Harmony United Methodist women will have the Mother/Daughter Banquet on Monday, May 18 at 6:15 p.m. All ladies of our church will be invited. Some congregations in the county are too small to have a woman's organization. Those ladies are always welcome at our meetings and especially at the banquet. We would like to extend a special invitation to Peniel, North Union, Knightsville and Wesley Chapel Churches.
Anyone wishing to attend the banquet should contact President Sheila Termeer at 442-0834 if you have not already signed the guest list. Leave a message if she isn't home. This way we will know how many tables to set up and how much ham to bake for the occasion. Please join us.
Those attending the Mother/Daughter Banquet are asked to bring a covered dish (more if you have several guests) and your own table service. Casseroles, vegetables, salads, and desserts are very welcome. Barbara Pell will bake the ham and Carolyn Kumpf will prepare the dinner rolls.
The theme this year for the banquet is Beautiful Brides. Bring pictures or albums to share with the group. Weddings are always a special time of sharing for mothers and daughters and an especially appropriate theme for this time of year. Special entertainment will be provided.
Last Sunday, all the mothers at Harmony Methodist received flowers with four ladies getting special plants that ranged from a hanging basket to hibiscus to a giant tomato. Mayme Cox, Sheila Termeer, Brenda Shorter, and Heidi Babkowski were the big winners. They were chosen for their survivor skills. Ladies were asked to find various odd items in their purses. Sheila's prize was for carrying the most stuff.
Pastor Bob Kumpf asked for a special collection to go to the District Missions Fund. Attendees donated money in memory of special women in their lives.
Ayden Babkowski was baptized at Harmony Methodist on Sunday, May 10. Parents A.J. and Heidi along with Grandparents Barbara and Brad Pell and Great-Grandparents John and Rosie Pell attended the baptism. Brad and Barbara's whole family were with them to share this special event.
Harmony United Methodist is planning a Super One-Day Vacation Bible School. It will be held on a Saturday but the exact date has not been scheduled yet.
Pastor Bob Kumpf is organizing a trip to an Indians game on Friday, June 5. He has 120 discounted tickets and would like to fill all the seats. The group will carpool to Indy and stay for the fireworks after the game. Contact Pastor Bob at 448-2917.
Don't forget the First Christian Church will have Share Food sign-up on Saturday, from 9-11 a.m. The food can then be picked up at the church on Saturday, May 30.
My sisters-in-law and I were busy making bridal shower preparations last week and I did not have time to write the Happenings. My car was already being loaded with decorations on Wednesday. We started cooking and cutting up veggies on Thursday. Joey and Erin flew in to Indy on Friday. The Roach crew had supper that evening at Mario's.
Saturday morning we decorated the Harmony Community Center and that evening had the shower. We really enjoyed spending time with friends and appreciate all those who came out for the evening. Some had driven from quite a distance. The couple says, "Thank You to Everyone."
Those who could get off work got together for another meal at Mario's for lunch on Monday. Niece Erin called me from the airport in Orlando to say they had arrived home safely on Monday night. Now everything gets back to normal but we miss them.
I had a chance to get to know Joey Taylor. Being allergic to the cats at his future in-laws, Joey stayed at my house. He was an excellent houseguest and we had a chance to visit over coffee each morning before heading out on the busy day's schedule.
I told Joey the family history and he told me about college, his parents, the job, and future plans. He seems to be a good guy with a good head on his shoulders. Erin has picked well. It made me feel good that he bragged about her. He told me how smart and talented she was and I pretended I didn't already know it. Being the only kid in the family, Erin has always had all the Roaches as proud "parents" with big expectations for her. She's a good kid. We love her.
Harmony United Methodist Calendar
May 17 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:45 a.m.
May 20 -- Women's Bible Study 9-10 a.m., Christian Quilters 9 a.m. -3 p.m.
June 5 -- Carpooling to Indian's Game at Indy and staying for Fireworks
June 13 -- Nativity Work Session at Stoney Stitzle's Workshop 9 a.m.-3 p.m.