United in Spirit – Christmas bazaar and party plans being made

Zion United Church Women's monthly club news and activities.

Seven ladies met in Zion Church Hall for our Oct. 6 meeting. We repeated the UCW purpose together.

President Reta Robertson welcomed everyone.

Jacklyn Desrosiers led the Devotional with a reading from the book God’s Little Devotional Book for Women. The theme being “You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” Jacklyn closed with a prayer.

The Minutes of the September meeting were approved as circulated.

There will be a planning meeting with two Anglican ladies in November for the Inter Church Bazaar to be held Dec. 5 at the Anglican church hall. Watch for posters before that date and a reminder in the Ashcroft Journal’s coming events.

We have provided Thinking Of You/Thanksgiving cards for the residents of The Garden Oasis for their use.

We have cancelled the Foodless Bakesale for this year.

We received four pieces of correspondence: a newsletter from Carmen about her work in the Philippines, a First United Church Community Ministry Society, a receipt from our Daily Bread Ministries Canada and a letter from Vancouver School of Theology.

Reports were given and treasurer Colleen Mireau handed out her written report for approval. Verbal reports were next as Dorothy Pears read her sunshine report, Phyllis Gray gave hers on publicity, and Reta gave Hilda Drinkwater’s report on archives.

Reta told us about outreach, that she had received a few Campbell labels and many used stamps. Thank you to those who collect these items for us and turn them in. These go to help with Christian work elsewhere. The United Church will be hosting Soups On on Oct. 30 in the Anglican church hall.

We then paused for refreshments and a time of Fellowship.

We reconvened for New Business. We planned for a Memorial Tea in the church hall on Oct. 17. We were reminded to bring Christmas cards for the residents of Garden Oasis to use. We were also reminded of items for the December bazaar.

We made plans to decorate the church for Thanksgiving after the meeting, and we are to think about entertainment for the UCW Family Christmas Party to bring to the next meeting. We will not be ordering 2016 calendars this year.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 2 pm in the United Church hall. Joyce Freeman offered to lead the Devotional and Jacklyn and Dorothy will bring refreshments.

We closed with a special Blessing after the meeting.

Phyllis Gray