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Personalia — April 27, 2005 {0282}

Personalia — April 27, 2005 {0282}

e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service

Personalia — April 27, 2005

April 27, 2005    News media contact:  Tita Parham*    
800-282-8011     Orlando  {0282}

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Rountree elected to state CWU office
FLAGLER BEACH — Bette Rountree, a member of Flagler Beach United Methodist Church here and United Methodist Women, has been elected president-elect of Florida Church Women United.

This election means Rountree will serve as president-elect for one year and president for two years.

Church Women United (CWU) is a racially, culturally and theologically inclusive ecumenical Christian women's movement that celebrates unity in diversity and works for a world of peace and justice.

Local units in Florida work to fulfill the organization's mission through such activities as food banks, urban ministries of various kinds, supplying health kits and school kits, supporting UNICEF, supporting the movement to get better wages and working conditions for migrant workers, working with incarcerated persons and their families, helping with disaster relief and rebuilding, and making grants available for women and girls to enable them to better their lives.

Each local unit holds a minimum of three "Celebrations" each year, programs designed to encourage church women to come together in a visible fellowship, witness to their faith in Jesus Christ, and go into neighborhoods and nations as instruments of God's reconciling love.

Rountree said her goal is to improve communication and sharing across the state so women can collectively make a contribution to CWU and a difference for Christ throughout the world.

Florida United Methodists elected leaders at PAUMCS conference

Jackie Pettis of St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Brandon and Donna Kitson of Friendship United Methodist Church of Punta Gorda were elected national president for the next three years and secretary, respectively, at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries (PAUMCS) in Albuquerque, N.M., earlier this month.

Margaret Carter of Lakeland and Shannon Badgley of Winter Park were also elected to the nominating and communications committees, respectively.

The PAUMCS annual conference provides continuing education and a supportive professional network. Fifteen certified secretaries from the Florida Conference attended the conference.

The organization was established in 1982 under the General Council on Finance and Administration of the United Methodist Church. It fosters individual growth, professional development, spiritual enrichments and a certifications process for its 640-plus members.


*Parham is managing editor of e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service.