Christian Women meet

The Christian Women’s Club, which meets monthly at the Allegheny Community Center, is a part of Village Missions.

Village Missions is a nonprofit organization that works to keep struggling country churches from having to close their doors by placing pastors in those churches and provides in-home personal contacts, “Sunday schools, home and group bible studies, special youth and adult activities, vacation bible schools, and other activities”, according to its website.

Monthly meetings of the Christian Women’s Club involves a luncheon, a featured speaker, a local person with something unique to offer the community, and music.

The group offers a free nursery for those who would be unable to attend the luncheon for need of childcare.

This month’s meeting took place on Tuesday, August 9 and featured Bob Micchiche, of Jamestown, N.Y, who was there to talk about his business Deco Mesh Designs. He told the women all about creating wreaths and centerpieces out of deco mesh, and talked about how he began making the decorative items. Micchiche also gave away several wreaths and centerpieces as door prizes.

This month’s speaker was Gail Leakey, of Johnstown, Pa. Leakey presented a talk on “How to have peace without going to pieces.” She discussed the idea of calling onself a Chrisian as well as what many people think involves being a Christain as opposed to what it really means and the steps one needs to take to be a Christian according to the Bible.

Mary Highhouse sang hymns and presented the benediction at the end of the meeting.

Next month’s meeting will feature Tammy Marie, of Jamestown, NY, who will show her own custom made items, Marian Hartley, of Titusville, Pa., will speak on “A Missionary’s Life in Alaska,” and Geri Fox will provide music.

There are no membership fees or dues, according to Birdie Crandall, the chairman of the Village Missions group that puts on the Christian Women’s Club luncheons. The meetings are non-denominational opportunities for fellowship.