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Crawfordsville News

By Billie Jo Rose, Crawfordsville Correspondent | Dec 26, 2017

The United Church Women met Tuesday, Dec. 12, for an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Applewood Bistro in Washington with 11 in attendance.

Following lunch, a business meeting was held.

Debbie Lowe presented the meditation “God’s Story” from the book “Small Stuff” followed by prayer.

President Lowe called the meeting to order and the Opening Creed was read in unison.

Minutes of the Nov. 14 meeting were read by Secretary Billie Jo Rose and approved as read.

The treasurer’s report was given and will be filed for audit.

Correspondence: Thank-you notes from various organizations, also, from those who had received holiday boxes and a letter from the mission in Belize.

Local Activities: A funeral luncheon had been served.

Dorcas: Wilma McAllister reported on the projects the ladies had completed this year, namely, 79 quilts completed and 146 school bags. Donna Fletcher also completed many T-shirt dresses.

Cards, flowers and gifts: A large range of cards had been sent.

Study & Devotions: The regular offering, the Least Coin offering and the Fellowship of the Least Coin was read together.

Old business: Changes in 2018 Guidelines for Giving were made.

New business: 2018 Program Books were distributed.

Upcoming Events/News Items: The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 9, and Wilma McAllister will be hostess and have meditations.

Dorcas will meet Jan. 8 and 22, Feb. 12 and 26 and March 12.

Work Committees: December: Ann Lewis and Cathy Williams and January: Ann Lewis and Tammy Lowe.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The Closing Creed was read in unison.

Lowe thanked everyone for coming and wished everyone a merry and blessed Christmas. She closed with Isaiah 9:6.

Approximately 175 signed the guest book at the retirement party honoring Janet Whiting for 43 years of service at the Peoples Savings Bank at Crawfordsville on Saturday, Dec. 16. The bank hosted the party in the Fellowship Hall of the United Church of Crawfordsville..

Janet’s husband, Ernie, of Columbus City, her son, Will and wife Mindy and son, Owen of Mirium, Missouri. and her daughter, Alyson of Riverside, Missouri. were in attendance, along with many of Janet’s siblings and nieces and nephews,and many, many friends.

Everyone wishes Jan many happy years of retirement.

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