Saturday, October 12, 2013

2007 at First Presbyterian

In January of 2007, Nita Cinquina began an 8-week work book study by Marie Dunnam at the Sunday morning Bible Study.  Carol Arseth, R.N., started a monthly Coffee Klatch discussing pertinent health subjects. As many as 85 were in attendance at the Men’s Breakfast. A luncheon on Valentine’s Day celebrated those who had been married 50 years or more. Rev. Wedul retired from his duties at First Presbyterian. Pairs of Deacons and Elders served Communion to homebound members. In April volunteers packed boxes of food supplies at the West Side Food Bank and on Easter Sunday the Deacons served breakfast to Choir members. Martha and Zane Porter were honored “for their outstanding church work” by Presbytery! The second home was started at Habitat for Humanity in Peoria. Guest Tom Wilson sang and sang and sang for the program at the May Tea honoring 2 centenarians and 30 guests over 90. “Lessons From Mayberry” became the theme for the first, very popular, Vacation Church School during June of 2007. After the Fellowship Chicken Dinner in July, diners were entertained with duets by Al and Pat Trejo, native Arizonans. The Fellowship Dinner in August. featured ten members of the Shuler Family singing “down home gospel music” and after a Mexican dinner in September, the entertainment was provided by the “Musical Journeys” performing old time show tunes. “Mission and Ministry” were discussed by four speakers at University of Life during October.  December brought the PW High Tea on the 8th; the Choir performed “Journey of Promises”, a Cantata, during a service on the 16th; and a special Christmas Dinner was served on December 19th with entertainment by the Desert Belles. A Wassail Bowl in Swain Hall greeted Church attendees at 4PM for the Christmas Eve Service at 5PM. Among the new church members of 2007 were Norman and Joelle Keprios, Donna Roth, Gabe and Mary Jo Conwell, Lee and Juanita Devers, Arla Harvey and Pat Wright.
~Donna Roth


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