The sniffles kept me home on Sunday but Fritz Maurer said the Contemporary Service at Harmony United Methodist was very successful. Over 50 people from various churches attended that evening. Another service will be held in March. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Harmony United Methodist Women will meet Monday evening, Feb. 25 in Fellowship Hall. All ladies are welcome to attend the meeting. Carolyn Kumpf will prepare the lesson and Mayme Johnson will be the hostess.
The group will be discussing an upcoming fundraiser. Bring fresh ideas.
Several people attended the Christian Card Night on Feb. 8. After having Mexican take out with my aunt and uncle, I stopped by just to say Hi to everyone in Fellowship Hall. Rita Jones immediately asked me to take up a seat at the Brainiac table so she could move to a card game. I was only going to stay for a couple of minutes but stayed for a full round of Brainiac before moving to two rounds of Sequence.
It was my first time for both. Normally, I don't play games but we had such a good time. Having just had supper, I passed on the pizza but the fresh veggies and Erie's homemade cookies were just too tempting.
It was good to see our good neighbor Jack Harper moving, even if moving slowly. Jack is recovering from a ballet maneuver in his own personal ice-capades. Many of us have had some similar experiences lately but we lacked that particular dramatic twist that Jack put on his bit of slipping and sliding. Good to see you up and about, Jack.
Harmony had millions of mysterious black birds on Monday. I had to take pictures to prove to Denny how many had descended on the back yard. It was as if our 1½ acres of pasture had sprouted dark moving polka dots in billowing waves. The dots pecked at the slightly warmed earth as far as I could see.
They continued into Clark's horse pasture to the southwest and across the street in front to the area between Patty Escott, Virginia Mathis, and the Davis family.
When I opened the front door for a better photo, the dots took flight and moved farther north. Within minutes they were all gone. I am glad I was still running a little slow that day and able to see such a spectacle. If I had felt a little better, I would have already been gone to run errands. It was a sight I would not like to have missed.
Everyone complains about the unkempt properties on Harmony Road and we all notice them. It is nice to also notice some of the properties that look nice.
The folks on the corner by the antique shop always keep their place looking like it is a photo from Better Homes and Gardens. Chaney's repaired the damage to their porch and decorate the restaurant entry for each new season.
Donna Minnick and her next-door neighbor have made very attractive additions to their houses this past year. Several folks added new roofs, too. Brinson's painted a pretty new color scheme.
Hardees bought the little blue rental house at the corner of Jackson and Harmony Road. They have added a deck, garage, lighting, and some landscaping. It looks so nice. A big pat on the back to all those good neighbors and the many more that I did not mention.
Don't forget to head to the YMCA on Friday evening, Feb. 22. The Spaghetti Supper will offer the favorite pasta with meatballs, salad, and drink. They will hold a Silent Auction. Wood creations, baskets, jewelry, paintings, and other crafts will be available for bids. Items donated by local businesses will also be auctioned off to lucky people. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to help kids.
Happy Birthday to Michael Maurer & Mark Weaver (18th). Happy Valentines Day to everyone.
Feb. 22 -- Spaghetti Supper at YMCA 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 24-March 1 -- United Methodist District Mission Trip to Pearlington, Mississippi
Harmony United Methodist Calendar:
Feb. 17 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:45 p.m.
Feb. 19 -- Bowling at Brazilian Lanes 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 20 -- Clay County Quilters 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Feb. 21 -- Trustee Meeting 6:30 p.m., Admin. Board 7 p.m.
Feb. 22 -- Christian Cards 7 p.m.
Feb. 25 -- United Methodist Women 7 p.m.
Give me a call at 448-8734 if you have news.