Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us the work of our hands—O prosper the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17


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Service Day is one of the highlights of the year for the Trinity UMW (United Methodist Women). It is a special day we set aside during the busy Advent season to slow down and come together to love and serve others. We spend the morning in Trinity Hall working on projects for Trinity, United Methodist agencies and others in the community. Our projects include centerpieces for UMFS, The Hermitage & Tuckahoe Senior Living (formerly Gayton Terrace); mini pound cakes for children’s hospital staff; trail mix bags for Crossover Health Care Ministry; angel tray favors and care bags for The Hermitage; ornaments for students and mini bread loaves for staff at Oak Grove school; and Advent booklets and cards for homebound Trinity members. We finish the morning with a short program (last year’s program was music by Drew Willson) and then have lunch together. This year’s lunch will be prepared by students in the culinary program at UMFS (United Methodist Family Services).

I have been coming to Service Day for 23 years, and it is always a special day that I look forward to. While we hope that the projects we work on will spread Christmas cheer and be a blessing to others, it is also a blessing for us to be together as United Methodist Women. There is a strong bond of love, support, caring and friendship within this special group of women, and I feel very blessed to be a part of this group.

Beth Davis (member of Trinity UMW & Circle 1)