Gaines Chapel women hold Winter Celebration


Rita Sweatt of Amory was the guest speaker Jan. 27 when the women of Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church near Corinth hosted their first Ladies Winter Celebration.

More than 220 women representing 55 churches in the area attended the event.

Sweatt, a speaker, Bible study teacher and choir member, uses her sense of humor, passion for the Lord and His word and her musical gifts to encourage women in their walk with Christ.

Sweatt used Colossians 3:1-14 (Clothed in Christ) as her scriptural text. She demonstrated removing the black clothing of “bad” habits from a mannequin and redressing the mannequin in white clothing representing “good” habits.

A time of refreshments and fellowship was provided, and the women had the opportunity to visit and share their thoughts.

The group was welcomed by the Rev. Tony Pounders and music was led by Rebecca Atkins.