Heirlooms of the Heart is theme of women’s meeting

More than 200 ladies enjoyed an evening featuring “Heirlooms of the Heart” at Sweet Home Evangelical Church April 26.

Tables were hosted by women from various local churches including Sweet Home United Methodist, Hillside Fellowship, Crawfordsville Community, Plainview Mennonite, River of Life, and Fir Lawn Lutheran, as well as Evangelical. More than 40 handmade quilts graced the walls of the Evangelical Activity Center, and tables were decorated with a variety of personal heirlooms.

Dr. Florence Turnidge, formerly from Crawfordsville but a longtime resident of Seattle, spoke on the heirlooms theme. Turnidge wove stories of her own growing up years with tales of raising her children and helping guide her grandchildren.

Among her most precious heirlooms, Turnidge told the women, were Bibles passed down four generations, and the lessons she learned from her mother of memorizing scripture.

Quoting various passages from memory, Turnidge told her listeners to “bribe ’em if you have to, but get your children and grandchildren memorizing their Bibles.” She brought packets of scripture verses on Joy to leave with the ladies, challenging them to memorize two verses a week.

Anna Parker of River of Life Fellowship and Deanna Kyle Emmert of Corvallis Evangelical Church presented vocal selections.

Men of the Evangelical Church helped with the serving.