United Methodist Church Women

Published 8:50 am Friday, June 11, 2010

The June meeting of the United Methodist Women was opened by Merle Stensrud on the piano. She played “I Would Be True” as she had played it many times as an 8-year-old and then as of today.

Fern Urbatsch from Mary Grace circle presented Joyce Shaman who gave an inspiring message, “An Attitude of Gratitude” ending with a DVD.

The business meeting was called to order by Marcelle Ernston.

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The secretary’s report was given along with correspondence and roll call. Ruth Vermedahl gave the treasurer’s report.

Spiritual growth chairwoman, Adean Turner, read from the Upper Room an article titled “What do You See?” The Church Women United Scholarship luncheon was very successful according to Gladys Wagner. She also reported that Rachel Friedman had received one of the CWU scholarships.

Materials for various program resources have been ordered by Dorothy Balder. She also emphasized using the “Response” magazine with a new format. A book, “God Trusted a Woman,” has been added to the library.

The chairwoman emphasized the need for supporting the Salvation Army and the Red Cross in all they do in time of disaster with their cuts in financial aid. Day Apart meetings in Slayton and in Mankato on June 15 were emphasized with registration forms available. The Southern Prairie District “Introduction to Studies” sessions will be Aug. 10 at Luverne and in the evening at Blue Earth.

The group voted to donate $25 to REACT for cookies on July 4th at the Interstate 35 Travel Information Center. Judy Kary reminded the group of the brunch on July 20 following the church service being put on by UMW. This is in place of the former bazaar to be able to support local and foreign mission work. Members are needed to help and all are encouraged to bring friends and family.

The July 7 regular meeting will be at 10 a.m. preceded by coffee.

Hope Circle served lunch.