After the celebration, Imogene continued to enjoy family by attending her great-grandson's ballgame. She was anxious to see Owen play even if she had to use her walker to get to the spectator's section. Not too many 85 year olds attend ballgames on their birthdays. Keep it up, Imy! I hear that Owen had a good game, too. Good job!
Cousin Debbie Akers invited me over for lunch after church on Sunday. I wanted to see all the house improvements. She has her house and 40 acres for sale. She gave me first peek at her yard sale items, too. Can't resist a yard sale!
Debbie fixed a delicious lunch: grilled spicy chicken topped a Caesar salad. She had made a spinach-artichoke dip and apple crisp for the intro and finale. Her little buddy Ernie helped with everything, of course. He is one of her grandkids, too. Some people might think he's a dog but Ernie knows better.
We spent the whole day out on Debbie's humongous deck with woods on two sides. It was a perfect day. Debbie pulled out some vintage purses, hats and scarves she sells in her booth at Shady Lane Antique Mall. It was such a hoot imagining how ladies might have used those small bags back in their day. Most were beaded. One was silver wire curly cues. Another was crusted with sequins and huge glass baubles. So gaudy but fun.
Harmony United Methodist Women are collecting food items for Serving on the Streets (SOS.) This month's mission is called Stock the Shelves. We hope to donate canned goods, packaged foods, paper plates, plastic ware, paper towels, microwave items, dish soap, etc. Drop off donations at the church. We will have tubs at both entrances to the sanctuary. All help is appreciated.
SOS is planning a Trunk or Treat for needy kids this month. They will also have a Thanksgiving Dinner for the families in November. Any donations of money or items would be greatly appreciated.
In August and September we collected school supplies, snacks, and socks for SOS and schools. All of those have now been delivered. Thanks to everyone who helped.
Harmony United Methodist Church has several events planned or being planned. We will have a Family Night on Friday, Oct. 14. It will start at 6:30 p.m. Pastor will be showing the movie, Soul Surfer. It is about a young girl who loses her arm to a shark attack. It shows how she recovers from the devastating event. The November movie will be, Facing the Giants. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The HUMC Annual Fish Fry will be on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 11:30 to 2:30. It is an all you can eat Jonah Fish Fry. We will have mac and cheese, baked beans, slaw or applesauce. Inflation has not hit. Prices will be the same as last year: Adults-$8, Children under 12-$4, Children under 3-Free. Desserts will be $1.
Sign-Up Sheets will be circulated at church this Sunday. We need workers, cooks, clean-ups, and dessert donations. Please help if you can. One of the good things about the Fish Fry is everyone who comes out to help. It is great fellowship. All the workers will be able to purchase an official HUMC t-shirt if they would like one to wear to the Fish Fry.
Harmony United Methodist Women will have a raffle at the Fish Fry. We need raffle items. I was able to run around to different businesses, with my hand out, last year. Folks were generous with us. The knee has slowed me down considerably. Debbie Weaver has agreed to pick up any items that are donated. We can use antique goodies and new items and just about anything someone might want to buy changes to get. Call me if you would like to donate (448-8734) or drop off items at the church.
We put a can by each raffle item so people can put their tickets in the containers of the items that they want. This avoids getting something you don't really need. Tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5. Money goes for missions.
Because of the Fish Fry, Worship Service will be at 4 p.m., Nov. 6. This allows other congregations to attend our event and gives us enough time to clean up and relax a little before our own service.
A Stewardship Sunday is being planned probably for the first Sunday in December. Pastor Terry will be talking about stewardship during the month of November, ending with the dinner. More information will be available later.
A new seven week study will start about mid-November. It is called "Advent Conspiracy". It encourages us to spend less but get more. Check it out at www.adventconspiracy.org.
Lena United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Barn Party on Saturday, Oct. 29. They are asking attendees to bring canned foods for the Food Pantry.
Congrats to the Northview Marching Knights. I hear that they took a first at Center Grove. Give a pat on the back to all who participated or helped with that event.
Debbie Weaver feels blessed this week. She attended the Emmaus Walk last week. Those who return from one of the walks seem to have a special glow.
The new playground equipment for the Harmony Town Park has arrived. Rosanne Aker invites all good workers to show up at the park on Oct. 15, starting at 9 a.m. They are needed to help put things together and to secure them in concrete for the kids. A representative from the company in Anderson will be there to assist and give directions. Please help if you can.
Reminder to all retired teachers: CCRTA Fall Social on Tuesday, Oct. 25 that the Bingo Hall on Kennedy Crossing. We need raffle items and door prizes. Please contact one of the officers if you have something to donate. It is good advertising, too.
Happy Birthday to Pam Hood (14th), Adam Termeer & Greg Jones & Susan Maurer (19th), Carson Lawrence & Jimmy Pell (20th), Betty Julbert (21st), Alisha McCoy & Ryan London & Sheila Termeer (23rd), Kelly Sparks (24th), Trent Pell (28th) Happy October Anniversaries to Heidi & A.J. Babkowski (15th), Carole & Gail Weaver (22nd).
Harmony United Methodist Calendar
October 14 -- Family Night 6:30 p.m.
October 16 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:30
October 18 -- Bowling 6:30 p.m., at Brazilian Lanes
October 19 - Bible Study 9 a.m., Quilting 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
October 20 -- Adm. Board 7 p.m.
October 24 -- HUMWomen 7 p.m.
November 6 -- Fish Fry