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Plans for Bethlehem Market were made at UCW Meeting

Trinity-St. Stephen's UCW News

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

The Reflection, Remember to Remember, reminded us of the sacrifices 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 fibre 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 officers is almost full.

Christmas flowers for shut-ins will be delivered the first 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 efforts in providing an excellent Sunday service in spite of the lack of a permanent minister.

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

- The 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.

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


- Submitted by Beth Dickinson


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