Friendship Tea numbers down

United in Spirit: Zion United Church Women's monthly news

Eleven ladies answered the roll call at our May 1 meeting. Lynn Lancaster warmly welcomed everyone.

Reta Robertson led us in the Devotional Time by reading the 23rd Psalm and together we sang The Lord is my Shepherd. Her reading was from The Quiet Woman by June Bocher about the meaning of this Psalm. She closed with prayer.

Old business was attended to and we evaluated the Friendship Tea. The numbers were down, probably because of being later in the Spring than usual. It was enjoyed by those who came.

A committee was formed to do the June 3 service and we will have a meeting to plan for that. The four pillars of the U.C.W. are Witness, Study, Fellowship and Service. Join us for a time of remembering the past and present work of Zion’s United Church Women.

A newsletter from Naramata Centre stating their work and programs was read and circulated. We had an informational newsletter from Action International and prayer requests from Carmen relating to her work in Mexico. 1st United in Vancouver sent a letter telling of all the work they are doing to help the street people.

Written and verbal reports were received. Reta reported that she had received many Campbell soup labels, so we thank you very much for all of those. They help with Christian work elsewhere, so keep up the good work!

We then broke for coffee and fellowship, and afterwards, we talked about new business.

We discussed having a Bake Sale at one of the local post offices, but no dates were set.

Lynn attended the 50th anniversary of the U.C.W. and gave a report. They had expected maybe 35-40 women to attend, but 127 showed up. It was very successful. This was held at Rock Canyon Creek, just outside Princeton – a beautiful setting. Presentations were made to who how the skills of different women can be woven together to make a beautiful piece. The music and worship were exquisite and there were different activities to do. It was a very enjoyable weekend of Fellowship and worship.

Lynn closed our meeting with a humourous reading from the book, Ordinary Heros.

Any ladies who are interested, please join us for a meeting as a visitor or join us as a member. There are no dues, and you are most welcome. Our next meeting is June 5 at 2 pm in Zion Church Hall.

Phyllis Gray