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Clark Memorial UMC celebrates Women’s Day

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Dr. Princilla Morris, 8 am speaker at Clark Mem-orial UMC

Dr. Princilla Morris, 8 am speaker at Clark Mem-orial UMC

The United Methodist Women of Clark are excited to celebrate this year’s Women’s Day with the community.

On May 21, the women of Clark will be hosting their annual Women’s Day celebration at the morning worship services. With the theme ‘Living in Covenant Community,’ the women will celebrate the community at large. What is a community? How is each body, and each part necessary to create a functioning entity? The scripture used in conjunction with the theme is 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 26-27. The beginning of the verse says: “You can easily enough see how this kind of thing works by looking no further than your own body. Your body has many parts—limbs, organs, and cells—but no matter how many parts you can name, you’re still one body. It’s exactly the same with Christ. By means of his one Spirit, we all said good-bye to our partial and piecemeal lives.”

Women’s Day will be celebrated with two worship services. Clark member Princilla Evans Morris, Ph.D., will deliver the 8 am worship celebration message of unity. Special guest speaker Judge Sheila Calloway will deliver the 10:45 am message.

Dr. Princilla Evans Morris is a tenured associate professor of chemistry, executive director of The Center for Teaching and Learning and Fisk Liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

In addition to teaching and mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students, she has served as chair of the Chemistry Dept., director of graduate studies, dean of general education and graduate studies, faculty representative to the board of trustees, and executive vice president and provost. Dr. Evans Morris received her B.A. degree in biology from Fisk University, graduating summa cum laude and earning Phi Beta Kappa membership. She earned the Ph.D. in chemistry from Howard University, specializing in the area of metallo-enzyme studies. Dr. Evans Morris is a member of a number of professional organizations and has received a plethora of honors and awards for her teaching efforts.

Judge Sheila Calloway

Judge Sheila Calloway

Judge Sheila Calloway was elected in 2014 as Juvenile Court Judge. Calloway also serves as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University where she teaches both in the undergraduate and law schools.

Calloway is a native of Louisville, Ky. She came to Nashville in 1987 to attend Vanderbilt University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications in 1991 and her Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1994, both from Vanderbilt University.

After graduating form law school, Calloway worked at the Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office in both the adult system as well as the juvenile system. In 2004, she was appointed by Judge Betty Adams Green to the position of Juvenile Court Magistrate and served in that position until November 2013, when she announced her intention to run for the position of Juvenile Court Judge.
She is a member of the Temple Church under the pastorate of Darrell A. Drumwright. She is an active member of the Music Ministry, the Women’s Ministry, and a regular volunteer at the Second Harvest Food Bank.

She is married to Paul Butler Calloway, Jr. and the mother of one son, Paul Calloway III.

Clark Memorial is located at 1014 14th Ave. N. in Nashville The senior pastor is Rev. Dr. Herbert L. Lester, Jr. and the associate pastor is Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Williams.

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