United in Spirit – Ladies prepare for service

Monthly report from the ladies of the Zion United Church Women.

Seven ladies answered the Roll Call at the May meeting of the United Church Women on May 6.

President Reta Robertson welcomed everyone. Joyce Freeman lead the devotional from a booklet There Is A Season by Betty Radford-Turcott. The theme was “come ready to be changed.” The scripture was from Isaiah 64: 4-8. We are the clay – God is the potter. We are fashioned to be useful in our lives. We need to open ourselves to the loving hand of God the potter. Joyce closed with prayer.

Old Business was next on the agenda and the first item was planning for our church service on June 1. Reta spent considerable time putting together the parts for some of us to read. Other items were dealt with.

Correspondence was gone through. Thank you cards were received from some whom we have remembered at special times in their lives. A spring newsletter from 1st United in Vancouver about their work, and an update from Carmen the missionary whom we help with her work.

A written report was handed out by our treasurer Colleen Mireau and voted on. Verbal reports were next: Dorothy Pears for sunshine, Phyllis Gray for publicity and in the absence of Hilda Drinkwater, Reta reported about archives. Reta reported verbally on our Outreach program which is collecting Campbell labels and used stamps for Christian work, and the latest news about Soups On. Thank you to those who save the labels and used stamps which are sent in for Christian work elsewhere. Keep them coming!

We then paused for refreshments and fellowship.

New Business was next and new Our Daily Bread booklets were handed out. The memorial tea for the Lehman’s service was planned for. Jacky Desrosiers will be attending the BC Conference for UCWs with Lynn Lancaster, past president, later this week.

The next meting will be June 3 at 2 pm. We welcome any ladies who would like to come as a visitor or join us to see what we are all about. The meeting adjourned and we repeated the UCW Benediction.

Phyllis Gray

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