The Ladies of the Henning Church of God met in the fellowship hall on Tuesday, Dec. 7, for their Christmas celebration. Each member enjoyed delicious appetizers. Carole Spencer presided and Marsha Merritt led in prayer.
Dyan Hefner brought the devotion, “Leave Room for The Cream,” with scripture reference Psalm 46:10. She said some people like their coffee with a little cream and others like a little coffee with their cream. Sometimes your server forgets and does not leave room for cream and everything splashes out. This can be just like people that never say no to doing things and eventually nothing is left. They send many Christmas cards, spend money buying many gifts, returning gifts, and competing with the neighbors for Christmas decorations. They have no room for rest, to visit, to unload, and have no room to be in the presence of God. The cup of your soul can be filled to the brim. Sometimes we drink the bitter cup. God’s grace is always available. Don’t fill your cup to the brim. Rest in his presence and make time. Make sure to leave room for the cream and let Jesus speak to your heart this season.
All of the other reports were dismissed due to the Christmas celebration.
Carole reminded the group of activities of the church. Christmas caroling will take place Dec. 8 and 15, and candles and carols on Dec. 12. The group will be serving the Maxwelton Ruritans on Dec. 16. Sunday morning, Dec. 19, is the gift exchange, and that evening at 6 p.m. will be an adult play and a children’s play.
The project for next month will be to bring items for the Family Refuge Center. The group exchanged their secret pal gifts. The next meeting will be Jan. 11. Carole Spencer dismissed in prayer.
Attending were Alice Coff, Angie Scott, Barb Seldomridge, Carole Spencer, Cindy Fleshman, Carol Spencer, Donna Scott, Dyan Hefner, Joan Vance, Kim Brookman, Marsha Merritt, Marty Burns, Patty Owens, Pauline Perkins, Peggy Seldomridge, and Pastor Robert O. Hefner, Jr.