Harmony United Methodist Women
The Harmony United Methodist Women met in Fellowship Hall at the church Monday, Feb. 25. President Kenda Dierdorf called the meeting to order. Minutes were read and approved as everyone enjoyed the nice supper prepared by Mayme Johnson. She gave us potato soup, hors d'oeuvres, Jell-O, sandwiches, nuts, and Hostess cupcakes.
Debbie Gottsche brought an advertisement on the stainless steel RADA knives that are very popular with most cooks. The fundraiser promo gave contact information. The ladies discussed other items such as carrot peelers, food choppers, and cookie sheets. The ad did not answer most of their questions. Kenda will get the information on setting up this fundraiser for the next meeting. Some previous buyers of these products have already expressed interest in purchasing more knives, etc.
The Mother/Daughter Banquet was discussed. Mayme Johnson has already begun collecting Nursery Rhyme related items for the table decorations. The banquet is scheduled for May 12th. There were few new ideas for the entertainment portion of the evening. Rita Jones had a good suggestion and will check to see if that person will be available for our event. She will report back at the next meeting.
The Sunrise Breakfast plans were finalized. Carolyn Kumpf, Barbara Pell, Rita Jones, and Gail Roach will make the casseroles. Sheila Termeer will bake orange marmalade rolls. Kenda Dierdorf and Carole Weaver will make homemade muffins. Mayme Johnson will provide the orange juice. It was decided to use the regular dinnerware. Others wishing to help can prepare fruit, provide napkins, or bring one of the other beverages of milk, coffee, or tea. The kitchen needs a new teakettle or electric teapot. There is nothing adequate for boiling water for Sunday's breakfast.
Carolyn Kumpf presented the lesson on Prayer and Self Denial. She reminded us that the mission of UMW is to help women and children. She wanted us to concentrate on the problems of young girls today around the world. She lit a candle for the girls that show courage in the face of abuse and neglect. She lit a second candle for courage, to act on faith and love, to help others. The third candle was to remember the value of one candle lit in darkness, the value of working together. Carolyn took scripture from Mark 5: 21-24 and 37-40. Next meeting we will take up a donation for a special meeting. Members are asked to deny themselves something they want and give that money to help others, prayer and self-denial.
Much time was spent on a special surprise project but no information will be given on this activity, just wait and see.
The next meeting will be on Monday, March 31, in Fellowship Hall. Opal Schopmeyer and Gail Roach will prepare the supper. Gail will be in charge of the lesson.