Disciples Women of Weirton Welcome Fellowship Leader

Disciples Women of Weirton First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) hosted guest speaker Jennifer Allen, president of the West Virginia Region Disciples Women Fellowship, at its March meeting.
Allen encouraged members to “stop, look, listen and follow God’s advice” rather than their own, especially in frustrating situations. “Always keep God with you,” she said, citing Psalm 143:8: “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love … for to you I entrust my life.”
Allen resides in Parkersburg and serves alongside her husband, the Rev. Thaddeus B. Allen, regional minister for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Susan Beamer of Weirton presented quilted lap robes and a baby quilt that she designed, stitched and custom-embroidered. Members signed cards to be presented with the items to Allen, homebound members and a mother-to-be.
The evening’s theme was “He Restores My Soul,” with devotions given by Connie Norwood from Psalm 23.
President Janet Rymer presented a certificate of appreciation to Allen and appreciation gifts to Connie Norwood for her service in photography and event planning and to Suzanne Kuhns for her contribution of bulletin boards.
Norwood reported group donations made to the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness and to the congregation’s lift replacement fund.
Secretary Karen Blanc reported the next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on May 11 with a Mother’s Day theme. Members were asked to bring an item or a memory reminiscent of their mother. Meetings are open to all women.
She announced Palm Sunday worship with the cantata “No Stone Could Hold Him” will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday and at Easter worship at 10:30 a.m. on April 9. A Maundy Thursday observance is set for 7 p.m. on April 6, with a 24-hour prayer vigil to follow. The church is at 3252 Main St., Weirton. The Rev. Mark W. Mayer is pastor.
Roberta Fedoush, church director of music, accompanied singing. Vice President Susan Brown led a “Mad Libs” icebreaker. Carol Skerbetz, president emeritus served, as hostess chair.