Harmony United Methodist will have a Gospel Sing on the second Sunday of the month. The service begins at 7 p.m. but fellowship starts at 6:15 p.m. This is part of the Second Sunday services that have been held each month. The contemporary format has been well received. Everyone is welcome.
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. Junior Church always has openings for folks to sign up to supervise the kids and plan a lesson.
H. U. M. Women met at the church in Fellowship Hall on Monday evening. Although Rose Marie Pell was out of town, she and Barbara Pell provided supper and nice door prizes. Debbie Gottsche prepared the lesson. Carolyn Kumpf conducted the meeting for the ailing Kenda Dierdorf. Hope you feel better soon, Kenda. The August meeting will be a picnic here at the little house on Jackson Street.
Thanks to Mr. Modesitt for calling to give me a brief history of the open-air pavilion at the 4-H Fairgrounds. I did not have paper to write on when he called and thought I would remember. I did not and also did not want to confuse the facts. Call me again and I will be sure to write it all down. Thanks.
The ladies from the Health Department came over on their lunch hour on Tuesday. For ages, I had planned to have them over for lunch and we finally coordinated schedules. I tried to have everything ready for them to be able to eat and run back to work but we managed to sneak in some quality visiting time, too. Jeri Husband was in town for the day and was able to share the hour with us. Brogan came with her mom, Jennifer Lucas. Brogan is so grown up.
It was a good chance to visit with Joyce Vinson, too. I have only worked at the Health Department on the days that Joyce took vacation.
Linda Messmer and Bell Killion had birthdays this past week so we had some cake and ice cream to celebrate their special days. Friends are a wonderful blessing.
Denny wants to go to Black Buggy at Washington, Indiana for his birthday. He said that he was going by himself if the rest of the family did not want to go.
Twice he has wanted some of their fried chicken when we were in Southern Indiana and twice he has had to miss it because we needed to get somewhere or other.
Brother Mikey and wife Karen seemed agreeable but Brother John wanted to go to Mario's or Golden Corral. It is John's birthday celebration, too. I think we may just have to have two dinners to keep both boys happy.
Happy early August Birthdays to David Shorter & Denny Long (5th), John Roach & Judy Maurer (8th), Johnny Pell (10th), Karson Butts (11th).
Harmony United Methodist Calendar:
August 3 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:45 a.m.
August 6 -- Clay County Quilters 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Women's Bible Study 9-10 a.m.
August 10 -- Gospel Sing at 7 p.m., Fellowship starts at 6:15 p.m.