The United Methodist Women of Clark Memorial UMC will celebrate Women’s Day on May 15. At the 10:45 am worship service, the ladies of Clark will adorn the church with colors of gold, green and purple this year in celebration of their annual Women’s Day. These colors are a representation of qualities of spiritual intention. Gold is representative of wealth, prosperity and value; green is representative of growth and healing; and purple of royalty, spirituality and mystery.
These colors and their spiritual meanings coincide with the theme ‘Growing in Blessedness: Reflections of God’s Stories,’ I Corinthians 13:12.
“We are taking this opportunity to take a look at ourselves and how our individual lives are a reflection of God,” said the Women’s Day chair. “We should all take a look into the mirror and see how God is reflected by looking past our face and into our heart—and how we use our gifts to share God’s stories,” she said.
Clark looks forward to hearing from Dr. Angela (Dobbins) Huff who currently serves an ‘area assistant superintendent’ in the Cobb County School District of Georgia. She has been in the field of education since 1984. She was born to a father who was a United Methodist minister and a mother who is a retired educator.
“It seems I was destined to spread the word of hope, inspiration and motivation to all children,” said Dr. Huff.
Huff was born in Pensacola, Florida to Bill and Gwendolyn Dobbins. She obtained a B.A. in education at Clark College and then received her Master of Education and her Leadership Specialist degree from Emory University. In December of 2011 she received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi in educational leadership.
Huff has received many accomplishments in the field of education, e.g.: Teacher of the Year in 1988 at Lawrenceville Elementary School; five years in administration before becoming a principal; receiving a ranking of #20 in the state of Georgia based on test score and parental involvement; designated as the Georgia PTA Outstanding Principal of the Year; and is a contributing author for the book, 365 Meditations for Teachers by Teachers.
Angela is married to Barry G. Huff, retired after 30 years with the Department of Treasury Inspector General’s Tax Administration Office and again from Cobb County Government as an Internal Auditor.
She is a mother of three children. Meagan is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and working at Nashville State. Lauren is a graduate of the University of West Georgia and a 4th grade teacher. Evan is a second year student at Kennesaw State University.
Angela is known at Clark because her father, Rev. Bill Dobbins, served as pastor for many years and because her brother Bill Dobbins and her mother, Gwendolyn Dobbins, continue to worship and serve at Clark Memorial.
Clark Memorial UMC is located at 1014 14th Ave. N. where the pastor is Rev. Dr. Herbert Lester, Jr.