Pay attention to your blessings

Ten ladies attended the Apr. 5 meeting of the United Church Women. In the absence of Lynn Lancaster, vice president Reta Robertson chaired the meeting. She opened with a prayer.

Dixie Sydia led the devotional from the booklet “Dear Lord They Want Me to Give the Devotional” by John D. Schroeder and Shane Groth. The message being that we need to pay attention to the wealth that God has given to us, the blessings of friends, our families, our homes and the love of others. She ended with prayer.

Our old business was dealt with next and we evaluated the Bean Supper. First of all, it was a very successful event mainly because of all the help we had from our community friends who not only helped with the work but also provided food and attended the supper. We are much appreciative of all those who helped and supported us. Thank you so much. We discussed a few things we need to improve on for next year.

The World Day of Prayer was well attended and Laura Martin and her daughter Kelly gave us a first hand account of the women of Chile and their lives. It was nice to have someone who has been in this country for a while to give us a true picture of the lives of these people.

We each brought Easter cards for the residents of Jackson House to use to give to friends or family.

Two members will be attending he Volunteer Appreciation Tea at Thompson View Lodge in April. Two ladies will be attending the B.C. Women’s Conference in Vernon on April 29-30.

Our Sunshine Lady, Dixie Sydia sent out several cards either to those celebrating a birthday or some other event in their lives. Reta reported having received several Campbell soup labels and quite a few used stamps, so thank you to those who help us in this Outreach program. Our UCW ladies will be hosting Soups On in our church hall April 15 11-1 pm because of the Art Show being held at St. Alban’s Hall. Please note the change of venue – Soups On will be at Zion United Church Hall for Apr. 15 only.

We broke for refreshments at this time.

It was noted that the UCW 50th anniversary will be celebrated in Hamilton next year. Money collected for the anniversary will go to Moroqoro Women’s Training Centre in Tanzania.

We will be planning a bake sale in conjunction with our church yard sale. No date has been set yet, but watch for posters and for a notice in Coming Events in The Journal.

Next meeting is May 3 at 2 pm. We welcome any ladies to join us or come as a visitor. The meeting closed with the Mizpah Benediction.

Phyllis Grey