United in Sprit – UCW prepares for Bean Supper

Phyllis Gray reports on the monthly activities of Zion's United Church Women in Ashcroft.

Nine ladies answered the roll call at our Jan. 8 meeting. Past President Reta Robertson welcomed everyone and chaired the meeting in the absence of president Lynn Lancaster.

Joyce Freeman lead the devotional fro “Program Ready” by Dorothy MacNeill. The program title was Epiphany Embers. We were reminded of the visit of the Maji to see the baby Jesus. The scripture reading was from John 1:1-9. Jesus is the true light shining in a dark world. We need to let his light shine through us to be shared with others. Joyce closed with prayer.

The agenda was approved after some additions were made.

Old business was attended to and we evaluated the Bazaar, noting that it was very successful due to the wonderful support of the community. So, a big thank you goes out to all who attended the event. We held a discussion on how to improve it for next year.

Zion United will host the World Day of Prayer to be held March 1 at 7 pm. Watch for a notice in Coming Events in The Journal.

All the reports were handed out or given verbally and it was noted that our new Sunshine Lady Dorothy Pears, with Reta assisting, was very busy these past couple of months. The soup label project now supports The Canadian Bible Society in their distribution of Bibles to prisoners. Thank you to all who save and give Reta these Campbell soup labels for this work. The reports were received for information.

We then broke for refreshments and conversation. New Business was then brought up and we were asked to bring three Valentines each for the residents of Garden Oasis to use.

We are planning our Friendship Tea for Feb. 7 at 2 pm and a funny skit is in the works. So watch for a reminder in The Journal.

Our Annual Bean Supper will be held March 11 with two sittings – 5-6 pm and 6-7 pm. Watch for posters with more information and a notice in The Journal.

Zion United Church members will be hosting “Soups On” Jan. 25 in the Anglican Hall.

Feb. 3 is the date for our next United Church Women’s meeting, 2 pm in Zion church hall. Any interested ladies are invited to join us or just come as a visitor. You will be most welcome.

Phyllis Gray