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By Billie Jo Rose, Crawfordsville Correspondent | Jan 22, 2018

The United Church Women met Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 2 p.m. at the home of Wilma McAllister with 11 in attendance.

Wilma gave the meditation “What the New Year Will Hold” “only the all-knowing God knows. Only by God can we live successfully.”

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

Cathy Williams, secretary pro tem, read the minutes of the Dec. 12, 2017, meeting and they were approved as read.

The treasurer’s report was given by Treasurer Pat Miller and will be filed for audit.

Correspondence: Thank You notes were read from those receiving holiday boxes, and also one from a family that was served lunch following funeral services, and other thank you’s for quilts that had been distributed with the Christmas Back Packs.

Committee Reports:

It was reported some new items had been purchased for the kitchen.

Cards, Flowers and Gifts: Cathy Williams reported sending mail orders to service people affiliated with the church.

Dorcas: Wilma discussed plans for the coming year and said those organizations and persons receiving quilts were very appreciative. Donna Fletcher continues to make T-shirt dresses and curtains as mission projects.

Study & Devotions/Mission Outreach: Pauline Richardson reviewed the 2018 UCW Program Book. Work committes are still needed in June and October.

The regular offering and Least Coin offering were taken and the Fellowship of the Least Coin was read together.

The Prayer Calendar item was for the Democratic Republic of West Congo, focusing on the development of leaders of the future.

Call to Prayer and Self-Denial was presented by Clarissa Malmberg. The project: to develop leaders for the Kin-dom. The three goals are Relativity, Community and Equity.

Pat Miller brought attention to the projects the group has participated and supported financially.

New Business: Next regular meeting is March 2, World Day of Prayer here at 1:30 p.m. Program leaders will be the Study & Devotions/Mission Committee. Hostesses are Cathy Williams and Pauline Richardson. Invitations will be sent to the Ainsworth Community Church.

Dorcas will meet Jan. 22, Feb. 12 and 26 and March 12, 26 and April 9.

Work Committees: January: Ann Lewis and Tammy Lowe; February: Deb Lowe and Pat Miller; March: Cathy Williams and Ann Lewis; a and in April: Pat Miller and Clarissa Malmberg.

Spring Rummage Sale: April 26, 27 and 28. Committee: Cathy Williams, Donna Fletcher and Carol Steele.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. The Closing Creed was read in unison. Deb thanked everyone for coming and closed with a reading from Galatians 5:22-23.

Marshal Rose, former Crawfordsville resident, now of the Unite Presbyterian Home in Washington will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Friday, Feb. 2. The family is having a card shower for him. His address is: 1203 E Washington St., Washington, IA 52353.


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