The ladies of the Henning Church of God held their regular monthly meeting on Jan. 13 in the church fellowship hall with Dyan Hefner as hostess. Carole Spencer presided and Rosie Blake led in prayer.
Dyan Hefner gave the devotion with scripture reference Isaiah 1:18 entitled, “The Legend of The Snowman.” The legend of Frosty depicts him as a happy and jolly snowman. In this devotion, a little boy is lost in bad weather and finds himself in front of his little country church with a snowman in front. The three round balls represent the holy trinity. The tall silk hat represents the symbol of honor. Coal eyes represent God’s constant care and he sees what is happening in our lives. His mouth shows how to be joyful and smile. The carrot nose represents a colorful world and the constant beauty that God has created. The scarf is warm and protective. The snowman’s stick arms are and open and encourages us to come to him. God is always there when we need him.
Barbara Seldomridge gave the missionary education report entitled,”The Master’s Closet.” Huber Heights Church of God in Ohio had a mission. Their mission was to help clothe students and families that could not afford clothing, especially warm clothing. This church provided free clothing and soon ran out of storage room in their church. They partnered with the local school and now store their clothing in unused classrooms according to their age group and each family is entitled to six items and one pair of shoes per month. This is an opportunity to talk and witness to each family.
Jamie Harvey gave the financial report and Pauline Perkins read last month’s minutes.
The group reported sending 117 cards, making 8 visits and making 30 phone calls. Mission’s Day will be held Jan. 31 at the 5th Avenue Church of God in Charleston. There was discussion about donations being down for the state run projects. The group voted to give $300 to the state scholarship fund and table the discussion for next month after more information is obtained on certain projects. The spring convention will be held Apr. 24 and 25 at the Crosspoint Church of God in Beckley. Prayer retreat will be held in Ripley on Sept. 18 and 19.
The yard sale dates have been set for May 2 and Sept. 12. Bean dinner dates are June 1 and Oct. 5. Arts and Craft Sale dates have been tentatively set for Mar. 13 and 14 and Nov. 13 and 14.
Next month’s project will be to bring items for the Family Resource Network that supplies items for homeless families in Greenbrier County, especially for the students in the school system.
The next meeting will be held on Feb. 10 with Kim Brookman, Donna Scott and Barb Seldomridge as hostesses. Jamie Harvey dismissed in prayer.
Attending were: August Hefner, Barb Seldomridge, Betty Lou Byers, Bonnie Dodrill, Carole Spencer, Cindy Fleshman, Dyan Hefner, Jamie Harvey, Joan Vance, Kim Brookman, Lynn Poage, Marty Burns, Pauline Perkins, Shirley Loudermilk, Stella and Maddie Dodrill and Rosie Blake.