ALFRED — Two contributions were made, one to the Good Works at Athens, and another to the Meigs Cooperative Parish Comfort Club in memory of Barbara Sargent, at a recent meeting of the Alfred United Methodist Women.
During the meeting held at Arcadia Nursing Home with Mary Jo Barringer, president, presiding, a letter was read from Good Works in which they talked about what they do and their goals. Barringer announced that the UMW had received the 5-Star Giving Certificate and read a thank you note from Carol Clay Mann for the birthday card sent to her. She is a public school teacher in a rural district of NW Missouri teaching art to 7th and 9th graders.
It was reported that 210 friendship calls had been made, and it was noted that Mary Jo Buckley had selected Elva Dominguez of Dodge City , a community developer, for the prayer calendar. Janice Weber will have the March card.
Weber had the mission report from the Response magazine titled “Bright Lights.”It told of what some other UMW groups are doing, Women in Buckeye, Arizona, make quilts, blankets and stockings for children who are homeless; women in Asheville, N. C. gave a local ministry diapers needed by women there, and women in Norwood , N. C. gave a Christmas party at the Monarch Group Homes of Stanly County who serve individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Mary Jo Barringer read verses from Psalms 51 and told the story of Lent.
Weber served refreshments and Barringer gave a prayer before they were served. Another meeting is being held today with Buckley doing the program and Ruth Brooks providing refreshments. It will being held at Arcadia.