The Ladies of the Henning Church of God met on Tuesday, Apr. 13, in the church fellowship for their regular monthly meeting. The group has not met for one year, except for Christmas due to Covid-19. President Carole Spencer presided and Dyan Hefner led in prayer.
Dyan Hefner presented the devotion, “Busy as Bees, Buzzing Along,” with scripture reference Matthew 6:21, Proverbs 31 and Psalm 46:10. She said “We watch bees as they go along flying from plant to plant pollinating. They are always busy just like a virtuous woman who works with her hands, rises early and takes care of her household. How much do we accomplish buzzing along? Do we have too much on our plates? During Covid-19, we had time to slow down and think. What am I busy doing? Bees have order. We should take a calendar and set out our priorities. Am I accomplishing anything for Christ? We need to determine what our treasure is and that is where our heart should be. We should slow down, get our lives in order, enjoy family and human connection.”
Barb Seldomridge brought us our missionary education report, “Lord, It’s Late, But I Can’t Sleep.” By Dorothy Nicholson. When someone is called to be a missionary, they face hardships. One of the major hardships is the language barrier. Missionaries often say the wrong thing by mistake because of the new language they are learning, but with perseverance they can overcome this because of their desire to share the gospel.
Pauline Perkins read December’s minutes and Jamie Harvey gave the treasurer’s report.
The group decided to keep the same officers elected in March 2020 since the group had only one meeting during this time. The Maxwelton Ruritans will be sponsoring a blood drive at the church on Apr. 17. The group will be serving the Maxwelton Ruritans on Apr. 22.
Marty Burns reported on the mile of pennies. In March 2020, the group had $548.03 in pennies. Dreama and Wayne Ogden had saved $182 in pennies and she donated it to the group after Mr. Ogden passed away. The account has $730.03 in pennies. It takes $844.80 to make a mile of pennies. The group needs $114.77 to make a mile of pennies. This was last accomplished in 2014.
The group will have a Yard/Bake Sale on Saturday, May 1. The ladies did not have any yard sales in 2020 and have many items to sale. The ladies will sell hot dogs with the fixings, brown beans, corn bread, and many baked items. The food will be takeout only and can be eaten in the picnic shelter. The picnic shelter will contain tools, plants and garden items and the fellowship hall will have clothing, household items and etc. Masks will be required for inside the fellowship hall. The hours will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be no mark downs until the last hour of the sale.
The next meeting will be held May 11. Kim Brookman dismissed in prayer.
Attending were: Barb Seldomridge, Carole Spencer, Cindy Fleshman, Carole Spencer, Donna Scott, Dyan Hefner, Evon Persinger, Jamie Harvey, Joan Vance, Kim Brookman, Marty Burns, Patty Owens, and Pauline Perkins.