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Harmony Happenings

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Harmony United Methodist will prepare a meal for the Northview Band for their first day of competition. The competition will be Saturday, Sept. 17. Folks will gather at HUMC on Friday evening, the 16th, at 6:30 p.m. to make sloppy joes. The crew will also make homemade cookies if needed. It takes thirty-five dozen homemade goodies for the Knights. No one would complain if there were a few extra for the cooking crew, too.

Bakers are still needed for the cookie sheet circulated at church on Sunday. Drop them off at church before Friday evening. Workers are also needed.

David and Cheryl Brinson will make sure all of the food is delivered to Northview at the right time on Saturday morning. Good luck to all the band kids.

Pastor Terry Jeffers reported that the food crew would be treated to a movie after all the meat was cooked and the cookies were bagged. He is showing the movie, Fireproof. Help if you can.

Everyone not at the Band Competition is asked to head back to HUMC on Saturday morning for a workday. There are several jobs to be completed: painting, repairing, generalmaintenance. Volunteers are needed. Breakfast will start at 9 a.m. and then everyone gets busy. Volunteers needed.

Those folks not watching the Knights, or repairing the church,are asked to be at home baking. A Pie Auction is scheduled for Sept. 18, right after Worship Service. It is not restricted to pies. Jams, jellies, cakes and cookies are all welcome. Homemade noodles and yeast rolls are a good attraction too. If persimmons are ripe yet, I would bid on those. My mouth is watering for persimmon pudding.

I assume that Chris Pell will be the auctioneer at the Pie Auction, but I don't have confirmation on that. Money will go for missions. Everyone is invited.

HUMC has had some electrical updates. We have new lights in the sanctuary, and there has been an addition to something. I am not electrically inclined. All I know is that we won't have to turn off the A/C, and shut off lights, when we have the Jonah Fish Fry in November. We can fry fish, see, and cool off all at the same time. Wonderful!

The HUMC Fish Fry is scheduled for Nov. 6. It is usually the last of the season. The big Van Buren Township Fish Fry, Carbon is coming up very soon. Both will need desserts and other supplies. Help if you can. We love those fish frys!

Crisis Pregnancy Center will have a Walk for Life on Sept. 24. The group will start at the First Christian Church and walk two miles to the Crisis Pregnancy Center. It starts at 9 a.m.

Operation Classroom Packing Day will be at Breden Memorial on Sept. 29. We are still collecting school supplies for Van Buren, Jackson Township, and for Operation Classroom. Pastor Terry and Secretary Marsha Nicoson will deliver our supplies to Breden and help with the packing.

Supplies from Breden are then placed in a trailer and delivered to Lapel, Ind., for shipping to the missions. The usual driver has had surgery and a volunteer is needed. Please contact Bill Green if you could assist in driving the trailer this year. It takes over two hours and 15 minutes from Terre Haute. Bill can be contacted at (765) 653-5430.

Epworth United Methodist Church is starting a new series called Good Sense Financial Freedom. This begins Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Clay County Retired Teachers Executive Committee met at Mary Ann Froderman's on Tuesday, Aug. 30. We updated call lists, discussed several issues, ate good food, welcomed new members, and made plans for the Fall Social. The Social will be Oct. 25 at the Bingo Hall on Kennedy Crossing Road.

Everyone has seemed to enjoy the past two chili suppers so we will have a repeat menu. We divided up the list of things to provide. Everyone is bringing something. Desserts and snacks to go with chili soup would be appreciated but not required. All retired teachers, spouses are invited.

The big attraction at the Fall Social will be a triple header. We will have our Area Director Don Metzger, our State President Bob Kraft, and the IRTA Director Andy Thomas. Bob Kraft will be our featured speaker. Andy will introduce him. I hear that Bob is very informative and has a great sense of humor. That is quite a feather in our caps to have all three at one meeting.

If anyone has any questions about retirement, benefits or legislation this would be a great meeting to attend.

CCRTA will have door prizes and raffle prizes. Any business or individual wishing to donate a prize can contact me (448-8734) or any retired teacher on the Executive Committee. Prizes are a good form of advertisement.

Retired teachers should get an invitation call near the end of September and a reminder about a week before Oct. 25. There are some folks that we just don't have phone numbers to call. If you are a retired teacher who has moved or changed phone service, please contact any of the CCRTA officers or committee chairs. Those are listed on our website which was recently updated. Check us out!

Happy Belated Birthday to Stace Pell. Sorry Stace. Happy days to Brady Pell (Today!), Betty Jarvis (10th), Johnny T. Clark & Suzanne Neier (11th), Thelma Hughbanks (12th ), Olivia Howald (13th), Jim Pell & Bernice Walton(17th), Allison Pell (24th), Fritz Maurer (26th). Happy Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Mike Kester and Mr. & Mrs. Trent Pell (23rd).

Clay County Retired Teacher's Calendar

Sept. 20 -- Meeting at Covington, Ind., for officers and committee people

Oct. 25 -- Fall Social at Kennedy Crossing Bingo Hall

Harmony United Methodist Calendar

Sept. 11 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m.

Sept. 12 -- Finance Committee 7 p.m., Evening Quilting 6-9 p.m.

Sept. 13 -- Bowling 6:30 at Brazilian Lanes

Sept. 14 - Bible Study 9 a.m., Quilting 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sept. 15 -- Admin. Board 7 p.m.

Sept. 16 -- Prepare food for Northview Marching Knights

Sept. 17 -- Work Day, Breakfast starts at 9 a.m.

Sept. 18 -- Pie Auction after Worship Service

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