Seaway Valley Presbyterial UCW meeting
The Seaway Valley Presbyterial UCW meeting was hosted by Maxville UCW on Sept 8, 2009 in Maxville United Church. After a lovely summer day drive we were treated juice, coffee, tea, muffins and a chance to visit and browse the book tables.
President Kim Baird opened with a reading “ The Quilt of Life” followed by the UCW repeated in unison. Carol Lee McIntosh, UCW president, welcomed everyone.
Greetings were also extended from Reverend Karen Boiven. Marie Wilkes gave a brief history of their church and drew attention to the beautiful stained glass window. Each panel depicted a lesson from the Bible.
Worship by Lois Johnson, Janet Milne and Joan McEwen Ingleside UCW. Hymns 260 and 580 were sang. Reflection “ Wisdom is Calling, A Dream of Wholeness.”
Closing Hymn was Fathers.”
President Kim introduced the guest speaker, Esther Bryant. Esther came to Canada after many years of travel with her parents who were missionaries. Years later, when she accompanied her father back for a visit, she came home with a focus on a way to share their stories. The outcome of this desire was in the Quilt of Belonging. The quilt consists of 263 blocks, each one different in design and fabric. The finished size is 10 feet high and 120 feet long. It has won many awards and hung in many museums, and in 2010 it will be at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. There is also a book available about this quilt. A short slide showed some of the interviews with dif-
“ Faith of Our ferent people from across the country from Vancouver to Newfoundland. Many thanks was extended to Esther for coming.
The new book report from Joan McEwen and Lois Johnson was informative and had everyone returning to the book room after lunch. Some titles were Fifty ways to Save the Earth by Rebecca Barnes Davis, Leave a Foot Print, Child in the Woods and Joyce Rupps’ Endearing Present; for the children Humphrey’s First Christmas and a Big Book of Bible Skits.
Louise Shaw and Agnes Campbell gave a beautiful tribute of thanks to honour the ladies of Moose Creek UCW. The closing of this unit left behind many stories of the many ways they contributed to the community.
Grace was said and everyone enjoyed their bag lunch along with delicious soup provided by Maxville UCW.
Minutes from the June meeting were passed and a recap of “ Summer Events” was given.
New business consisted of various reports. The Fall Rally Day are region one and two on Sept. 29 with potluck lunch and surprise guest speaker. Region three and four will be held in Bishops Mills on Oct. 6 with potluck lunch and guest speaker Melody Trolly.
The next Presbyterial is in Algonquin on Nov. 10. Bag lunch and guest speaker Linda Suddaby. “ Stewardship” theme.
Watch your local announcements and attend some of the various Fall dinners— good food and fellowship.
The meeting adjourned and courtesies by Kim Baird followed with benediction and wishes for a safe drive home.