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Harmony Happenings

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Sunrise Service on Easter morning at Harmony United Methodist Church was so nice. We met in the darkened sanctuary with just barely enough light to read our bulletins.

Pastor Bob Kumpf lit a candle and used it to pass the light to others. It was beautiful to see the candle light spread from one member of the congregation to another until everyone was in light.

The group moved to Fellowship Hall for breakfast and good fellowship.

I had been fine but sometimes I just start sneezing and coughing. My allergies forced me to head home after Sunrise Service and I did not get to the later Worship Service.

I know it was nice. As part of the celebration, members place flowers on a cross.

It is always such a touching moment. No matter what flowers are brought the cross is always beautiful when finished.

We had planned to spend Easter with the Clark's but I stayed home to spend the day sneezing and whining.

I hated to miss good company but, in the interest of public health, it was better that I avoided other humans. The dog did not seem to mind unless I disturbed his nap. Denny had to work Sunday evening.

Harmony United Methodist Women will meet on Monday, March 31, in Fellowship Hall. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Opal Schopmeyer and I will be preparing the supper and I will do the lesson.

Anyone who did not get a copy of the 2008 HUMW schedule should let me know. I have extras.

All ladies are welcome to attend the meetings. We have fun but use our time and funds to help mothers and children in need.

The Senior Center on Franklin Street in Brazil has several activities for folks 60 and over.

They play Euchre on one evening and other card games on other evenings. Computers are available.

A volunteer named Kay was assisting people with taxes when I stopped by the center. Linda Messmer was there on Tuesday, too.

Linda does blood pressure checks and other preventive health services. Someone was making lunch. It was a busy place.

Carole Nickey was painting a picture of flowers at one table and Jane Mercer was sketching an old barn at another table. The painters meet every Tuesday morning anytime between 8 and 11 a.m. They hope to get more artists and amateur artists to work with them. Each person brings his/her own supplies and works on whatever project they are interested in at the time.

Currently the artist colony has only 3-4 regulars but there is space for more creative people to join them.

I hope to join the group some Tuesday morning when time permits -- sounds like fun. Artist's feed off each other's inspirations.

Sister-in-law Eva, Mother Kate Trout, and I have been trying to organize our final yard sale - final because we hope to sell everything. We all need to downsize our stuff.

I keep trying to clean out all the items that I moved to Brazil thinking I would need them. I learned that when you downsize, you have to get rid of something.

This little whatnot shelf and that big computer desk are just too good to sell but I am out of room. The pieces have filled the building that was supposed to be my workshop when we moved here in 2003.

I can open the door and shove something in but there is never any clear space to work.

Eva Kay and Kate have saved everything forever and they keep all that stuff in mint condition. They have been emptying closets and cabinets.

We are hoping for the first weekend in April but will have to wait to see how the weather prognosticators prognosticate. Maybe some of the other folks on Pinckley Street near Bethel Church will want to join in the mayhem.

Ed Shultz is often ready for a yard sale.

Most of my garage sale items will have green tags. Green means go. Make me a reasonable offer and the treasure is yours.

Isn't it amazing how much stuff we all accumulate.

Happy March Birthday to Phyllis Schlatter (28th). Happy April Birthdays to Rose Marie (Rader) Pell (2nd), Peggy Evitts (4th), Crissy Pell (5th), Patty Escott & Mayme Johnson (7th), Danielle Brinson (9th).

Area Calendar:

March 30 -- District Youth Skate Party at TH Skate World 7-9 p.m.

* 2008 District Conference at Mr. Pleasant UMC

* Imagine Indiana live Web cast 7-8 p.m.

Harmony United Methodist Calendar:

March 28 -- Christian Cards Night 7 p.m.

March 30 -- Worship Service 9 a.m. "I Have Seen Him" Read John 20:19-31,

Sunday School 10:45 a.m.

March 31 -- HUMWomen 7 p.m.

April 1 -- Bowling at Brazilian Lanes 6:30 p.m.

April 2 -- Clay County Quilters 9 a.m.-3 p.m.