The following article was submitted to local newspapers and the General Commission of United Methodist Men; the topic of the article are three award recipients at Watsontown UMC and their support of children and youth.
On December 17th at the Watsontown United Methodist Church at the 10:30AM service two Cross and Flame Awards and the Susanna Wesley Award of Excellence were presented. Bill Bryan from the Boy Scouts of America and Terri Mincemoyer from the Girl Scouts of America received the Cross and Flame Awards. Both are devoted leaders in the church, community and the scouting organizations that are sponsored the church.
The Susanna Wesley Award of Excellence was presented to Linda Smith. She received her award for outstanding service to the church and community. Her excellence in service includes past leader of Girl Scouting at the church, church choir, bell choir, organizer for Kids Cafe that provides meals and activities to children every day during the summer through a federal school lunch program, food bag program for low income families at the Turbotville Elementary School, Shepard’s Kitchen an outreach program to provide a meal monthly to low income families, Joseph’s Closet an outreach program that provides clothing to low income families, and many other community and church activities.
Lynda Schlegel Culver State Representative for Northumberland County presented special citations from the PA House of Representatives and Senator John Gordner presented special citations from the PA State Senate to each recipient.
All of these recipients are devoted and outstanding leaders in the community and church.
2017 Cross and Flame recipients Terri Mincemoyer and Bill Bryan join the class of 2016 Cross and Flame Award recipients: Camy Brungard, Krista Yoder, Charlotte Bryan, and Harry Hefty