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Harmony Happenings

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Harmony United Methodist had the annual Jonah Fish Fry Sunday. We had a good crowd and everyone seemed to be pleased with the food. My share was good. We were all so exhausted that Pastor Terry moved Worship Service to 3 p.m. We had intended to hold service at 4 p.m. , but were all cleaned up and several folks were too tired to come back later.

The service was short but touching. Pastor shared a story. We all stood in a circle singing "I'll be A Sanctuary." Later, we joined hands for a prayer circle. It was a full day of fellowship, hard work, and worship. It was a good day.

HUM Women had a successful raffle at the Fish Fry. Several merchants and individuals donated items for it. We made $211 for missions.

Thanks to everyone who donated to the raffle: Advanced Auto, Brazilian Lanes, Brinson Family, Clay Community Theater, Mayme Cox, Pat Dickison, Patty Escott, Harmony Diner, Jack's Fine Foods, Ken Garrison, Rita Jones, Suzanne Mathis, Maurer's Wellness Center, Maurizio's Pizza, Mike's Muffler, Chris & Susie Pell, Stoney Stitzle, Sheila TerMeer, Walnut Theater.

I know I have missed some of those who donated. A few generous people just left an item for us. We don't know who gave it, or them, to us. Thanks to all those folks, too.

Judy Maurer won the Taste of Home Cookbook. Other winners were: Suzanne Mathis (four steaks from Jack's), John Mace (Vera Bradley Bag), Terry Barr (Maurizio's), Patty Escott (Lord's Prayer Bell), Rita Jones (Community Theater Tickets), Mike Mace -- the Big Winner (Harmony Diner $20, Scentzy Travel Tins, Leather Steering Wheel Cover, Chrome Tip from Mike's Muffler, Vitamin's from Maurer's), Randy Ellison (Thomas Kincade candle holder, Christmas Plates, Copper Plate).

The list of winners continues: Heather Stewart (Liz Claiborne Wallet, Walnut Theater Passes), Donna Mullenix (Knifes, Leaf Scoop, Woven Blanket, Plaque), Virginia Mathis (Christmas Ornament, Home Interiors Candle Holder), Cameron Kumpf (1928 Model of Lincoln), Carter Kumpf (Set of Cutting Boards), Suzanne Mathis (Blue Glass Jar), Sheila TerMeer (Persian Drawing), Linda Smock (Red Wreath).

The rest of the winners are: David Brinson (Brazilian Lanes Passes, Brass Plate), Kenaday Harden (LUV Soap, Bracelet), Don Smock (Wreath with Goards), Tommy Dale Thompson (Maurer's Vitamins), Christine Clark (Electronic Bible), Carolyn Kumpf (Biscuit Mix with Peanut Spread), RoseannAker (Little Urchin Fountain, Biscuit Mix with Peanut Spread), Marc Maurer (Hallmark Plaque), Greg Jones (Retirement Granny). I won the American Flag and a Duffle Bag.

It was a busy time leading up to the Fish Fry. Judy Maurer and Brenda Shorter were in charge of getting all the schedules together, buying food, preparing food. They were assisted by a whole host of people. It was hectic for both ladies and we appreciate all their hard work amid all their other responsibilities.

Thanks to Debbie Weaver and Rita Jones for helping to get items for the raffle. My bum knee made it tough to get around to merchants with my hand out. Those ladies picked up the slack and went beyond. Debbie helped me decorate tables too.

Sheila TerMeerand and I got together earlier in the week to set up the raffle tables and try to make them look nice. Suzanne Mathis had saved containers all year for us to use beside each item. Sheila and I covered them with construction paper. We recycled and have now stashed them away for next year.

Working together with the church family feels good. Come join us anytime.

A friend and I went to lunch last week at Red Lobster and then visited a mutual friend at Cobblestone Health Campus in Terre Haute.

We also visited with Carolyn Phillip's mother, Coral. She is such a dear lady too. She showed us her garden and gave me some cherry tomatoes she had growing in a flower pot. They have ripened nicely on the counter. Coral talked about Carolyn's recent invitation to a prestigious jewelry show in Florida. Congrats, Carolyn. Thanks to all for a good day.

Good cousin Jim from Jenkin's Construction was over for a couple of days. He fixed the step that was playing havoc with my knee. I had twisted that bum knee more than once. It is so much better to walk out the back door to the sun porch now. Thanks, Cous.

The Clay County Retired Teachers should be getting their volunteer hours totaled by next month. Those hours should be sent to Carolyn Tausig in December. We will have a Coffee at Goodies Galore on December six to turn them in or they can be mailed. We hope to top the over 7000 hours that we worked last year.

The CCRTA website was updated this week. Check it out at www.clayrta.org.

Harmony United Methodist Women will not meet this month. We will have a Christmas Party at the church Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars. All ladies of the church are invited to attend. We will have a pitch-in dinner and a friendly gift exchange.

Ladies are asked to bring a small gift, around $5. It can be purchased, homemade or hand crafted. I will be getting out invitations and a sign-up sheet as soon as I get caught up. As always, women, from other churches whodon't have UMW's, are invited to join us.

Cousin Debbie Akers is coming for a visit on Friday. I will need to chase some dust bunnies before she arrives and figure out something for lunch. She cooks all those wonderful dishes so mine will pale in comparison. We are going to attempt to repair an old wardrobe that needs a bottom shelf. She is good at that, I'm not.

Rosanne Aker reports all the new playground equipment has been installed at Harmony Park. Check it out.

Rosanne also mentioned that she is looking for bell ringers for the Salvation Army. This is a good community project for Scouts, clubs or church groups. She will have more information after an upcoming meeting.

I don't usually include rumors in the Harmony Happenings, but this is a good one if all works out. We should have a new marshal soon. Hopefully, I will have more details later.

Happy Birthday Pastor Terry Jeffers (10th), Nancy Pell (12th), Niece Erin Roach Taylor & Shirley Pell (13th), Mike Mace (16th), Susie Pell (17th), Kenda Dierdorf & Suzy Morgan (20th), Nikki Dawson (23rd), Billy Osborn & Meaka Barnett (25th), Jim Clausen (29th).

Happy Anniversary to Jim & Mary Lawrence (12th), George & Sarah Lawrence and Travis & Christina Jones (27th), Dan & Nancy Pell (30th).

Harmony United Methodist Calendar

Nov. 13 -- Worship and Communion 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:30

Nov. 15 -- Bowling 6:30 at Brazilian Lanes

Nov. 16 - Bible Study 9 a.m., Quilting 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Study Group 6:30 p.m.