MINUTES
Covenant Region of C.P. Women's Ministry Fall Meeting
Piney Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church
April 13, 2019



The Covenant Region CPWM met Saturday. April 13, 2019 at the Piney Fork Church.

President Margaret Ramage welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked the Piney Fork Church for hosting the meeting.

Worship Service:
Hymn:  "Send the Light"
Communion:  Rev. Junior Martin presided over Holy Communion and was assisted by Margaret
Ramage (Hopkinsville) and Pat Kelly (Flat Lick).
Special Music:  Pam Russell (Highland) sang the song "Here I Am, Lord".

Program:
    The ladies of Covenant Region were honored to welcome Convention President-Elect, Judi Truitt, as our speaker.  She was accompanied by her husband, Rev. Robert Truitt, pastor of the Dickson Church in Dickson, TN.  Judi started by telling us that they spent the first years of their marriage in nearby Sturgis, Ky before Robert surrendered to the ministry.  She reported that 104 women attended the 2018 Convention in Tulsa OK, and described our theme "Send Me" from Isaiah 6:8.  She also invited us to attend the 2019 Convention being held in Huntsville, AL June 11-13.  The theme for 2019 will be "Walk in Love" from Ephesians 5:2. Ladies attending Convention are being asked to bring cotton material, batting, and needles for a project to help the women of CAM.  Judi gave us many ideas for growing our local chapters through Bible studies, ministry and mentoring.  Covenant Region CPWM extends our since thanks to Rev. Rob and Judi Truitt for sharing your Saturday with us at Piney Fork CP Church!

Credentials Report:  The Credentials Report was presented by Ola Rhea Crider from the Piney Fork Church.  There were a total of 27 present representing 12 Churches.

    The report was accepted as read and filed as Appendix "A".

Constituting Prayer:  The Constituting Prayer was led by Marlene Wallace, Highland Church.

Adoption of Program:  Motion was made, seconded, and passed to adopt program subject to any necessary changes.

Recess:  There was a 15-minute break for the Executive Committee to make committee assignments.

Recognition of Ministers, Visitors, and First Time Attendees:  Ministers present were Rev. Junior Martin, Rev. John Shoulta, and Rev. Robert Truitt.  First time visitors were Ola Rhea Crider and Elaine Shinall, Piney Fork Church and Joanne Marotta, Hopkinsville Church.

Committee Assignments:
    Auditing: Marlene Wallace and Sidney Milton, Highland Church
Nominating:  Katie Baker, Grace Covenant; Renee Turnbow, Unity Church; and Kaye Phelps, Fredonia Church

Convention Report:  President Margaret Ramage, Hopkinsville Church, reported that she also attended Convention in Oklahoma.  She did a lot of walking and enjoyed learning about the Choctaw people.  

Retreat Report:  Elaine Overton reported on the 2018 Synodical Retreat hosted by Covenant Presbytery September 7-8, 2018.  Ladies from North Central and Cumberland Presbytery joined us a Kenlake State Resort Park in Aurora, KY.  We enjoyed a weekend of food and fellowship with a total of 40 ladies attending.  Highlights were a Bible Trivia night and a presentation of the 2018-19 Bible Studies from Pat White from the Fairfield CP Church.

Offering and Prayer:  The offering for the Stott-Wallace Fund was explained by Brenda Morgan, Flat Lick Church, and she led in prayer for the offering which totaled $300.00.

Memberships:  Elaine Overton, Highland Church, presented information on the various memberships.  Several Churches reported that they have bestowed numerous memberships during 2018-2019.

Blessing: Blessing for the lunch meal was given by President Margaret Ramage.

Lunch: A delicious lunch was served by the Piney Fork ladies.

Meeting resumed at 1:00 p.m.

Fellowship of the Least Coin Offering:  Elaine Overton, Highland Church, presented the purpose of the Least Coin Offering.  She followed the offering with a prayer.

Business Session:
Executive Committee Report: Report was presented by Elaine Overton, Secretary.  Motion was made, seconded, and passed to accept the report.

    Report filed as Appendix "B"

Treasurer's Report:  Report was presented by Brenda Shoulta, Treasurer. Motion was made, seconded, and passed to accept the report.

    Report filed as Appendix "C"

Auditing Committee:  Report was presented by Sidney Milton, Highland Church.   Motion was made, seconded, and passed to accept the report.

    Report filed as Appendix "D"

Nominating Committee:  Report was presented by Kaye Phelps, Fredonia Church, to nominate the officers for 2019-2020.  Nancy Lanham, Piney Fork Church, was nominated from the floor to serve as President-Elect.  The motion was seconded and passed.  Our sincere thanks to Nancy Lanham.  Motion was made, seconded, and passed to accept the report.  Those nominated in the report were elected.

    Report filed as Appendix "E"

Installation of Officers:  Convention President-Elect led in the installation of officers.  The following officers were installed for the 2019-2020 year.  President:  Margaret Ramage, Hopkinsville Church; President-Elect:  Nancy Lanham, Piney Fork Church; Secretary:  Elaine Overton, Highland Church; Treasurer:  Brenda Shoulta, Mt. Carmel Church; Past President:  Sonja Dixon, Flat Lick Church.

Invitation to Spring Meeting:  Rose Creek CP Church, Nebo, KY, will be hosting the Spring Meeting on Saturday, April 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Reading of the Minutes:  Motion made, seconded, and passed that the minutes be reviewed, corrected, and approved by the Executive Committee.

Closing Announcements:  President Margaret Ramage shared the announcements given to her.

Adjournment: Motion made to adjourn following the Memorial Service, seconded, and passed to adjourn to meet April 20, 2020, at the Rose Creek Church.

Memorial Service:  Sidney Milton, Highland Church, read a poem of the caterpillar/butterfly.  She asked for names of those women from the local congregations who had died during the last year to be given.  She then closed with prayer.

Benediction:  Rev. Junior Martin, pastor of Piney Fork Church, thanked everyone for coming and closed with prayer.


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