February is a short month but was packed with many blessings and events. We started the month with the General Meeting and Lunch, with beautiful decorations and great food under the direction of Carol Swain and Bazaar Buddies. Marsha Sylvester-Josť presented Reading Program Certificates to those who had completed the program and Ruth Criddle spoke of the help she received getting the Prayer and Self Denial letters mailed. Lelah Holmes stated that those funds were previously used to purchase computers for schools at Red Bird Mission. Be sure to participate in the clever and interesting way, as described in the letter, to set aside funds for this mission. UMW gives yearly to many different missions and itís always gratifying to get feedback as to where the funds were used. We also received several more thank you letters from those missions.

Bazaar Buddies sent twenty-five Valentineís Day cards to our friends who are frequently unable to come to church to let them know we care and are thinking of them.

As February progressed it was nonstop with excitement and suspense with a first ever chili-cornbread cook off. Six people earned bragging rights with everyone enjoying the results of their culinary expertise. Next was the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner prepared by United Methodist Men and Outreach Committee, which was an occasion of feasting and celebration including games and prizes. Then the next day, Ash Wednesday, was a time of prayer and professing devotion to God as we began the Lent Season up to Easter.

Cheryl Bottom taught two pie crust making classes and the results were obvious with the many delicious pies purchased at the yearly Spaghetti Dinner and Pie Auction. What a fun time it was, a great dinner and the contagious laughter as the bidding numbers are raised high into the air until only two or three are left to good naturedly battle for a pie.

Please consider attending Game Night on the 4th Saturday of the month. It is an evening of playing any or all of many games with happy mischievous grins throughout the room.

Believe it or not the Rummage Sale is just a month away so begin your spring cleaning and set aside that clutter to become someone elseís treasure.

Oh, yes, a very busy month indeed! All women are encouraged to attend the UMW meetings. The next date is: Planning Meeting, March 2, 2020, 10:00am. 

Thought for the Day: A year from now you will wish you had started today!

Myra Wade, Secretary
Bonnie Shelton, President
Vivian Riley & Carol Aldrich, Co-Vice Presidents
Debbie Hopking, Treasurer