Some members at Disciples Crossing Camp in Athens, Texas
Disciples Women of Central Christian Church will wrap up the year and adjourn for the summer with the annual salad luncheon on Tuesday, May 7.
Anne Pogson will read an excerpt from the newly released, best seller “The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty” by Susan Page.
The book examines not only Barbara Bush’s public persona but also less well-known aspects of her remarkable life. As a girl in Rye, New York, Barbara Bush weathered criticism of her weight from her mother that left lifelong scars. As a young wife, she coped with the death of her three-year-old daughter from leukemia, a loss that changed her forever. In middle age, she grappled with depression so serious that she contemplated suicide. And as first the wife and then the mother of American presidents, she made history as the only woman to see -- and advise -- both her husband and son in the Oval Office.
As Texas women, we will surely enjoy knowing more about this remarkable person— her accomplishments, struggles, and contributions that will cement her as one of the most unique and influential women in American history.
You don’t have to be a member of Central Christian Church, or any church for that matter, to join this group of welcoming women who serve the community by providing outreach and support to local charities. Juliette Fowler Communities, Genesis Women’s Shelter, Maple Lawn Elementary School, Austin Street Center and North Dallas Shared Ministries are a few of the non-profits where the women generously donate funds and time.
Additionally, through education, the organization provides opportunities for spiritual growth and enrichment, enabling women to develop a sense of personal responsibility for the whole mission of the Church of Jesus Christ.
Although Disciples Women’s Ministry does not hold monthly meetings during the summer, come meet the group as you may want to be a part of the organization in the fall when meetings convene. The program will begin at 10:30 in the church parlor and lunch will follow in adjacent fellowship hall. There is a $5.00 per person charge for lunch. For more information, contact Shelia Huffman, Program Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.