Warren Christian Women hold March luncheon

Village Missions Country Partners, Warren Christian Women held its “Awaiting Spring” luncheon on Tuesday, March 10, at the Allegheny Community Center, Warren.

Nancy Schuyler of Jamestown, N.Y., welcomed guests. Karen Zurkan provided spring seed packet table favors. Hostess gifts were won by Betty Moore and Beverly Hillsdale. Schuyler read a thank you from Jamestown Blue Star Mothers President Sue Raleigh for donations of socks for veterans at Christmas.

Birdie Crandall, Jamestown, chair, asked Zurkan to lead the official opening prayer. Crandall explained that Village Missions is a non-denominational group with no membership or dues. She explained that our donations help Village Missions with outreach ministry, training pastors, distributing Bibles to children, and saving churches in rural towns with low congregations.

Musical guests were The Harmony Gals, Warren and Jamestown, Mary, Dee, Elaine, and Stacey of Chautauqua Shores Chorus, who entertained with 10 selections. Their melodious acappella blending of tones projected secular and spiritual selections from “My Wild Irish Rose” to “In His Eyes, One Size Fits All.” The audience sang along with “God Bless America,” honoring our veterans.

The spiritual speaker was Judy Inman, of Erie, who spoke on “Who Has the Controller?” Her message focused on no matter how our childhood and adult relationships played out, pain our children may have caused us, hardships, or abandonment, God will always be our true Father. He has a plan for our life. He is in control and will bring us peace if we follow his Word and accept him as our Savior. God will help us through the tough challenging times if we have faith and hope in Him.

The April luncheon is canceled due to the pandemic, and the tentative May 12 luncheon will be held at the ACC, 42 Clark St., Warren, from noon to 2 p.m. The program is scheduled to include spiritual speaker Virginia Loreaux, Warren, with Loreaux also providing music on her guitar, and featured guest Anne VanHouten, Trades of Hope.

Men, women, veterans, and new guests are welcome. This group is non-denominational with no dues or membership. A $9 fee covers lunch, program, and speaker.

Call in reservations to Nancy Schuyler at (716) 720-4410 or Lee Jones (814) 723-5952 by May 1 and bring a friend. Updates will be sent should the schedule change.


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