Ashcroft U.C.W. meetings break for the summer

U.C.W. ladies plan fundraising activities and participate in regional conferences.

Eleven ladies answered the roll call at our June 5 United Church Women meeting.

President Lynn Lancaster welcomed everyone and led us in the Devotional, taken from the book, Dear Lord They Want Me to Give a Devotional by John Shroeder and Shane Goth. The topic “Beginning”was about a fellow who was impatient and built a structure without a proper foundation. Over time, the structure crumpled and fell to pieces. Everything we build should have a good foundation, be it a building or our philosophies in life. The good foundation is prayer. Lynn closed the devotion with a prayer.

On June 3 our U.C.W. led the worship for church and everything went well and from the comments we noted it was well received. We were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the U.C.W.

A Bake Sale was discussed and we decided to wait until September to plan for one.

A few pieces of correspondence were dealt with and a review was made of the BC Conference U.C.W. meeting. The National U.C.W. Anniversary celebration will be held in Ontario July 23-27. One member will be going. The Western Women’s Conference will be Sept. 28-30, ad the Retreat plus the conference is Sept. 28-Oct. 2. The theme is Sharing Stories – Changing Lives.

Reports were given: Treasurer, Sunshine, Archives, Publicity and Outreach. Reta Robertson has received several Campbell soup labels – a big thank you to those who save these for us for our Outreach program which helps with Christian work elsewhere.

Our church will be hosting Soups On at the Anglican Church on June 24.

We had our break for coffee, tea and fellowship time. Afterwards, we were asked to come up with ideas for fundraising for our September meeting. Some of us will be helping wit the Barbecue and sale at the Anglican Church on June 16.

Reta told us about the work of the U.C.W. being recognized at the conference.

Next meeting is Sept. 4 at our Zion United Church Hall, 2 pm. Any interested ladies are invited to come as a visitor or to join us. You are most welcome. We closed with the United Church Womens Prayer.

We wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe summer.

Phyllis Gray