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United Methodist Women holds annual ‘Ladies Night Out’ event

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The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church met Thursday, May 4. It was the annual event of “Ladies Night Out.” There were 46 women present.
Barbara Harris, co-president, welcomed the women to the meeting. Virgie Wells, co-president, reminded the women of the worldwide work that the United Methodist Women accomplish. It is heart warming to know that our work continues after 150 years.
Esther Coy blessed the food. A meal catered by Kara Godman, and served by school children, very efficiently, was enjoyed by everyone.
The menu consisted of house salad, dijon chicken, green beans, scalloped potatoes, hot bread, chocolate or peanut butter cream pie, sugar free apple pie was also served.
After dinner, Janice Doan introduced the speaker, Barbara Browning, a retired school teacher, who make us laugh a lot. Browning and her helpers Barbara Florence, Leona Phillips, and Ruth Ann Cummins, lifted our hearts and minds with their stories. The women reminded us of the age old lesson, Jesus first, yourself last, and others in between. They reminded us also of the importance of setting a good example in Jesus’ name every day of our life.
Browning played the piano and they sang “Jesus and Me” and “Faith Unlocks the Door.”
The tables were decorated beautifully by Ann Ruth McLoney and Barbara Harris. Bubble Gum Petunias were in the center of each table and given as door prizes. The colors used were pink and white.
It was truly ‘Ladies Night Out’ because everyone had a good time and we didn’t have to wash the dishes. The children did a great job of serving the meal. Ticket for the meal and drawing were made by Trudy McGuire.
The next meeting will be at the home of Janice Doan on June 1 (time to be announced).
Plans are being made to honor our pastor’s wife. We are serving a belated Tea for Debbie B.