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Members debate Parish Council's value

Friday, November 16, 2007

Nov. 4, services at the Uniontown United Methodist Church included a violin solo by Miss Allison Warren who entertained with, "How Great thou Art." The Rev Joel Dimn brought the message, "Motivated to Overcome." Raymond George and Pauline Hartman gave their birthday offerings. U.M.W. President Pat McClenahan reminded all that the November meeting will be a tabulation of the items given to the Bishops' Roundup for hunger. Items may be left at the church. Food is the main item of need at this time.

Following church all retired to the dining room to enjoy a bountiful covered dish dinner, and followed by a meeting of the Administrative Board, with President George Warren presiding. All reports must be in to Norma Dunn by the middle of November so that she can compile the agenda for the Charge Conference which is to be Dec. 4 and will be held at the Redfield Church., with District Superintendent Ron King presiding.

Pat McClenahan reported on the parish nursing program which will be held again this winter.

Plans are being made for a Teen Christmas Party, and will be held on Dec. 16. There will be more about this later so, kids, mark your calendars.

It was voted to recertify Mrs. Carol George again as a lay speaker for the United Methodist Church.

The Bourbon County Parish Council met Monday Evening, Nov. 5, in the Fellowship Hall of the Uniontown Church with 13 members present. President Deanna Wier, Mapleton, presided over the business meeting. West Liberty Church had two new members on the Council this year, and they were Kay Colvin and Charlene Bruns.

Mary Ann Avett led the devotions, from First Chronicles, Verse 8-16, and then touched on thoughts of Thanksgiving.

It was announced that the Bourbon County Crop Walk netted $4,000. The fund goes for charity.

Some members of the Parish Council had voiced their opinion that the Parish Council was no longer of value to the church, and wanted to close. This led to a discussion on the issue. Several spoke about their thoughts on the benefits of the Parish Council. Several thought that we needed the fellowship with other Christians and that this was a good way to connect with other churches and their programs. Another person stated that church people do need each other as co-workers and friends and that we need the compassion and continued caring for one another. Nancy Lindell stated that it had been 21 years since the parish was organized and that she benefited personally from it.

The membership voted to continue with the Parish Council, for at least another year. The vote was by ballot and 7 voted positive, while 6 voted to close.

The 2007 officers moved to continue as officers of the council for 2008.

The council voted to give a monetary gift to our youth for Christmas, and decided that it should go to the Regional Five Rivers Youth Group and their Leader, Scott Free.

The next Parish Council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 4, at the Hiattville Church.

Beverly Geiger was the lucky winner of a sack of food and home items, when her name was picked in the drawing held at a local Fort Scott grocery store.

Beverly Geiger
Uniontown Area News