United Methodist Women met at the church on Monday evening. Debbie Gottsche presented a lesson, "Shoot Them with Prayers." She suggested a good alternative to getting angry with certain aggravating individuals. Rather than fuel the situation, say a prayer.
Barbara Pell and Virginia Mathis won the door prizes. Grandma's took a few moments to share precious pictures.
The meal was provided by Janet Bridgewater and Rita Jones.
The ladies made final plans for the Old Bag Auction. Chris Pell will be the auctioneer. Breakfast will not be served but ladies will bring cookies for munching during the event. It will be held after church on Sept. 30. Christmas plans will be made at the next meeting. I couldn't attend the meeting so thanks to Rita for the information.
Sarah Lawrence reports that plans are well under way for the upcoming Harvest Hayride to be held on the evening of Oct. 20. Students will ride on the hay wagon to predetermined homes for treats.
The kids waiting for a turn on the wagon will decorate pumpkins and make s'mores.
Costumes are optional. Scary costumes should not be worn, only non-threatening ones. Anyone wishing to be one of the designated homes, a helper at the church, or wanting to make donation should contact Sarah.
Judy Maurer has started plans for the Stewardship Dinner to be held the Sunday after Thanksgiving. She and her team of helpers have some great ideas but we won't give those away just yet. We'll just give Judy a big hand for all her efforts to get this organized each year. That's a hint.
My neighbors have started putting out pumpkins to mark the coming of fall. Virginia Mathis has two little balls of warm sunshine, one on either side of her sidewalk. The Clarks have a pumpkin that looks like one of those from the giant pumpkin growing contests that are on TV now and then. I would like to have seen them move that one. So far the only adornment on our house has been one lonely little wreath. Decorating is a favorite pastime for me but I am behind schedule this season.
Many of our relatives were able to meet at Forest Park for a reunion/picnic. We had such a nice visit. The weather was perfect.
The mix-up with reserving a shelter worked to our advantage. Shelter #4 had good shade and was much less crowded than the ones near the playground. The kids did not mind the hike and we adults had plenty of room to set up lawn chairs and visit in the shade of the big old trees.
Our good friend Sharene Wallenbrock drove down from Plainfield to share the day with us. Cousins came from Reelsville, Terre Haute and Farmersburg to join with those of us in Clay County.
One reason for choosing Forest Park rather than Harmony Park was because our cousins from Marshall, Ill. knew where it was located. They ended up not being able to make it to the get-together but the other 35 of us had a great time.
Thanks to everyone who helped set up, make all the wonderful goodies, and do the cleanup after the picnic.
Don't forget about the upcoming book study. Just Walk Across the Room will be discussed on four Wednesdays starting Oct. 31. Deadline for sign-up is Oct. 10 and will cost $15.
Call Harmony Methodist or the First Presbyterian for information or to register.
Happy Birthday to Eva Latham (1st), Siddalee Clark (3rd), Adam Evinger & Nick Pell, & Lauren McDonald (5th), Jane Osborne (6th), John Clark (9th), and Allison Butts (12th). Happy Anniversary to Mr. & Mrs. Dan Dierdorf (6th) and Mr. & Mrs. David Brinson (11th). Enjoy your special days.
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Oct. 4 -- Operation Classroom Packing Day at Breden Memorial UMC in Terre Haute
Harmony United Methodist Calendar:
Sept. 30 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:45 a.m., Old Bag Auction after church
Oct. 2 -- Bowling Leagues at Brazilian Lanes 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 -- Christian Quilters 9 a.m.-3 p.m.