United Presbyterian Women
Three circles of United Presbyterian Women had to cancel their January meetings. Circle IV met in the Campbell Room at the United Presbyterian Home on Jan. 8, at 9:15 a.m. Jane Cuddeback was hostess to six members. Addy Sents opened the meeting by reading the Least Coin prayer. Members donated money for general missions, Hamakua Place and the Least Coin.
Betty Beenblossom reported getting six Christmas gifts for people in the Health Center. Addy announced that Circle V will provide the birthday cake at the Birthday Luncheon on Feb. 5, at 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall of the United Presbyterian Church. Circle IV is in charge of the program, “Women and the Church.” Those attending should bring their own place setting, a dish to pass and money for the birthday offering for missions.
Circle IV made arrangements for the monthly hymn/sing and for the monthly birthday party at the Health Center. Addy, Betty, Jane and Julia Gamon will provide refreshments for the party.
Betty began devotions with information about the San Fernando, Calif. Presbytery. They are working on the problem of homelessness, trying to reduce the number of adults and children who are at risk. She read from a Bible commentary about Moses' reactions to various conflicts in his life. She ended devotions with a reading “My Angel Friends.”
Betty led the lesson about the crossing of the Red Sea by the Israelites and the way water has been a part of the church's religious heritage. Members shared baptismal experiences. The lesson closed with a group prayer.