Hello Everyone,

It’s 2019! Happy New Year! We have a full 12 months of opportunity to fulfill the needs of those less fortunate and increase our love for others. Ask God what thoughts or fears you need to “throw out” so you can fully receive all the new things He has planned for you this year as He allows our paths to cross with family, friends and strangers.

December is a busy month and the same can be said for UMW. The Dec. 1st General Meeting was a time for reflection and hope starting with an informative talk and history of Red Bird Mission and ending with a delicious lunch. The highlight was the installation of officers led by Terry Raley. It was a time to be thankful that we have many women ready to take on these leadership roles and do it to the best of their ability with God’s help. Marcia Davis was presented a certificate of thanks and flowers for her three years of service as President, and Bonnie Shelton sworn in as our new leader. Many churches do not have an organized UMW and we are thankfully aware of how blessed we are to have this active group.

As in years past a committee was charged with the difficult decision of deciding on two people to receive the Mission Recognition Award given for extraordinary service to UMW and to the church. On Dec. 9th the award and pin were presented to Pam Fuhrman and Terry Raley. Congratulations and thanks to you both.

Bazaar Buddies met in December to put together 19 bags for our shut ins and those not able to come to church. They were packed full of goodies including homemade mini loaves of various kinds of cake, Christmas cards and other thoughtful gifts. These bags are always appreciated by the recipients.

Thought for the Day: Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.

Myra Wade,
Secretary

Marcia Davis, President
Vivian Riley & Bonnie Shelton, Co-Vice Presidents
Lucille Figary, Treasurer