April 26, 2010
Harmony United Methodist Women met in Fellowship Hall at the church on Monday, April 26, 2010. President Sheila Termeer called the meeting to order and opened with prayer. Gail Roach distributed the minutes and they were accepted.
Carolyn reported that she had deposited $271. This brings the balance to $1,052.49. Pledges to Missions of $150 and the monthly pledge to the church are still to come out of that amount.
Barbara Pell was the hostess for the evening. The ladies munched on goodies while they continued the meeting. Barbara provided cheese ball, crackers, angel food cake, and strawberries. She said the delicious cheese ball was really easy. It was made of cream cheese, shredded cheese, and ranch dressing. Yummy.
The ladies needed to finalize plans for the Mother/Daughter Banquet scheduled for May 3. Carolyn had checked prices at Chaney's and Goodies Galore for having the meal catered or partially catered. Although the selections sounded good, it was decided to continue the pitch-in and save the money for missions.
Barbara will bake a ham; Carolyn will prepare a pork loin. Sheila will bring the rolls. Carolyn said we needed to get lemonade and sweetener. We will make iced tea, too. Everyone should bring a covered dish, dessert, or salad and their own table service. Gail will circulate a sign-up sheet.
Jana Sinders of Outback Garden Center in Clay City will provide the program for the banquet. We will give her $40 for her time and spend $20 on plants to use for door prizes.
Sheila read from the Prayer Calendar and suggested we take a few minutes to send cards. Gail bought cards at the Open Door to use as needed. Cards were sent to Nancy Barnett, Rose Marie Pell, and Deaconess Yvette Diaz.
The Yard Sale planned for June was again postponed. It was decided that July and August would be too hot. Perhaps a fall sale would work better.
Gail reported that she had talked to the folks at the HUX Cancer Center to see if they needed more scarves. They said the ladies are afraid they can't tie them. They don't want to have to fuss with anything. Some are still trying to use regular bandanas, which don't cover the head. Hopefully, our simple scarves will catch on with those that need them.
Carolyn did a lesson on Prayer and Self-Denial from the UMW Program Book. The theme this year is, "Let's Work Together." The emphasis is on maintaining our current facilities worldwide. Methodist Women have supported worthwhile missions, especially for women and children, for 140 years. This year funds are being directed toward buildings and places for these missions. Regular usage and time take their toll on all the structures. Some international missions face bombings and political take-over. Natural disasters can affect any mission. Without that structure, the work of the mission cannot progress well. They need our support.
All the HUM Women chose something they could give up during the month of May in order to donate that money. Carolyn collected donations for Prayer and Self-Denial.
Items for discussion: Yard Sale, Missions (SOS?), district meeting in July (Mission School), green meeting/cookout at Gail's in September, possible raffle at the Fish Fry in November, Operation Classroom
1. A Farewell Dinner was held for Pastor Bob and Carolyn Kumpf on Thursday, June 17. A nice crowd attended the event. Several ladies met at the church and at Gail's House several times to complete a scrapbook for them.
2. Mother/ Daughter Banquet was held on May 3 -- no regular meeting. About 50 women attended the event.
3. Sheila received info that Red Bird Mission was forced to close due to lack of funding. After the Harmony Happenings article, Gail was emailed that she had incorrectly stated what was going on at the mission. Only the school may be forced to close for one year while they raise funds. (They did not want to start the school year and not be able to finish it). The other mission activities will remain open and the school will reopen as soon as funding permits. Hopefully, that is stated correctly now.
4. A Bridal Shower for Alicia May and Conor McCoy will be held immediately after the meeting this evening.
1. Sunday at the Fairgrounds (during the 4-H Fair) will be July 18 -- no regular Worship Service will be held at the church.
2. Welcome Breakfast is planned for Pastor Terry Jeffers for this Sunday, July 4 at 8 a.m. Judy Maurer is making Grandma Pell's homemade pancakes and syrup. She said she would get some Smokey Links to pop in the oven, too. Gail is making a breakfast casserole. Another casserole or two will be needed. Fresh fruit, rolls, juice or other goodies would be appreciated. Please help if you can.