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Harmony Happenings

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Harmony United Methodist Women Yard Sale/Bake Sale will be here June 4th. We will be open until we run out of stuff to sell. We keep saying we will pass around a sheet which I haven't gotten printed up. I probably won't be at church on Sunday, so please circulate a notebook sheet, if I don't get typing this week.

We need work crews on Friday to set up the sale and price the treasures. We also need folks on Saturday to sell the items. Hopefully lots of folks will bake goodies we can sell. All the money goes to missions. We especially want to raise funds so we can help SOS to get a facility for battered women.

Women's Sunday went off well even if we hit a few snags. We had planned to sing a song, but just could not get a group together to practice,so we cancelled that plan. Several of our ladies have had some health issues, too.

Debbie Weaver stepped up at the last minute to be the lay leader for the service. Sally Evingerled the songs. Sheila TerMeerand Alicia McCoy did the candles. Susie Pell as always did a wonderful job at the Clavinova. Becky Jeffers did the children's message. anieand Nicki Osborn passed the collection plate. Rose Marie Pell and Rita Jones were our greeters. I wrote a short history of United Methodist Women and talked about some of our missions.

United Methodist Women are now over one million strong. It all started in the 1860's with six ladies, who began a missionary society to help women in India. With God's help, UMW now assists women worldwide with issues including homelessness, addiction, abuse, job inequality, racial prejudice, child and elder care, and providing a sense of belonging to those who need it.

Happenings will be short this week. I need to pull weeds. People are coming over for a cookout on Saturday and we may have to take machetes to get to the grill. Even if I get an area looking nice, it rains six times before I can get another area cleared. By that time, the first area needs new attention.

Thank you to all our veterans passed and present. Also, thanks to all of our service people who are currently serving our country. Thanks to all the people who serve us as police and fire protection, too. We need to recognize these folks all the time.

Have a great holiday weekend.

Happy Birthday to Ella London (30th). Happy Anniversary to Mark & RaeAnne Howald (30th).

Harmony United Methodist Calendar

May 29 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m.

June 1 -- Bible Study 9 a.m., Quilting 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Study Group 6:30 p.m. at Lena

June 3 -- Work to set up yard sale

June 4 -- Yard Sale until we run out of stuff