Kilgore Church Women met on Friday, July 27, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for their quarterly meeting; there were 32 in attendance.
The president, Carroll Bolton, welcomed everyone and Reverend Debbie Daigle opened the meeting with the invocation. Everyone enjoyed a delicious covered dish luncheon sitting at tables beautifully decorated with many different crosses.
After lunch, officer’s reports were given. Lawana Sistrunk read the minutes of the April 27, 2018 meeting and the minutes were approved as read. The treasurer’s report and a report of Meals on Wheels were given by Mrs. Bolton in the absence of Peggy Bowne.
It was reported that Kilgore Church Women will once again pay for the containers to deliver the meals, and 938 meals were delivered through July 8, 2018. Ruth Anne Camp made an announcement about the packing, transporting and passing out of school supplies.
There was no report for special projects. Sherry Lockman reported that all is going well with the nursing home birthday parties and that at the October meeting, she is hoping to be able to hand out the 2019 list of nursing home birthday parties and churches assigned to each month.
Next, Nita Beale proposed the new slate of officers for Kilgore Church Women for 2019. The following officers were proposed. President, Martha Clark; Co-Vice Presidents, Gladys Crouch and Nita Beale; Secretary, Lawana Sistrunk; Treasurer and Meals on Wheel Coordinator, Peggy Bowne; Special Projects, Mary Gaddie; Nursing Home Birthday Parties, Sherry Lockman; and Co-Publicity, Ruth Anne Camp and Linda Sartor. These officers were elected and will be installed at the October meeting.
Pam DeCeault of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church introduced the Reverend Debbie Daigle, the Vicar at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tyler. She gave a wonderful program from a devotional in the Jesus Calling devotional book.
Ms. Daigle talked about a women’s retreat “Dancing When You Don’t Hear the Music.” She also advised that everyone needs a Sabbath Time where they can go to a deserted place, a quiet place, maybe a chair in a corner or outside in nature, to talk to God and just have time to sit and listen to the quiet or to nature. She used the scripture of “Be still and know that I am God” to help one understand that it is Biblical to sit and meditate and have a quiet time.
Afterwards, Ms. Daigle was presented with a certificate of appreciation and it was announced that a donation would be made to Helping Hands in her honor.
Prayers and concerns were given for many in our community. Mrs. Bolton then announced the next meeting will be held on Oct. 26 at First Presbyterian Church and dismissed the meeting.