The Purpose of The United Methodist Women

“The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.”

2017-2018 Logo Contest


Based on Philippians 4:4a (New Revised Standard Version)

We’re very excited as Holston Conference United Methodist Women prepare to develop a theme based logo to
represent our Conference throughout 2017-2018. We invite/seek/need your help and creativity.
Deadline for Entries is Wednesday, June 29th.

Even as we have continued to focus this year on our theme from John 21, Feed My Lambs, we have also been looking ahead for a new theme to inspire us for the next two years. Recently the Spiritual Enrichment Committee made the decision to make our 2017-2018 theme: Rejoice in the Lord Always! (Philippians 4:4a) This instruction is part of a beautiful passage in Philippians 4 concerning living with joy even in difficult circumstances. We found it both inspiring and uplifting. Here is that passage from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible:

4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

We invite all United Methodist Women of Holston Conference to take inspiration from this theme and create a design for a beautiful and uplifting new logo to be used on a banner and on all publications for the next two years.

Remember to make your design simple so that it can be reproduced as our banner for the next two years as well as on our website and in all our publications. We know we have many creative women in our Conference, so we challenge you to think and pray about this theme and submit your ideas to us by June 29, 2016. The rules for the design are given below and I look forward with great anticipation to hearing from you!

Donna Tisdale, Spiritual Growth Mission Coordinator

-Logo Design submissions are open to all Holston Conference United Methodist Women.
-Contestants may submit up to two (2) original entries.
-Acceptable logos should embody or portray the scripture theme from Philippians 4:4a and also incorporate “Holston Conference United Methodist Women” in some way in your logo, if at all
-It is preferable that each entry be submitted in two formats: one color copy and one black and white/grayscale copy in order that we might envision the quality of future printing.
Logo designs need to be simple in design and reproducible.
-Credits for the person(s) involved in the design of the logo shall be sent on a sheet of paper separate and apart from the logo design work. This sheet shall also include a brief explanation of the
submitted logo as well as the artist’s contact information, district and church.
-By submitting work, entrants acknowledge our right to reproduce images and showcase the winning piece on the UMW website, print materials, related digital products and to
display it at our Conference events.
-The Conference UMW Committee on Spiritual Growth will judge the entries and announce the winner at its September, 2016 Annual Meeting. Winner will be acknowledged throughout 2017-2018
in publications as it is appropriate.
-All work submitted must be the original work of the submitting artist. Holston Conference United Methodist Women accepts no legal responsibility for any copyright infringement.
-All entries will be mailed to: Donna Tisdale, 3631 Woodcrest Circle NW, Cleveland TN 37312.
-Entries should be received by Wednesday, June 29, 2016.
Logo Feed My Lambs 2015 red_copyFeed My Lambs from Original

Theme: Feed My Lambs John 21:15 based on the passage from John 21:15-17.

The artist of our logo is Debbie Watson of Christ United Methodist Church in the Knoxville District.

“This design represents Jesus as the cross and his repeated question to Peter as the heart on the cross. Jesus’ directive to Peter and to us all, “Feed My Lambs,” is at the foot of the cross where all lambs gather.”