Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer
Almighty God, we pray that you will bless our work in mission and ministry in the world. Help us to pray fervently, labor diligently and give liberally to make known the power of your love given through your son Jesus. Let us not forget the lessons from the past nor fear the challenges of the future. Anoint us with your grace and shine in our hearts as we reflect your light throughout the world.
President: Elizabeth Zeph
Secretary: Jo Ann Bowman/Karen Huey
Treasurer: Kim Hager
March 2023 Meeting
President Elizabeth Zeph called the meeting to order. Emily Hare, guest speaker, was introduced. She is the executive director of CCCC’s Foundation. This is a non-profit group that raises money for the students and their needs at CCCC. She has been there for twelve years. Full time students take 16 credit hours of classes. Tuition costs are $1200 and books might cost as much as $700. Over 60% of the students would not be able to afford to come if they did not get some kind of financial assistance. The basic cost is $250 per class. About 90-100 people a month get food assistance from the food pantry located on the campuses. CCCC is able to partner with the Boys and Girls Club to provide $40 a year childcare for students at CCCC. Lynda said that you could start a scholarship in honor or memory of someone for $250 a year. It takes $10,000 to endow a scholarship.
Lucy moved that we give them $250 to start a scholarship each year as long as we are able. Mary Thacker seconded the motion. The motion passed. Lynda said someone from the Women of the Church would be invited to attend the scholarship banquet on November 15 to meet the scholarship recipient. The Foundation will send us some paperwork to be filled out for the scholarship.
Kim Hager delivered the devotion. Karen read the minutes of the February meeting. Micki won the raffle gift given by Lynda. It was a gift of candy and a pottery mug with a dragonfly on it. Pam Jessup delivered the prayer for the meal which was provided by Joann Thaxton and Darlynda Patterson. Eighteen people attended the meeting.