McCabe UM Women celebrate mothers day
Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 1:38 pm
McCabe United Methodist Women will be hosting a “Celebrating Mothers” day Saturday at 10 a.m.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Cynthia Bond Hopson. She is an educator, author, Woman of Excellence and motivational speaker. Currently, she s assistant general secretary for the United Methodist Church’s general board of high education and ministry’s black college fund and ethnic concerns. Before that she was an award winning tenured journalism professor at the University of Memphis. She has been named five times to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
Her fourth book and second collection of devotions for women, “Too Many Irons in the Fire—and They’re All Smoking!!!” enjoyed rave reviews on the United Methodist Women’s reading list and was an inspired follow up to her popular “Bad Hair Days, Rainy Days and Mondays—Wisdom and Encouragement to Life a Woman’s Spirit.” She is also author of “Wiggle Tales” and “Times of Challenge and Controversy,” an account of voter registration in Haywood County, 1960-1961. Her work also appears in the “Africana Worship Series, God Delivers Me,” and her letter to First Lady Michelle Obama is one of 100 included in the bestseller, “Go, Tell Michelle, African-American Women Write to the new First Lady.” Her latest work, “I Do…Every Day, Words of Wisdom for Newlyweds and not so Newlyweds,” (May 2011) is a book of devotions for couples coauthored with her husband, Roger. She started “Touched by Grace Professional Communications Ministry” in 2002 and her areas of specialty include consulting and training in diversit and media images; women and laity empowerment and organizing retreats and workshops.
She received the B.A. in Mass Communications form Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University) in 1985, the M.S. in journalism from Murray (Ky) State University in 1989.
Published in The WCP 5.19.11