United in Spirit – Bake sales and Christmas with friends

The monthly news from the United Church Women of Zion United in Ashcroft.

The October meeting of the United Church Women was held in Zion United Church hall with 11 ladies in attendance.

President Lynn Lancaster opened the meeting with words of welcome. Alice Watson led us in the Devotional with a Litany whose response was “We come as co-creators of your world”, and then a reading about “Being of Use” by Marge Piercy and how even one person can make a difference from the book Leading From Within.

After receiving the agenda and perusing the Minutes, Old Business was attended to. We are holding a Bake Sale at the Cache Creek Post Office on Oct. 29 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, so please note this time and date.

Our Inter-Church Bazaar will be held Dec. 1 from noon to 2 pm in the United church hall – watch for posters and a notice in The Journal’s Coming Events column. The Hospital Auxiliary will be holding their Christmas Sale on the same day, Dec. 1, from 10 am to noon in the Ashcroft Community Hall, so if you are taking in that event, please continue on over to the United church hall for the Inter-Church Lunch, Bazaar and Bake Sale.

A Trivia Night is planned for after the New Year.

The correspondence was dealt with and newsletters were received from the Naramata Centre and the 1st United in Vancouver, about the work they do there and all the help which they give to the street people providing meals, shelter, clothing and spiritual nourishment. Two members will be going to Vancouver for a Stewardship workshop and will be taking along some needed items for 1st United.

Reta Robertson, our treasurer, circulated the financial report, and the other reports were given orally for information. Reta is also taking orders for church calendars.

Our sunshine lady, Dixie Sydia, will be moving soon so we are planning a farewell for her. She will be sorely missed.

We provided “Thinking of You” cards to the residents of The “Oasis” at the hospital to use. We will be giving them Christmas cards for their use also.

The executive of our group agreed to keep their positions, so no nominations were necessary.

Our United Church people hosted “Soups On” on Sept. 21 at the Anglican hall. Reta is still receiving Campbell Soup labels and used stamps, so thank you to all of you who save these for us as they help to provide Christian work elsewhere. Thank you again.

The next meeting will be held on Nov. 6 at 2 pm and any ladies interested in our work are most welcome to come as a visitor or join us if you like. The meeting was closed with a prayer.

Phyllis Gray