Harmony United Methodist Women will meet Monday, June 22, in Fellowship Hall.
Rose Marie Pell will present the lesson and Carolyn Kumpf will be the hostess.
All ladies of the church are invited and all the ladies in our cluster group are invited, too.
We worked on the nativity figures last Saturday at the church. The figures are still beautiful even after 50 years of wind and weather over the holidays.
One group was sanding and repairing statues in the garage and another group was painting in Fellowship Hall.
At the starting time, we had only three workers but by afternoon, the number had more than doubled.
It was a small but very hard working crew.
Thanks to Stoney Stitzle, Opal Schopmeyer, Suzanne Neier, Pastor Bob Kumpf, David and Cheryl Brinson for all their hard work.
Thanks also to the folks who provided food or supplies: Pell's Shopping Center, Judy Maurer, Shirley Pell, Dan and Nancy Pell, John and Rosie Pell, Opal Schopmeyer, Suzanne Neier, Stoney Stitzle and Eva Latham.
Stoney spent the entire day sanding off years of good intentions from one of the kings.
He was finally down to a tool that looked more like it could be used for manicures.
By the end of the day, all loose paint was cleaned from the folds of the king's linoleum-like robes.
Opal was queen of the painting duties. She spent the entire day at one table or another with paintbrush in hand.
I ran back and forth cleaning up a figure that didn't need too much restoration so that we could continue to paint.
When Suzanne and the Brinson's arrived, we were able to keep two full crews going until almost 5 p.m.
Suzanne suggested that we give the figures a second coat while they are all cleaned and repaired.
We still need to devise some type of stand for each figure.
During the holidays the statues need to be kept out of the wet and be heavy enough to keep them from tipping over in the wind.
All you handy-folks put on your thinking caps and design something for us.
We will need to have another Saturday work session soon. I know I said this might be the last one but it can't be helped.
Those of us who worked had a good time.
I made my cookies and organized supplies the day before. Once that was done, the actual work with friends was enjoyable. Good fellowship.
Thanks to Jim Gerber for stopping by on Saturday to alert us to some work that needed attention behind the garage.
Those coming and going from church never see that area. Now that we know the problem, the trees, etc., can be cut down.
Lena will host a one-day Super Saturday Vacation Bible School on July 11.
This will be a fun experience with lots of learning for the kids.
The Annual United Methodist Conference will start on Thursday June 25, and go to June 28, at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.
United Methodist Men will have a breakfast on Saturday, June 20, at Epworth Church starting at 8 a.m. All men are invited.
Good friend Marilyn Smith and her hubby Ray are coming to lunch on Thursday.
I am so looking forward to their visit.
I hope they survive my hot chicken salad, homemade bread, and peach crisp with ice cream.
A couple of salads should round out the menu.
Some of my dishes don't turn out like I intended.
Cake sometimes becomes pudding and jell-o salads have been known to turn into sauces.
Keep your fingers crossed for no disasters.
Marilyn helps with the telephone tree at Nazarene Church.
She and the others do such a wonderful service for their church folks and to carry God's Word.
Marilyn is always good to talk to on the phone.
I am sure she is excellent at bringing comfort where needed and rallying others for prayer.
I am still working on our church directory.
Then we will be able to get our telephone tree going again.
With the bridal shower, this leg problem and several other commitments, I had to neglect it for a while.
Most of the address changes have now been made but there are a few folks I have not been able to contact because the info for them is out of date.
The Roaches are planning to take Mama Kate Trout out for her birthday this week but don't know yet where or when.
Kate can pick her favorite restaurant and then we'll do some proper spoiling.
Janice -- I hope you read the Happenings this week because I did not get your RADA knife order.
You said it was in the mail and I don't have your phone number. Call me at 448-8734.
Happy Birthday to Kate Trout (19th), Dan Pell & Auriel Sidney Long (23rd). Happy Anniversary to Brad and Barbara Pell (19th), and Mr. & Mrs. Jim Pell (30th).
Harmony United Methodist Calendar
June 18 -- Trustees Meeting 6:30, Admin. Board 7 p.m.
June 21 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:45 a.m.
June 24 -- Clay County Quilters 9-3, Bible Study 9 a.m.