• Joy Luke is shown accepting the UMWinGS Woman of the Year award from Kay Schmaltz.

UM WinGS have recognition Sunday;

Joy Luke named Woman of the Year

By Tom Hawkins, Editor Emeritus


This past Sunday was UMWinGS recognition Sunday at the Groesbeck First United Methodist Church.

United Methodist Women in God’s Service (UMWinGS) is the local church’s women’s organization.

One of the highlight of the service was the naming of the UMWinGS Woman of the Year. Joy Luke received this honor with Kay Schmaltz making a very impressive presentation.

Mrs. Luke is very active in church activities. In addition to being active in the women’s group, she is very active in “Return to Bethlehem” which is an impressive production presented by the church each December. She is also Sunday school superintendent. Joy and her husband, Mike, are also active in other aspects of church life.

The women of UMWinGS conducted the entire service with Elaine Nance delivering the sermon. The ladies also served as ushers and greeters. The FUMC Women’s Chorus accompanied by Mary Belle Leach, pianist, brought special music.


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