By Carleen Thompson, Cherokee District WMA reporter/historian Guest contributor
Jacksonville Daily Progress
Cherokee District WMA met on April 12 at Sardis Baptist Church. A healthy meal of salads and lots of wonderful desserts, by both Sardis and Craft Baptist Church. Of course the fellowship was the best as always.
District President Mickie Robertson called the meeting to order. Opening prayer was offered by Carleen Thompson. Robertson reminded the group of the theme for the year, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”
The welcome was given by Beth Heironimus from Sardis Baptist Church.
Sandy White lead the group in repeating of the WMA motto. Alicia Johnson lead the group in singing “I’ll be List’ning”, with Eloise Thomas as the pianist.
Special music was by Heironimus, from Sardis Baptist Church, was wonderful. Not only did she sing like an angel, she played the piano, which in itself was breath-taking. It was as if the piano was talking to us. That was truly praising the Lord.
The Cherokee District GMA presented the program for the evening. Nancy Orr, counselor, introduced each of the girls: Makensy Mack, Kaci Cummings, Abbi Watson and Emily Price. Each girl either told a story or recited a poem and a special solo on the saxophone was played by Price. The other counselors present were Tacie Price, Sarah Spunaugle and Glenda Watson.
Minutes from the Jan. 11 meeting were read and accepted. Johnnie Ross gave the treasury report on the amount raised so far toward our project. The baked potato supper was a huge success and with what was brought into the night, the group is still short of its goal. Linda Simmons will be in charge of an upcoming bake sale on May 6 at Austin Bank.
Attendance Banner went to Afton Grove Baptist Church. The next District meeting will be at Afton Grove on July 12.