Women's Association

"She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue."
-- Proverbs 31:26
     Sue Reim, a church member and Sunday School teacher for many years, has been chosen Woman of the Year by the ladies of our church.
     She was honored during the annual Women's Association dinner on Wednesday, May 9. 
     The dinner was in Cooper Memorial Hall, and the presentation was made in our sanctuary. Sue Reim is also the vice-moderator of our deacons.
     Approximately 60 women attended the dinner, which was prepared and served by the men of the church. 
     The event featured former Miss New Jersey Erica Scanlon Harr, a Pitman native and veteran performer in many South Jersey theater productions..
     She gave an inspiring program based on her commitment to Autism awareness and her family's involvement. 
     Her singing was inspirational and beautiful. She was accompanied by her pianist husband Greg and 3-year-old daughter.  

Women name Sue Reim their Woman of the Year
Longtime Sunday School teacher Sue Rein (center) is joined by daughter-in-law Kayleigh Reim (left) and daughter Katie Reim during the annual women's dinner May 9 at our church.
Photo by Denise Pitchford 
Women's Association dinner / click for photo gallery by Denise Pitchford
Final facts and figures from our 2018 chicken barbecue 
By Joyce Woodrow
     Thank you to all who made the chicken barbecue a success once again this year! It was great to see some new faces help, too! This church family is awesome!
     Here are some interesting facts:
     Profit: $3,382.30, to be used for the Women's Association's charities. The profit was approximately $200 more than last year, primarily because take-out containers did not have to be purchased this year and fewer cans of food were used because we served fewer meals.  
     Pre-sold tickets: There were approximately 100, down from 135 in 2017.
     Ticket prices: Even though the cost of barbecued chickens goes up every year, our ticket prices have not increased since 2014.
     Chickens ordered: 450 – 50 fewer than last year. All chickens were sold -- 430 on the day of the BBQ and 20 at the leftovers sale.
     Monetary donations: We took in $60 less than last year. These donations offset the cost for supplies and food not donated, such as take-out containers, gingham tablecloths, applesauce, green beans, some ingredients for potato salad, rolls, etc.
     My “shadow”: I am happy to announce that I will have a "shadow" for next year. The "shadow" will learn how to coordinate the BBQ for some time in the future. That shadow is Kristen (Woodrow) Lynch -- the best daughter anyone could ask for!
     Save the date:  Saturday, April 27, is the date for our 2019 chicken barbecue. Easter falls on April 21, 2019. Please try to work your vacations around that date!  

The women of our church gathered for their year-end Esther Circle dinner on June 5 at the RiverWinds restaurant in 
West Deptford.                                                                                                                                   Photo submitted by Connie Harley