Maury County Presbyterian Women: "Legacy of the Apron"
On Saturday March 27, 2010 the Maury County (TN) Presbyterian Women gathered at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia for their spring cluster meeting. Almost 100 women from ten area churches shared a delicious brunch prepared by members of the host church, and then they were welcomed by Carolyn Fisher, cluster coordinator. Carolyn introduced Poppy Buchanan and Ginger Manley, who shared their journeys with Burning Bush, Inc. , and The Nurses’ Apron Partnership. The program was closed with a worship service led by Emily Barker, pastor of the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church. Emily told the story of John Wesley’s mother, who had 19 children, and whose only opportunity for her daily talks with God came when she sat in her kitchen and pulled her apron over her head. That act signified to those children that their mother was not to be disturbed. Maybe that would be a good habit for modern moms to adopt!
An offering was taken for Burning Bush, Inc., which Poppy will put to good use in her upcoming visit to Central Kenya. Sue Dunnebacke presented to Ginger a beautiful monogrammed apron made by Sue’s very talented daughter, under her label “Created by Elmy.” A number of the guests purchased books, sharing their own apron stories as Ginger and Poppy signed the books. It was a delightful way to spend an early Spring day in Middle Tennessee.
Ginger Manley, Founder
The Nurses’ Apron Partnership