United Church of Christ New York Metropolitan Association
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Report of the UCC Metro Women's Association
November 21, 2009 Metro Fall Meeting

The UCC Metro Women's Spring Retreat was held on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the Emanuel UCC. The theme was "We've Come A Long Way". More than 50 women attended the whole event. The preacher was the Rev. Cynthia Jackson who preached, "Prepared by God for Such A Time As This".

The Rev. Toni Waldron did the Bible Study and the Metro Women Thespians, from Mt Vernon Heights CC performed a skit, "That Letter From Paul". This was followed by small group discussions and then the large group reflections.

The day was filled with good music, warm fellowship, short but effective but meeting, inspiring worship and delicious meals served by the host church.

As a result of this meeting, the Rev. Marian Buckman, Assistant Pastor of Mount Vernon Heights CC accepted the invitation and call to be our spiritual advisor.

The UCC Metro Women Association has been offering two retreats a year for almost 35 years. It is made of up dedicated women whose main goal is to bring to all women the fellowship of God into our everyday lives.

Submitted by Melva T. Victorino and Vatsala Ponuraj