Methodist Cluster meets

By Terry Harpole

For the WPT


The Webster United Methodist Cluster met the night of July 16 in the fellowship hall at Maben Methodist Church.

Six of the seven churches making up the cluster were present. President John Jones of Pleasant Hill Church opened the meeting.

The Rev. Scarlet Shepperd, host pastor, gave an inspiring devotion touching on many things in the news the last few months that could be divisive. She urged the group to always include God in their lives and in making decisions.

In addition to the cluster giving scholarships for graduating high school seniors, it plans to begin helping at least one youth from each church attend summer camp at Camp Lake Stephens in Oxford.

Shepperd shared with the group that her church is in the planning stages to have a daylong prayer vigil on a Saturday, when shifts of one, two or three people will be at the church all day praying for the church, community, state, nation and world.

She invited the cluster churches to join with Maben Methodist and make it a countywide prayer vigil. Those present agreed for the cluster to join in this, and to make plans and begin letting people know.

Concerning another project of the cluster, the cluster churches brought more window fans to be distributed to anyone in local communities who might be in need of one.

After a covered-dish meal, the group, dismissed and will meet the next third Tuesday night at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.