Se­away Val­ley Pres­by­te­rial UCW meet­ing

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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.

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