Myrtle McHendry class meets

WEIRTON – Cove Presbyterian Church’s Myrtle McHendry Class met Tuesday at the fellowship hall to observe the holiday season with a covered-dish dinner.

President Betty Virtue welcomed 15 members and thanked hostesses Diana Durst and Enid Williams for their table decorations and favors.

Vice President Bonnie Nichols read a Christmas poem, “The Little Blind Donkey,” and offered the table grace.

Following dinner, Virtue called the meeting to order. Nominating Committee Chair Durst presented a slate of officers for the coming year, including President Bonnie Nichols, Vice President Virtue, Secretary Esten Jezerski and Treasurer Jenny VanGilder. The Rev. Ed Rudiger, Cove pastor, installed the newly elected officers.

Sunday School teacher Eleanor Cline was recognized and Rudiger offered a prayer for the class.

Van Glider and Jezerski gave reports.

Cline encouraged everyone to come to Sunday school, which meets at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. The new quarter will be Luke, where Jesus’ birth is foretold, and will begin in December.

Virtue thanked Cline for the class sending greeting cards to shut-ins and congregation members who are hospitalized.

Virtue also thanked Mission Chair Penny Mourat for the work the group did and the 12 Christmas stockings filled by class members for distribution by the Salvation Army to area children. Mourat offered a prayer of dedication for the stockings and the children who will receive them.

Durst gave a ways and means report, and Barbara Losey gave a report.

Nichols called on song leader Sue Wilson and pianist Williams to lead a sing-along of favorite Christmas carols and songs. Nichols closed this portion of the program by reading “Go Tell It On the Mountain” and encouraged the class to share the message of Jesus Christ.

Cline gave devotions. Corinne Ferguson presented Virtue with a gift of appreciation from the class.

The meeting ended with a reading of “Christmas Inspiration.”