Harmony United Methodist Women met in Fellowship Hall at the church Monday, July 27.
President Sheila Termeer opened the meeting with prayer and read from the Prayer Calender.
Gail Roach distributed the minutes from April 27 and the minutes Carolyn Kumpf had taken from the June 22 meeting. Gail had been out of town June 22 to meet with the orthopedic surgeon. Carolyn was out of town with family June 27 and Gail gave the treasurer's report.
Mayme Johnson served a delicious supper of chicken casserole, salad, veggies with dip, red, white and blue fruit salad, jello and chips. Betty Julbert and Gail Road won the barbecue basket door prizes. Each cute little red basket contained a dish towel, honey barbecue sauce, candle with Bible verse, basting brush, napkins and paper plates. Mayme and Sheila had decorated the tables in a patriotic theme.
In old business, we discussed the cancer scarves. Sheila had an illustrated page of scarf ties to use when we finish making them. Further discussion was tabled until Barbara Pell returns. She will help and advise on fabric and sewing.
We don't have a scrapbook yet, but Gail has started doing some universal pages to go in it when we find a good one. Carolyn is looking for one. The group looked at the pages that were completed.
In new business, we discussed helping with Operation Classroom. We will get lists of needed supplies to distribute to the congregation. We will ask Marsha to insert the list in the bulletin. Whatever we collect should be taken to Breden Memorial for assembling the boxes. The boxes go to 17 schools in Africa.
Sheila suggested that we send notes to those we haven't seen at HUMW for some time or to ladies we would like to have join the group.
Each of us picked three-four people that we wanted to send a card to during the week prior to the next meeting.
The next nativity work session will be Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. We will circulate a signup for food, supplies and workers.
We will discuss the potlatch at the next meeting. Gail will hand out invitations around the first of September. We will have a Native American theme and lesson. Carolyn will do the lesson.
Sheila's lesson for the evening was titled "God and Country." We said the Pledge of Allegiance. She had Bible verses around the table and we each read one of them.
Sheila shared pictures she had taken in New York during a recent visit with her niece, Mayme's granddaughter. They visited the Statue of Liberty, which had just reopened from being closed since 9/11.
Mayme and Sheila had visited several churches and Ground Zero.
Sheila talked about how the remaining I-beams seemed like a cross and how St. Paul's Episcopal had been the refuge for people since the time of George Washington. She concluded her lesson by reading a prayer the first president had written.