United in Spirit: The blue rose

Plus the United Church Women are hosting Soup's On at St. Alban's Anglican Church hall on March 31.

Six ladies attended the March 7 meeting of the Zion United Church Women. Past president Reta Robertson welcomed everyone, and we began the meeting with the UCW purpose.

Secretary Jacklin Desrosiers led the devotional from the book God’s Little Devotional. The scripture was Psalm 141:3 (choose your words wisely). She closed with a prayer.

The agenda was adopted as written, and the minutes were adopted as amended.

Old business was next, and we evaluated the World Day of Prayer on March 3, which was prepared by the World Day of Prayer committee of the Philippines.

It was well-attended, informative, and enjoyed by all. We were pleased with Barbara Roden’s write-up of the event in The Journal the day before. Thank you, Barbara!

Easter cards were handed in to give to the residents of long-term care at the hospital for their use.

Hilda Drinkwater read an article called “A Blue Rose”, about a man who had gone to the store to purchase items for his wife.

There he saw a young man who he wondered about, and struck up a conversation with him.

The young man, upon answering his questions, turned to his mother for verification of his answers.

The mother told the man she was so pleased that he had spoken with her son, and how much it had meant to them.

She pointed out that her son was a “blue rose” in God’s garden. You never know when a few kind words will gladden the heart of someone else.

A few more Campbell’s soup labels and used stamps were handed in, so thank you to those who save these for us. They all help with Christian work elsewhere.

Soup’s On will be hosted by Zion United Church on Friday, March 31 in the Anglican Church Hall.

We then paused for a time of refreshment and fellowship, and reconvened with new business, where we discussed fundraising ideas. The UCW ladies agreed to do a service in the near future.

Our next meeting will be on April 4 at 2 p.m. in the United Church Hall. Two ladies offered to do the devotional and the refreshment time. After the adjournment we repeated the UCW benediction together.

We welcome any ladies who would like to join us, or just come as a visitor.