United in Spirit – Friendship Tea was a great success

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

Eight ladies answered the roll call at the March 4 meeting of the United Church Women in the Zion church hall. The meeting was held at 1:15 pm instead of 2 pm because of the Shrove Tuesday pancake supper in our hall at 5:30. President Reta Robertson warmly welcomed everyone.

Jacklin Desrosiers lead the devotional taken from the book The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. The scripture was from Mark 10:43. We need to remember to make the most of what God has given us.

The first item of Old Business was an evaluation of the Friendship Tea. We had a good turnout and everyone enjoyed the fun, fellowship and food, so thank you to all who helped to make it a success. World Day of Prayer readers were assigned for this event in the Anglican Church Saturday, March 8 at 11 am. It was followed by a lunch in the hall.

Bean Supper plans were finalized and it is hoped we will have a good turnout.

The correspondence was dealt with – a thank you card from someone who enjoyed the Friendship Tea; A request from Action International for an email address; A request from Naramata Centre for summer help; and a generous Gift Certificate towards our dishwasher.

Reports were then given and our treasurer Colleen Mierau handed out a written report. Our sunshine lady Dorothy Pears read out her report stating she has sent out 13 cards. The publicity report was given verbally by Phyllis Gray, and Hilda Drinkwater reported on the archives update. Reta Robertson, for outreach, said that many Campbell soup labels had come in, but even more used stamps. Please keep saving us the Campbell products’ labels as they help with Christian work elsewhere. On April 25 it will be the United Church’s turn to host the Soups On in the United Church hall.

We are to bring three Easter cards each for the residents of Garden Oasis to use to our next meeting which will be Apr. 8 at 2 pm – one week later in the month because of the absence of some members.

We closed with the U.C.W. Prayer at 3 pm. Any ladies interested in coming as a visitor or to join in are most welcome.

Phyllis Gray

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