NEW CUMBERLAND - The Church Women United Executive Board met at the Oakland Presbyterian Church fellowship hall Oct. 5, with First Vice President Karen Tate welcoming members and blessing the food.
Jim Arnold, Ralph Bell, Gary Clark and Mark Harbaugh, men of the church, were the hosts.
President Olivia Carter presided over the meeting. Recording Secretary Joyce Summers submitted her report and read correspondence from Capt. Ed Long of the Hancock County Salvation Army, asking for volunteer bell ringers for the Christmas season. Telephone Chair Dee Campbell, Sunshine Chair Carol Village, Publicity Chair Isobel Bell and Treasurer JoAnn Morrison also gave reports. Registration Chair Maggie Clark noted 30 were in attendance, with 14 area churches represented.
UNICEF Chair Tate gave a presentation on the fundraiser the group has supported since 1959, noting a Pennsylvanian family began collected change for children who lost parents in World War II in 1950. Church Women will hold a Tag Day at the Weirton Shop'n Save Oct. 25 with Cove Presbyterian Church members and others collecting. Member churches also will make collections.
Citizen Action Chair Diane Pastoric spoke about the projects for snacks for the Dunbar Recreation Center.
Hospitality Chair Eleanor Cline thanked the host church and announced the World Community Day will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at the First Baptist Church located at Homewood Avenue and Adams Street. First Baptist and St. Paul Roman Catholic Church will co-host the celebration. A luncheon will follow the celebration.
Nominating Chair Summers read the 2013 slate of officers, including President Karen Tate, First Vice President Cathy Cooper, Second Vice President Nancy Sanders, Recording Secretary Carol Village and Treasurer JoAnn Morrison. They will be installed at the World Community Day Celebration.
World Community Day Coordinator Morrison met with third-year delegates to plan the service with the theme "Abiding in Community." Practice will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 1, with the choir meeting with Music Coordinator Wadeanne Nardo and Choir Director Mary Ann Groves immediately following practice.
Summers read the Fellowship of the Least Coin, "A New Nature in Christ." Members read "Smiles to Go," and Marge DiClemente lead the "Hallelujah Chorus." Namone Jeter led the closing prayer.