By Helen Ellerman
Pastor Connie Locke and Jewell and Helen Ellerman attended the brunch and program at the Rich Hill United Methodist Church put on by the Rich Hill United Methodist Women. There were several United Methodist Churches attending. Danielle Ralph, facility manager, from the Rich Hill Youth Center had the program. They had a very good brunch and at each seat they had a card addressed to a missionary for each person attending to send. They had a little bag of homemade cookies for each person to take home and some candy kisses. It was a very good program.
Judy Gwyn and her mother, Margret Ann Haddix, of The Woodlands, TX, and their brother and son, Jim Haddix, of Maine flew to Kansas City Monday, Sept. 17 to spent a week in Margret Ann’s home in Shell City to visit relatives and friends in the area. They ate dinner in the home of John and Frances Lewis Wednesday, Sept. 20. They attended church Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Schell City United Methodist Church. They left for home on Monday, Sept. 24.
Those having dinner at Madalyn’s Kitchen Sunday, Sept. 23, after church were Jewell and Helen Ellerman, Jeanie O’Brien, Ruth Ijams, Margret Ann Haddix, Judy Gwyn, Jim Haddix, John and Frances Lewis and Lily, one of the Lewis’s guests.
The Schell City/Harwood United Methodist Women met at Madalyn’s Kitchen Wednesday evening, Sept. 19. Those present were Pastor Connie Locke, Jewell and Helen Ellerman, Madalyn Crocher, Jeanie O’Brien, Frances Lewis, Margret Ann Haddix, Judy Gwyn, Felicia Ellis, Ruth Ijams and Sharon Sterling. President Helen Ellerman conducted the business meeting. She gave the devotion taken from John 8:25-36. Pastor Locke read from the prayer calendar and had prayer. The purpose of UMW was repeated in unison. The card chairman reported sending several cards. Final plans were made for their rummage and bake sale Oct. 5-6. Plans were made for several members to attend the fall district meeting at Lockwood Oct. 13. It was voted to keep the same officers for 2013. Pastor Locke had the lesson. For the lesson Pastor Locke read from the children’s book for the reading program book for 2012. Refreshment of summer sausage, cheese, crackers, ham and cheese sandwiches, chips, cantaloupe, grapes, watermelon, pumpkin cookies, snack cakes, brownies, cinnamon bread, ice tea and coffee were served. Their next regular meeting will be Oct. 17 at Madalyn’s Kitchen at 6 p.m. Madalyn Crocher will have the lesson.
The Schell City/Harwood United Methodist Women will hold their rummage and bake sale Friday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The bake sale is Friday only. Most items are 25 cents except for the items marked and the baked goods. It will be held in the Schell City United Methodist Church basement on the south side of the church. They will work in the basement on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 9-11 a.m. to finish getting ready for the sale. If you have anything you want to donate and there is no one at the church, you can call Pastor Locke at 432-3421, Helen Ellerman at 432-3402 or Ruth Ijams at 432-3464.
Church service was held at the Harwood Baptist Church Sunday, Sept. 23. Brother Cliff Bennett’s sermon “God’s Promise To Us” was taken from Psalm 23.
Church service was held at the Schell City United Methodist Church Sunday, Sept. 23. Lawrence Cripps, lay person from the Horton and Metz church, had the sermon as Pastor Connie Locke went to Horton and Metz to give communion. Lawrence’s sermon “A Night of Accounting” was taken from Luke 12:13-21. He played a special on the piano “A Time to Pray.” Sunday School was held before church. Jeanie O’Brien led the lesson “Faith Inspires Gratitude” taken from Hebrews 12:14-29.