the tenth president. The Council has members all over the United States, as well as in Haiti, Jamaica and Africa. The main goals of the Council are to provide service and outreach to those abroad as well as at home, to provide scholarships to those seeking higher education, and to help point souls to Christ.
“We are very excited about being in Kingsport and hope to incorporate many from the Kingsport community into our celebration. Our ribbon cutting ceremony will be Friday evening at 6 p.m. and the Grand Opening for the Conference will be at 7 p.m. At that time, those of us from Tennessee and Arkansas, the hosts of the meeting, want to extend a unique and warm welcome to the attendees from other states,” said Doris Boyd of the Council.
The week will be filled with Bible Studies, Communion Service, a review of Council history, a Town Hall Panel on current issues, a Centennial Reception and much more.
“We always believe in “leaving a city a little better than we found it.” On Monday, Feb. 19, at 11:30 a.m. we will present gifts to HOPE in Kingsport to assist them with their programs and clients they serve,” Boyd said.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox