Warren Women's Christian Connection recently celebrated a "Sweet Valentine" luncheon. Prayer favors were hearts, and displays read "Love is in the air."
Speaker Rosie Domes of Attica, N.Y., was born and raised on a dairy farm. She was afraid of the big bull in the barn, and that caused her to fear death, she said. Rosie and her husband met in high school and married nine years later - both of different Christian backgrounds. She was invited to a Stonecroft luncheon, and the speaker told of a family catastrophe in which they lost everything. But, they trusted God and the Bible. Rosie learned that "sin is living apart from God, but Jesus will take away our sins if we pray to be forgiven." That day, Rosie asked Jesus to come into her life to be her friend. When she told her husband, he said "I have been praying for you."
Rosie and her family have survived house fires and other mishaps (that insurance did not cover), but prayer and faith in God are all that are important in life. Rosie said, "the anecdote to fear is faith in God with Jesus as your friend." Knowing about Jesus, Rosie no longer fears death, she said.
Michelle Streich displayed and shared her homemade candy. Rosie's husband, Doug Domes, sang an Elvis love song and "For What Earthly Reason."
Co-chairperson Debi Sprague read a report on the accomplishments of the Stonecroft ministries. Small group Stonecroft Bible studies will soon be available.
Helen Whitten led a sale of old jewelry.
The Connection meets on the second Tuesday of each month for lunch at the Allegheny Community Center. All women are welcome to this Christian, non-denominational gathering.