Our meeting began with 12 ladies in attendance. Barbara Bailey shared Devotions by reading a poem entitled Rainbows and Papayas: A Lenten Devotion. She also gave an overview of the article’s author, Lyda Pierce, a missionary who served for 20 years in Central America.
Poochie then presented our program for the evening which spoke about the subject of “Luck”. She led us in a thought-provoking exercise where we wrote down ways in which we felt we were “lucky”. It was surprising to find that many of us had very similar ideas on how we felt we were “lucky”; and many ladies felt themselves “lucky” to be involved with our UMW.
Our business meeting was conducted while we enjoyed refreshments provided by Ann Burk and Marie Phelps. Marie had made an inventory of the items we’ve collected this year for the Church World Service kits which will be assembled at our April meeting. Our goal is to produce more kits that had been done the previous year. The inventory allowed us to determine which specific items are still needed to complete the number of kits to reach our goal.
Plans are underway for our annual Mother/Daughter Tea which is scheduled to take place at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 2nd this year. Janet LaGrange has again offered to coordinate this event, with Poochie helping with activities. As time goes by, more details will be available about what items will be needed to make this a fun event for our members and guests. Any woman in the church is invited to attend.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 PM in Fellowship Hall. After a brief business meeting, we’ll begin to assemble the CWS kits. Barbara Bailey and Linda Kriss will provide refreshments.