Young Members of Church Group Learn the Importance of Giving
June 29, 2012
Members of Abigail Circle with Rev. Denise Honeycutt dressed in garments from Honeycutt’s missionary work in Africa.
Members of the St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church group, Abigail Circle, are learning at an early age the importance of giving to those in need.
Abigail Circle is one of seven circles at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Annandale, Virginia. Each circle is made up of members of the United Methodist Women, an organized unity of women whose purpose is to engage in mission work by participating in the global ministries of the church. Abigail Circle is made up of fifth through seventh graders who meet several times a year for social, educational and mission events.
“When the members of Abigail Circle met they knew they wanted to do a mission project,” says Jayne Seamon, a member of the church who leads the young girls. One of the girls, whose family had been touched by cancer, suggested they raise funds to help people with cancer. The group decided they could offer babysitting services to the members of the church in exchange for donations.
“So armed with snacks and games the girls offered their babysitting services and raised over $155 for Georgetown Lombardi,” says Seamon.
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Written By: Alaina Farrish
Georgetown Lombardi Communications