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Harmony Happenings

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Harmony United Methodist Women had a meeting Monday, Oct. 24 at the church.

Members were asked to bring their raffle items to this meeting. Raffle prize donations can also be dropped off at the church. We need more items for the event.

Raffle tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5. The raffle will be held on the day of the Fish Fry. Winners will be notified later if they are not present at the time of the drawing.

HUMW is collecting food items for S.O.S. 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 those donations at the church, too. We will have tubs at both entrances to the sanctuary. All help is appreciated.

Harmony United Methodist Church has several events planned or being planned. The HUMC Annual Fish Fry will be Sunday, Nov. 6, from 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. It is an all you can eat Jonah Fish Fry. We will have mac and cheese, baked beans, slaw or applesauce. 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 were circulated at church last Sunday. We still need workers, cooks, clean-ups and dessert donations. Please help if you can. Monies go to 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. Everyone is invited.

Pastor Terry Jeffers is leading a 7-week study called Advent Conspiracy. The program examines how Christmas traditions have morphed into a shopping frenzy interspersed with drunken parties. Add stress, traffic jams, huge debts, and an increase in suicide. Enough money is spent to support a small country. It isn't much of a celebration of Jesus' birth.

The program offers alternatives that are "feel good" with directives to help others. Contact the church for more information 448-2917. There are two websites to check out: www.RethinkingChristmas.com or www.AdventConspiracy.org. Give presence rather than presents.

Lena United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Barn Party Saturday, Oct. 29. They are asking attendees to bring canned foods for the Food Pantry.

United Methodist Men will meet for breakfast at Carbon UMC Saturday, Oct. 22. All men are invited to join them.

Clay County Retired Teachers Fall Social will be Tuesday, Oct. 25 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.

The Fall Social/Chili Supper will start at 6:30 p.m. Members and associate members are all invited to attend. Anyone who would like to join or check out the retired teacher organization is welcome to attend. Yearly dues are due in September but most are paid at this first meeting. Teachers who retired in 2011 get a free one-year membership. If, for some reason, you cannot attend, dues may be mailed to Rachel Fagg. Blue or green membership cards are now expired.

Everyone should have received a call about the Social/Meeting. Reminder calls should be made this week. Some numbers have changed and we don't know how to call some former members. Please contact one of the officers if you have been missed: Vice-President Odena Harper, Secretary Cheryl Boyce, Treasurer Rachel Fagg or President Gail Roach. Information is also available on line:

Sorry, my internet has been down and I don't know what day the Happenings will appear in the Times. Thanks to Robyn and Jason for holding space for me.

All of our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Jim Pell. Among some many things, his warm smile and handshakes on Sunday morning will be missed.

Happy Birthday Betty Julbert (21st), Alisha McCoy & Ryan London & Sheila Termeer (23rd), Kelly Sparks (24th), Trent Pell (28th) Happy October Anniversary to Carole & Gail Weaver (22nd).

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