Church Women United hold meeting

WEIRTON – The Church Women United Executive Board held their April meeting at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

President Karen Tate welcomed the members and introduced new delegate Nancy Millich of First Baptist church.

There were 35 women, representing 16 churches, in attendance.

Eleanor Cline led devotions with “Miracle of Friendship,” “My Friend,” “How About the Little Things,” and “The Strange Arms of a Friend,” closing with prayer.

Treasurer JoAnn Morrison gave her report; Carol Village called roll and read the minutes; Eldora Conner reported on the organization’s magazine “Voice”; Hospitality Chair Cline thanked the hosting church; and Village was hostess.

Sunshine Chair Maggie Clark reported she sent five cards; Corresponding Secretary Helen Jeter reported the group received thank-you notes from the Dunbar Recreation Center; Erline Jones gave a report on the activities of the National Church Women United Board of Directors; Kim Weaver and Deonda Bruich gave a report on the Weirton Christian Center; and Citizen Action Chair Diane Pastoric noted clear and fragrance-free dish and laundry detergent and diapers are needed at the Lighthouse, an abuse shelter. Isobel Bell gave her publicity report.

Eloise Evans led the Fellowship of the Least Coin with “Korea,” “Creating Space for Peace” and 1 Samuel 4-44.

Helen Tate, May Friendship Day coordinator, reported the event will be held at 10 a.m. May 3 at the Oakland Presbyterian Church on Wylie Ridge Road. Second-year delegates will plan the celebration, which has the theme “Swinging Wide the Doors of Hospitality.” The theme reminds members there are many opportunities in both their faith communities and personal lives to offer hospitality.

There will be a practice at 10 a.m. May 2, with the choir meeting at 11 a.m. under the direction of Music Coordinator Wadeanne Nardo and Choir Director Mary Ellen Groves. The Weirton choir is the only such one in the state. In closing, Tate read “Easter Prayer,” “Hymn” and “May God’s Blessing Surround You.”

The next meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Colliers United Methodist Church located at 318 Pennsylvania Ave.