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If you’ve ever enjoyed a meal at First United Methodist Church, then more than likely, Betty Davis was behind the scenes.
From overseeing to cooking this and that, Davis serves many roles in the FUMC kitchen. Friday she spent preparing for and serving the members of Church Women United who were celebrating their third gathering of the year with World Community Day.
That was not the first time, and probably won’t be the last time, Davis has helped the group out. In honor of her service and character, CWU presented Davis with a Valiant Woman award.
“Your mission is cooking and you’ve done well for us,” said Louise Elliott, who presented Davis with the award. “We draw on your strength and you have guided and fed us well.”
Though such an award has been given out to others by CWU in the past, it is not an every-year occasion. The group decides to give the award out to someone who they see as worthy of the honor.
“I have a soft spot in my heart for CWU,” said Davis. “Together, we can accomplish a lot.”
CWU is made up of women from all denominations who come together three times a year to worship together. World Community Day is the final gathering of the year and this year focused on breaking down barriers.
With a theme of Walking Through Doors of Opportunity, the women discussed possible barriers present in the community or their church. Some barriers mentioned were age, economic status, race and physical appearance.
From there, ways to break down these barriers in order to create a more open and welcoming atmosphere.
“I like the discussion,” Pat Spears said.
The next meeting of CWU will be World Day of Prayer, the first Friday of March 2014.