1974 March 12 Lois Morse Missionary Guild
Ray Eaton, class president. A report on the flower fund was read by Mrs. Bertha Webber. Other reports of the treasurer and secretary were given by Mrs. llangsermeier and Mrs. Skinner. A card was signed by each one to send to a sick member. The meeting was closed with prayers by Mrs. Cora Spurlock and Mrs. Be.ssie Vaughn Hostesses for the evening were Mrs. Edith Price. Mrs. Bruce Gates and Mrs. B(\ssie Vaughn. I'niled Methodist Women The regular meeting of the Epworth United Women's Group was held on Wednesday, March 6, at 10 a.m., with Mrs. Obbie .Atkinson, president, presiding. presiding. Prayer was given by Mabel Yandell. The roll call was answered by 21 members. members. There were six guests present. There were 56 social concern calls made in February. The secretary's leport was read and approved. approved. The treasurer re- [)orted a balance of $44.22 after the donation to Jeffer- .son Memorial Hospital was given. The president announced announced that a financial meeting would be held at the church on iviarch 9th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Prayer calendars were discussed. Irene Quinn was appointed to cast a vote at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. I3evotions were given by Dorothy Gardner on Lent. rShe suggested that the ~ members could make Lent more meaningful by reading the first four chapters of the Book of Acts and practicing more self denial. She also gave a poem entitled "1 lousecleaning Time". A very instructive lesson was given by (dadys Ward. Irene Ward read Bible verses from the Book of Job pertaining to the lesson. Special reports were given by Margaret Bullock and Eva McCauley. Mrs. Ward closed with a special prayer. Group three, with Anna .MaiT Lively as chairman, were the hostesses for the jiot luck dinner. The decora- lions were in keeping with St. Piitrick's Day. The meeting closed with all repeating "The Lord's Prayer" in unison. Lois. Morse Missionary Guild The Lois Morse Missionary Missionary Guild of the Central Church of Christ held the regular monthly meeting last Tuesday evening, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Floyd Collins. The President, Mrs. Bob F-^dson, presided at the business business meeting. Minutes as read by the secretary, Mrs. llif Young, were approved. Treasurer Mrs. James Anderson Anderson read the treasurer's report. Correspondence was read and a committee was appomted for the Mother- Daughter Banquet. The remainder of the evening evening was devoted to honoring honoring the 18 past presidents of the guild with Mrs. Arthur Samford as program chairman. chairman. Mrs. Howard Kraps sang "Today is Mine" with Mrs. Don Shafer at the piano and Mrs. llif Young gave a very appropriate devotional on leadership and service as found in the Book of Romans. Romans. Mrs. Paul Owens recognized recognized the three charter members, Mrs. Owen Herbert Herbert Jr., Mrs. Jabe Ander- .son, and Mrs. Joe Ancona and gave honorable recognition recognition to Mrs. James Kelley, Mrs. Roger Smith and Mrs. James Green, whose names appeared in the first yearbook. yearbook. Mrs. James Gretm gave a most appropriate tribute to the past presidents using the phrase "We are Obliged." Mrs. Joe Ancona called the roll of past presidents with 11 present — Mrs. (^vven Herbert, Mrs. Jabe Anderson, Mrs. Don Shafer, Mrs. William Hall, Mrs. John • Wood, Mrs. Arthur Samford, Mrs. Floyd Collins, Collins, Mrs. James Kelley, Mrs. Jack Trotter, Mrs. koger Smith, and Mrs. Marian Marian Erb from Centralia. Mrs. James Anderson read correspondence from six former presidents, Mrs. James Apgar, Raytown, Mo., Mrs. Bland Parmenter, •Osawatomie, Kan., Mrs. Frank Ancona, Colorado Springs, Col., Mrs. Albert Hilliard, Springfield, Mrs. Ray Sampson, Clay Center, Neb., and Mrs. Ron Cornwell, Cornwell, Mt. Vernon. ' Correspondence was rcisd from Mrs. Edwin V. Hayden and Mrs. l.aVerne Morse, both living in Cincinnati, ()hio. Mrs. Hayden, wife of a former minister at Central Church of Christ, was very instrumental in organizing the guild on Nov. 22, 1949. and Mrs. Morse was for years the church's living- link missionary, and for whom the guild was named. A fitting climax to the evening's program came when the guild's first president, president, Mrs. Owen Herbert, read a history of the guild. Earlier in the evening Mrs. Hertert had presented each past president with a beautiful beautiful pink carnation and a corsage corsage to the president. Besides former past presidents, guests included Mrs. Roy Garrison, Mrs I^eslie Hughes and Mrs. William William Smith. The meeting closed with the guild benediction after which refreshments of cake and punch were served.