UMW members make Christmas merry
United Methodist Women cut Christmas cookies and decorate for NSO’s Neighborhood Santa Operation in Oklahoma City. Over 100 UMW members participated in the Dec. 5 workday. They also wrapped gifts and decorated small Christmas trees to be delivered to single mothers, and they decked the halls at homes where Neighborhood Services Organization provides living quarters for chronically homeless clients and their children. The UMW members came from across the state to "make sure all of our clients have a great Christmas," said Stacey Ninness, NSO’s president. Ninness said the annual service day was beloved by Joanne Kurklin, NSO’s late board chairperson and a former Oklahoma Conference UMW president. She died Dec. 12. The workday also gave the women a chance to view NSO’s new headquarters at 431 SW 11th St. Photos: The baker at center is Coe Ann Patton. Adding garland to a home’s Christmas tree is Kathy Caldron, left, a former Conference UMW president.