The United Church Women met Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the United Church of Crawfordsville at 2 p.m. with 11 members present.
The meditation was given by Cathy Williams. She read "The Hidden Life," a reading based on Colossians 3:17. The reading was taken from "Our Daily Bread," a devotional booklet. Persons are to use whatever talents they possess, regardless of how ordinary they may seem to be to meet the needs of others. This is a way of serving God.
The meeting was called to order by President Debbie Lowe. Members read together the UCW opening creed.
Minutes of the Dec. 10 meeting were read and approved. Treasurer Pat Miller presented the financial report. President Lowe read correspondence. Thank-you notes were received from the family of Dorothy Jones for serving the lunch following the memorial service for their mother. Thank-you notes were also read from the Washington United Presbyterian Home, Bidwell Center in Des Moines and the Wesley Foundation. Marge Davison also thanked the UCW for the box of "goodies" she had received at Christmas time.
Committee reports were given. Dorcas is now working on completing adult-sized quilts to be given to the Fellowship Cup in Mt. Pleasant. The next sewing day was set for Jan. 27.
"Sound Foundations, Sound Mission" was presented by Clarissa Malmberg, Study and Devotion/Mission Outreach Committee member. She reviewed some of the buildings and facilities used worldwide for the United Methodist Women mission projects. The Call to Prayer and Self Denial Offerings was taken to help maintain the facilities and support the cause. The Fellowship of the Least Coin Offering was recited by members and the offering taken.
During the business meeting, discussion was held regarding the church kitchen updating. UCW members were encouraged to offer suggestions. Indefinite plans were made to move present storage shelves located in the table/chair storage area to another room.
Members joined in the Closing Creed. President Lowe closed the meeting with Scripture from Romans 12:2.
Refreshments were served by the hostess Cathy Williams.
A bridal shower/brunch given by aunts and cousins was held Saturday, Jan. 18, at the United Church of Crawfordsville for Mindy Davis.
Mindy will become the bride of Jerry Driscoll on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Williamsburg.
Each person present introduced themselves and presented the bride-to-be with a gift.
Those present were the bride-to-be, Mindy, her mother, Pam Davis, sister, Arial Davis and grandmother, Joyce Letts.
Others attending were aunts, cousins and friends, including Janet Whiting, Ann Lewis, Alisha Kelley and Leah, Jill DeYarman, Joanie Kanneburg, Nancy Rugg, Chelsea Rugg, Clarissa Rugg, Angela Davis, Arial Davis, Brittany and MaKinley Davis, Carman and Peyton Davis, Dorothy Davison , Janice Flory, Amy Flory, Krista Gaal, Brooke Carter and Macie, Joanie Leichty, Claudine Capps, Anita Moore , Oma Munn,Ruth Erwin, Tammy Erwin, Joni Erwin, Patricia Miller, Lindsey Miller, Laura Schmitz , Clara Schmitz, Helen Lease and Joan Anderson.