CLAYBANKS UMW MEETING
October 20, 2022
President Edie Bogart opened the meeting with prayer. Eight members were present.
September minutes were read & approved. Treasurer reported a balance of $3,010.40
Our donations to missions were discussed at length. Each donation was discussed & voted upon. The ones approved are:
Muskegon Rescue Mission
White Lake Giving Tree
CURE (former International Aid)
Oceana County Medical Center (for Christmas gifts)
Every Woman’s Place
Crystal Valley Care Fund
Oceana County Council of Aging
Grand Rapids UMW Missions
Approved amount for each is $200 for a total of $2,000.00
The rest of the meeting was spent discussing the November 25th pizza party & the decorating of the church. Cinda will talk with Mitzi, who was absent, as to picking up the pizzas.
Doris Graham, Secretary
Adult Sunday School
We will begin our study for Advent on Sunday, November 20th and continue through Sunday, December 11th. This year we will use the study created by Susan Robb entitle “The Angels Of Christmas.” Our study will consist of readings, video presentations and discussions each week. Plan to be engaged with your church family during this Advent Season by participating in our Adult Sunday School Lessons.
Many thanks to all our church family for the leadership and participation in “Laity Sunday.” David Naghtin brought us a moving witness to “The Higher Power,” Kelly White brought us together in the power of prayer, Kathy Ohman kept us informed as a church family, Janice Anderson and Richard Lindell blessed us with special music, and it was great to have Jim Tanis as our Liturgist. Well done Claybanks Family!
Our food drive for the Trinity Food Bank will continue through Sunday, November 13th at which time our gifts will be taken to the Food Bank for sharing during the Holiday Season. Our Clothing Drive for Montague Elementary Students will be ongoing during the winter months with many of the items already collected being given out recently through Kathy Ohman’s leadership in sharing with the young people in our community during school time. Several blankets have arrived on our donation table for the Muskegon Rescue Mission, and we anticipate delivering all that have been collected in the beginning of December.
Advent Readings and Candle Lighting
It has always been a blessing when individuals and families have participated in our worship during Advent with Advent readings and Candle Lighting. Please let Pastor Gary know if you, your friends, or family would like to take one of our four Sunday or the Christmas Eve Advent times during worship.