Looking for a way to meet people and support your community? Disciples Women of Central Christian Church may be just what you are looking for as we approach the holiday season. The organization held their first meeting Tuesday morning for the 2017/18 year and it was filled with hope and love as we begin the season of giving.
Following a short business meeting, former broadcaster B. J. Austin gave a dynamic presentation on freedom and struggle in the bible, based on Exodus 3; 1-12— the story of God calling Moses from the burning bush to rescue the Hebrews from slavery.
Austin cleverly invited audience participation, resulting in an interactive discussion about what we can do today to help those struggling with the many issues that scourge our lives and those living among us.
Acts of kindness are a priority within the organization and the women voted to contribute $1000 to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund through Disciples of Christ “Week of Compassion.”
Following the presentation and business meeting the group enjoyed a delightful luncheon of quiche, croissants with strawberry butter, an amazing spinach salad and assorted cheesecakes. Member Judi Proctor was responsible for decorating Fellowship Hall with fall mums and colors and providing the delicious lunch.
Next month Central’s pastor, Dr. Ken Crawford, will be the guest speaker at Disciples Women.
If you are looking for ways to get involved in the community, visit Disciples Women’s Ministry. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at Central Christian Church, located at 4711 Westside Dr. You do not have to be a member of the church to participate in the women’s group. Fun and informative, it is a great way to meet new friends and enjoy an inexpensive morning out.
Although empowering women through education and creative ministry is our mission, we often kick-back and just have fun, hearing guest speakers like the legendary Rose-Mary Rumbley or the former Ms. Senior Texas, Jill Beam. Each April we have a field day. These trips have included excursions to Waxahachie to lunch at the famous Dove’s Nest Restaurant, a visit with lunch to the Bush Library, the Texas Bluebonnet Trail and more.
Our philanthropic endeavors include baking pies for the Austin Street Center during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, baking and delivering Christmas cookies to elderly shut-ins, heading up a winter coat drive for less fortunate Dallas children, supporting an area low-income elementary school with uniforms and supplies, filling Santa’s lists through an “angle tree” and much more.
For more information about the Disciples Women’s Ministry contact President Shelia Huffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.