Meridian District UMW meets


Bishop Hope Morgan Ward was the speaker for the Meridian District United Methodist Women Oct. 13 meeting.

She told the story of Naomi, from the view point of a child who supposedly grew up with and followed Naomi throughout her lifetime. She expressed the great love Ruth must have had to leave her homeland and come to Naomi’s homeland to live among foreign people. This is

a lesson on how people of different races can live among each other and love each other.

Vice-president Joan Clay gave a beaded necklace with the cross and flame of The United Methodist Church, made by a Choctaw woman, to Ward. The necklaces are fore sale for $100 to raise money for the Choctaw United Methodist Church. Among those in attendance were Zonie Isaac and Jon Walters, pastor of the United Methodist churches that serve the Choctaw reservation near Philadelphia.

A business meeting was held immediately after Ward’s talk.

District officers told what they had done during the year. Of special interest were the studies of globalization and its impact on people, India and Pakistan and the study of Israel and Palestine.