Hunter Hynds Unit meets
Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 8:01 pm
The Hunter Hynds Unit of the United Methodist Women held its January meeting at Stanley’s Chapel UMC with 11 members present.
President Chris Cheatham opened the meeting by asking for prayer concerns followed by prayer. Everyone recited the Purpose in unison. Sandra McTurner presented the prayer calendar. The thought focused on a premise by Deaconess Cindy Johnson, “Working side by side with others to make mission work meaningful.”
Emily Haynes read the minutes and Leanne Parnell gave the treasurer’s report. Chris Cheatham’s Response Moment centered on the Good Neighbor Settlement in Brownsville, TX.
Linda Winstead gave an impressive Esther moment as she took on the persona of Esther through being in costume by wearing a jeweled headdress and speaking in the first person point of view. Kathy Forrester will present Chapter four of Esther in February.
Serena Blanton was in charge of the night’s program on “A Call to Prayer and Self-Denial.” She encouraged the members to give a monetary gift of love going for retired deaconesses in working with the marginal in society. She led the unit in a – ? and reminded the members of former church and community workers, Miss Anne McKenzie and Miss Laura Wells, who are now residents of the Brooks Harwell Home in Ashville, N.C., who served the area with such diligence and now being served through our support.
Blanton suggested that the unit turn in your birth dates in order to be prayed for with missionaries from the prayer calendar with the same birthdate so that cards may be sent. She also read “A Note of Thanks” by Max Davis taken from “Soul Matters from the Heart” and a poem by Gladys Hayes from “Serendy????”
The next meeting will be at 7 p.m., Feb. 9, at Stanley’s Chapel.