by Helen Ellerman

Rozella Gammon with Gary and Shirley Vickers went to Colorado Springs, CO, Tuesday morning, March 5. They visited Dot Spuhler and some of her family. She is the former Dot Porter who grew up in the Dederick area. They returned home Sunday evening, March 10. They had a lot of ice and snow while they were there and drove part way home in it.

The Schell City/Harwood United Methodist Women met Wednesday evening, March 13, at Madalyn’s Kitchen. Those present were Pastor Connie Locke, Jewell and Helen Ellerman, Frances Lewis, Jeanie O’Brien, Ruth Ijams and Sharon Sterling. Madalyn came and opened up and left because of a sick grandson. President Helen Ellerman conducted the business meeting. She gave the devotion taken from Luke 9:10-17. Pastor Locke read from the prayer calendar and had prayer. The purpose of UMW was repeated un unison. The card chairman reported sending several cards. They will start working at the rummage house. Jeanie O’Brien had the lesson, “Seeing the Power of Sisterhood.” She read Luke 8:1-3 and Proverbs 3:20. Refreshments were served which consisted of chicken wings, summer sausage, cheese, crackers, pizza, grapes, chips, danish rolls, iced tea and coffee. Their next meeting will be April 10 at 6 p.m. at Madalyn’s Kitchen with finger food. Madalyn Crocker will have the lesson.

Rozella Gammon attended Red Hats at the home of Sally Hawkins at El Dorado Springs Wednesday, March 13.

Those having dinner at Madalyn’s Kitchen after church Sunday, March 17, were Jewell and Helen Ellerman, Jeanie O’Brien, Ruth Ijams, Frances Lewis, Gary Joe Dunn, Gayle Grinder and Gayle’s granddaughter, Elizabeth Faith.

Connie Locke had dinner with her parents, Ben and Gloria Locke, at Nevada Sunday, March 17.

Church service was held at the Harwood Baptist Church Sunday, March 17. Brother Cliff Bennett’s sermon was taken from John 4.

Church service was held at the Schell City United Methodist Church Sunday, March 17. Lawrence Cripps was the guest speaker as Pastor Connie Locke went to Horton and Metz to give communion. Lawrence is the Layperson at the two churches. Lawrence’s sermon, “Needed a Double Portion of Compassion,” taken from Matthew 9:35-38. The Ecumenical Sunrise service will be held Sunday, March 31, at 7 a.m. at the Schell City Christian. Lawrence played a special on the piano, “He was there all the time.” Sunday School was held before church. Jeanie O’Brien led the lesson “Gabriel’s Interpretation” taken from Daniel 8:19-26.

Pastor Connie Locke, Jewell and Helen Ellerman attended a mission study on poverty Saturday, March 16, at the Westley United Methodist Church at Springfield.