Myrtle McHendry class meets

WEIRTON – The Myrtle McHendry Class of the Cove Presbyterian Church met May 6 in the Fellowship Hall with President Bonnie Nichols welcoming 17 members and three guests.

Roxanne Berry was welcomed as a new member. The Rev. Ed Rudiger, Cove Church pastor; his wife, Debbie; and Janet Keller, speaker, were guests.

Ed Rudiger led grace, followed by a salad smorgasbord. Eleanor Cline, Roxanne Berry and Sue Wilson were hostesses. Marcia Shane decorated the tables with fresh flowers in a spring theme. Eleanor Cline donated flowers from her garden.

Enid Williams led special devotions, reading the inspiration, “How Wonderful.” She asked members to share memories or tributes to their mothers, in recognition of Mothers’ Day.

Jenny Van Gilder and Esten Jezerski gave reports. Members signed cards for those members unable to attend. Eleanor Cline designed cards, which also decorated the tables.

Nichols reminded the class a friendship luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. June 3 at the Serbian American Cultural Center located at 1000 Colliers Way. Nichols, Corinne Ferguson and Barbara Losey will serve as hostesses.

Ways and Means Chair Diana Durst reported on the group’s Rada Knives sale and other upcoming projects.

Sunday School Teacher Eleanor Cline reported on the lessons concerning fulfilling Old Testament prophecies in the New Testament. Cline encouraged members to attend Sunday school, which also includes discussing prayer concerns, church activities and Christian fellowship.

Members sang “Happy Birthday” to Penny Mourat. Members also remembered Rhadine Ross, who had a May birthday. Ross, a long-time member and treasurer, died last year.

Following the business meeting, Keller performed as “Minnie Pearl,” donning a flowered hat and wrap-around apron. Chester resident Keller has been a humorist and storyteller for more than 50 years. She is a member of the Nazarene Church, where she teaches a class at which she often performs as Biblical characters including, most recently, Queen Esther.

Keller also is a librarian. She has seven children and 26 grandchildren.

Nichols thanked Keller for her performance and closed the meeting with a poem on friendship.