Plans for Beth­le­hem Mar­ket were made at UCW Meet­ing

The Amherst News - - COMMUNITY - Sub­mit­ted by Beth Dick­in­son

Unit 1 leader Lyn Estabrooks wel­comed 16 mem­bers to the Novem­ber meet­ing of Trin­ity-St Stephens United Church Women.

e Re ec­tion, Re­mem­ber to Re­mem­ber, re­minded us of the sacri ces of many not only on Nov. 11 but through­out the year.

It was men­tioned that if we have a café or sweet shop next year at the bre fes­ti­val we should in­vest in a guest book. We meet such in­ter­est­ing peo­ple from all around the world we should have a guest book to mark the oc­ca­sion.

Beth Dick­in­son thanked all those who brought items for dis­play, gave of their time or pro­vided gin­ger bread, (or did all three). It helped to make the event a suc­cess.

Let­ters con­tinue to be writ­ten to Amnesty In­ter­na­tional and Vera Faulkner thanked all those who sup­port this cause. She also re­ported the death of unit mem­ber Eve­lyn Smith dur­ing the month of Novem­ber. Our prayers go out to her fam­ily.

The nom­i­nat­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers, Lyn Estabrooks, Sharon Bris­tol, Glo­ria Frasier, and Jean Smith have met and were happy to re­port the slate of o cers is al­most full.

Christ­mas ow­ers for shut-ins will be de­liv­ered the rst week of De­cem­ber and we will be look­ing for vol­un­teers to help in the de­liv­er­ies.

A spe­cial thank you was ex­pressed to the wor­ship com­mit­tee, par­tic­u­larly Elaine Burke and Jean Smith for their on-go­ing and very suc­cess­ful e orts in pro­vid­ing an ex­cel­lent Sun­day ser­vice in spite of the lack of a per­ma­nent min­is­ter.

Unit re­ports were given and demon­strated how ac­tive and e ec­tive each unit con­tin­ues to be. Highlights were as fol­lows: Au­drey Copp and Ida Roode of Unit 1 each made Hope Dolls;

e On­line Auc­tion, Just In Time For Christ­mas, set up by Unit 2 is up and run­ning; Christ­mas Cheer and Christ­mas For Kids were the hot top­ics for Unit 3 at their meet­ing; Su­san Boiduk will sched­uled to speak on Health Heart at Unit 4’s meet­ing on Nov. 14.

Betty Duizer-Lo­gan of the Souper Sun­day com­mit­tee re­ported that this is our third year of o er­ing soup, rolls or bis­cuits, and dessert, once a month to church mem­bers fol­low­ing Sun­day Ser­vice. She com­mented on the re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and that the good-will o er­ing has made it pos­si­ble to sup­port sev­eral pro­jects and char­i­ties that are part of the church man­date.

Up­com­ing events for the UCW and our church in­clude:

■ Beth­le­ham Mar­ket, in­clud­ing Shin­ing Star Bak­ery, Deb­o­rah›s Deals, and Martha›s Kitchen etc. will be held on Nov. 18 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

■ e next Souper Sun­day is sched­uled for Nov. 26 fol­low­ing the church ser­vice.

■ iTrom­boni, a group of out­stand­ing trom­bon­ists will present a di­verse pro­gram in­clud­ing Ad­vent and Christ­mas mu­sic on Sat. De­cem­ber 2 at 7:30 p.m.

■ e Christ­mas lun­cheon for the United Church Women will be held on Dec. 5 at noon.

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