United in Spirit – Bean Supper date set, Soups On hosted this week

The monthly report from the Zion United Church Women in Ashcroft.

Seven U.C.W. Ladies answered the Roll Call for the first United Church Women’s meeting of 2014 on Jan. 7.

President Reta Robertson welcomed everyone on the snowy day. Phyllis Gray lead the devotional from the booklet A Present Help by Robert Wallace, titled: Love Jesus. Jesus showed us that we need to love each other and so because of his great love for us, we need to love him too. The bible reading was taken from Ephesians 6:10-18. The devotional closed with prayer.

We evaluated the Bazaar and noted some improvements that were needed. We also reviewed our holiday mailing and list and our telephone lists.

Next, we planed four our annual Friendship Tea, to be held Feb. 11 at 2 pm. Detail plans were made for this fun time of fellowship to show our appreciation for all those in our community who support us in our fundraising events throughout the year. Watch for posters and a reminder in The Ashcroft Journal’s Coming Events.

Several pieces of correspondence were dealt with, newsletters and information from Naramata Centre, R.B.C. Ministries and 1st United Church Community in Vancouver.

Reports were next: a written one from the Treasurer, and verbal reports from Sunshine, Publicity and Outreach committees. Our church will be hosting Soups On on Jan. 17 at the Anglican church hall. We still continue to collect used stamps and Campbell soup labels, which help with Christian work elsewhere. A big Thank You to all of you who save these for us.

After a short break for refreshments, we resumed with more business. We set the date of March 10 for our 69th annual Bean Supper. More publicity will follow closer to that date.

Our February meeting will be on Tues., Feb. 4 at 2 pm. Any ladies interested in our work are most welcome to join us or just come as a visitor. We closed the meeting by repeating together the Mezpah Benediction.

Phyllis Gray

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