Well, I've been away a few days for a UMW event that occurs only every four years - the Southeastern Jurisdiction Quadrennial Meeting for the UMW. It was held in Birmingham, Alabama this year, with the theme of "Feeding the Multitude." Those who attended had been asked to bring along non-perishable food items that would be given to those who serve the hungry in Birmingham. There were large baskets in the center of the tables at Friday evening's dinner. This is where the donations were placed, creating a most meaningful centerpiece!
There were five to six hundred attending, and we were blessed to hear the message given by Bishop Violet Fisher. She challenged us to "add another leaf to the table!" The scripture passage came from John 6:1-14, which tells the story of the loaves and fishes. In fact, this story appears in all the gospels.
What are WE doing to "feed the multitude?" Have we "added another leaf to the table?"
On Friday there was time to venture out on the trolley. We passed some picture-worthy locations, and I tried to take this one of the beautiful park.
|From the moving bus.|
Oddly enough, Internet access was not a "given" in the hotel where we were staying and meeting. So - I have become a bit behind with my usual "blog business." I'll try to catch up with those of you whose blogs I have been following in the next few days.
Now, I know this is not the topic I had announced for the next blog post, so that will come up next. Also, that first Tuesday date is coming around again, and I am cooking for the Adult Day Care of my church. There will be some recipes in the near future as well.
Today is absolutely gorgeous here, and we are enjoying the day. I hope that is true for you where you are!
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