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New year.... new opportunities

The decorations and trees are all packed away for another year. Christmas may be over but the work of Christmas has just begun. Check out the message from Howard Thurman, as shown on the cover of the current edition of the Serendipitor. The work of Christmas is to take care of all God's children wherever they may be. The residents of Brooks-Howell have spent a life time fulfilling this calling from God to be with those who are hurting, poor, suffering, struggling, hungry, imprisoned or otherwise in need of God's grace.

Now that we are retired, we continue to serve in area ministries such as ABCCM, Howeward Bound, Haywood Street Congregation, Kairos, Asheville Police Department and many others. In addition, residents volunteer many hours for favorite concerns such as accessible health care, animal welfare, earth care and too many others to name. Thousands of hours of service are donated each year.

All of this is made possible by the support of United Methodist Women and their national, regional and local support of Brooks-Howell. Without this teamwork, the retired missionaries, home missionaries, deaconesses, national staff persons and others would not have a safe community from which to live out our motto:

"Called.... Served... Serving Still"


We are thankful to be part of the connection of United Methodist Women. Through the mission giving, cards, prayers and visits from local and national United Methodist Women, we are still able to be a part of this vital missional community.


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UMW RESOURCES - Be sure to check out the resources page with links to Deaconess and Missionary stories and other materials, including a birthday list of Brooks-Howell residents.

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Owned and governed by United Methodist Women, The United Methodist Church, Brooks-Howell Home is open to retirees and staff of the United Methodist Women (formerly Women's Division), missionaries of the former National and World Divisions (now the General Board of Global Ministries) and others approved for residency. A majority of the residents are missionaries and deaconesses.


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