The Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church Women met on May 6, 2014 in Kimball Lounge, with Kathy Curtis presiding and Jean Thompson the recording secretary. The UCW Purpose was repeated following which members of Unit Two presented a reflection on letting go emotional and material excess baggage.
Reports were heard regarding the successful Easter Tea, at which a number of former active members were present, and the largely attended luncheon in honour of the Reverends Victor and Caroline MacLeod following their last service at Trinity-St. Stephen’s before relocating in Cape Breton.
Plans for the UCW Table at the Highland Fling and the annual Trinity-St. Stephen’s Yard Sale were reviewed.
Kathy Curtis presented the financial report and Betty Duizer-Logan read the correspondence.
Social convener Vera Faulkner advised that the UCW had catered to three funerals in April. She thanked the members who had helped clean the cupboards in the kitchen again this spring.
Judy Jonah, for the Outreach Committee of Church Council, advised that six bags of personal items for women at Autumn House would be presented on Mother’s Day. Grace Scott advised that 28 letters have been written for Amnesty International.
In Christian Life and Growth, Evelyn Bishop noted the Wong Family Bursary applications are due by May 15. Eighty-five ribbons graced pews at Easter to represent donations of food, valued at $2,125, for the Amherst Food Assistance Network.
On June 8 there will be a presentation of “Joseph and his Technicolour Dream Coat” by a visiting drama group. All attending are asked to wear ‘red’ for Pentecostal Sunday.
A lunch will be served in recognition of the Sunday School closing for the summer.
Mary Dickeson, for Literature, reported she has forwarded the subscription renewals for the Conference and Presbyterial UCW Newsletters. On June 1 the grand piano, given in loving memory of Margie MacMaster, will be dedicated.
Maritime Conference UCW Biennial was held in North Sydney April 25 to 27. Five members from Trinity-St. Stephen’s UCW attended. The new president of Maritime Conference UCW is Catherine MacLean of Sydney. Jean Smith reported on the two-day event.
Trinity-St. Stephen’s UCW is preparing to host a “May Muffin Morning” for the congregation on Saturday, May 31, beginning at 10 a.m. A good attendance is anticipated.
The meeting ended with a Fellowship Time.
UCW General meets again on June 3 at 7 p.m.
– Submitted by Marina Russell