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Church Women United hold May Friendship Day

May 30, 2018

Church Women United in Watertown held its May Friendship Day at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church this month.

The theme was “In Gratitude for God’s Presence.” Childhood hunger is one of the most important needs at the present time, stated a media release from CWU, and that was the focus in this program.

A skit titled “Hungry and Homeless” was performed and starred Odette Adams, president of Church Women United, and Carson Schneeweiss, a student at Douglas Elementary School. The aim was to show what is written in Matthew 25, “Whatsoever you do to the least of your brethren, that you do unto (Jesus).” Refreshments were served in the chapel after the program.

In addition, Linda Lippens from Loaves and Fishes was a speaker at the May Friendship Day program. She talked about how the free community meal got started. It started in June 2010 and is held at the Watertown Moravian Church on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. in the church basement.

Lippens stated that Loaves and Fishes has now served 47,000 meals since June 2010 and the meal is worthwhile and will continue as long as the need is there.