Harmony United Methodist Women will meet on Monday, July 28 in Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. Rose Marie Pell will give the lesson. Rosie and Barbara Pell will be hostesses providing a light supper and door prizes. The group will be discussing more fundraiser ideas to provide money for missions. All ladies are asked to bring items for the upcoming basket and dessert auction.
Last week Sunday Worship Service was held at the 4-H Fairgrounds. Over 130 people attended the service. There were many nice comments from the Christians who were sharing their joys. Center Point Orchestra added their talents, too.
Several folks commented about the nice open-air facility where the service was held. It is such a nice addition to the area.
Vacation Bible School continues until Friday. The first three evenings were at Harmony; Thursday and Friday sessions will be at Presbyterian.
More children are always welcome. The decorations for the "Power Lab" theme were borrowed from First Methodist. Whoever made them did a great job. They looked really good at our church, too.
Several activities are still being planned at Harmony Methodist. Volunteers are needed to help with the church directory, the 150th Anniversary (late October), and to update the Prayer Chain (needed soon). Junior Church always has openings for folks to sign up to supervise the kids and plan a lesson. Materials and lessons are available to use for preparations.
The Second Sunday Services have continued all summer. Harmony Methodist has a special contemporary service on the second Sunday of each month. It is held at 7 p.m. but fellowship starts at 6:15 p.m. The service for August will be a Gospel Sing. Mark your calendars for Aug. 10. Everyone is welcome.
Pastor Bob Kumpf reminded us Sunday morning that we are not the ones who choose who among us has been/is/will be good or bad. That is God's job. Pastor Bob's sermon for next Sunday will be taken from the parable of the mustard seed. Read Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52.
Danielle Brinson finished her last year of 4-H with all blue ribbons. One of her black and white photos, from her mission trip to Mississippi, will go to State Fair. Congrats to Danielle and all the hard working kids.
I took my first bags of recycles to Knightsville this week.
It took less than 10 minutes to put the items in the large boxes at Wallace's. Each box is clearly labeled so users know where to put each item. I noticed several things that I had not thought about recycling: pop cartons, phone books/ catalogs, yogurt/ vitamin (white plastic) bottles. Other recyclables include: steel cans, aluminum cans, newspaper, cardboard, junk mail, plastic bottles (up to # 7, I think). There is one box for #1 plastic, another for #2, and a third box for all the other numbers.
I did notice some problems at Knightsville due to some folks not following directions. Bottles and cans need to be washed out and labels removed. Recycling does not work if the recycling buyers don't want the stuff. The Clay-Owen Solid Waste District has to be able to at least break even, and hopefully make some funds, by handling the recycles. No one wants to buy someone's rotten pork and beans. I noticed that one. Yuck. The buyers just want the clean steel cans with no papers on them.
Most people who recycle are trying to do it right. The workers said they have problems when people bring a bag of recycles but don't have them separated or they leave the lids on the containers. Remove lids, they aren't recyclable at this time. No glass is being accepted right now. The District can only take those items for which they have a market.
Glass is very recyclable. It can be used over and over. If you have a place to keep it for now, a vendor may be available later.
I had thought I wanted some big recycle bins but I just reused my Wal-Mart and grocery bags. I had one for white plastic, one for clear, and one for steel cans. Each bag hung on a hook in the kitchen pantry. I washed the containers with the dishes. Then tossed them into the bags. It was so easy to pour the contents of each bag into the proper receptacle box when I got to Knightsville. It was even easier than the system we used in Southern Indiana. At Wallace's the big receptacles are indoors so you can sort in bad weather if you didn't get it done at home. Now that I have been there, I know how to sort my stuff and learned new items to be recycled. Helping the planet is a good thing.
Niece Erin Roach is back at Disney World. We always hate to see her go but she loves it there. We tried to plan several outings while she was at home in Harmony. Several of us went to SugarRidge for lunch on Saturday. Mary Boyce and Leslie Cronk came down from Greenwood. Jeanne Moeschenrose came up from Missouri. Imogene Harris, Kathy Cotton, Karen Roach, Eva Trout-Roach, and I joined Erin and shared stories. It was a good day.
The Roaches all got together at Olive Garden on Sunday and then went to a matinee of Get Smart. It has been a long time since all of us got together for dinner and a movie. We had a good time. On Monday, Erin caught her plane to head back to Florida. If Brother John is in a bad mood at Grey's this week, cut him some slack. He is just missing his kid. It doesn't matter if the kid is in her twenties, she's still the baby in Dad's mind.
Happy Birthday to Bell Killion (28th), Marsha Nicoson (29th), Clyde Bryan (30th).
Harmony United Methodist Calendar:
July 27 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:45 a.m.
July 28 -- United Methodist Women 7 p.m.
July 30 -- Clay County Quilters 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Women's Bible Study 9-10 a.m.