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Uniontown UMC prepares for Christmas, library has new hours

Monday, November 26, 2007

Norma Dunn brought the message, "Why Be Grateful?" which was a Thanksgiving message, at the United Methodist Church Sunday Morning. Scripture was taken from Second Thessalonians, 2:13-17. She filled the pulpit at the last minute, due to the sudden illness of her husband. the Rev. Joel Dunn. Member George Warren gave his birthday offering.

It was announced that the Charge Conference would be Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Redfield Church. On Nov. 25 a Gideon representative spoke at the church, and it was United Methodist Student Day. Dec. 16 is the Christmas program given by the teens. The community is invited to attend.

The Uniontown Methodist United Methodist Women met Nov. 13, in the fellowship hall of the church. President Pat McClenahan welcomed the group, then all repeated "The Purpose" in unison. Devotions were given by Pat McClenahan, who told the story of a young woman who was flying to a destination, and found that a fellow passenger next to her was eating the cookies that she had brought, which made her very angry. In leaving the airplane, she discovered that she still had her cookies tucked away in a tote bag, and that she had been eating the traveler's cookies, instead, which was a lesson on forgiveness. Pat brought little sacks of cookies to pass around, asking each to have a cookie, then hand a cookie to a friend and invite them to church. She closed her remarks with prayer.

Seven members answered roll call by stating what they would be doing on Thanksgiving Day.

A thank you note was read from Betty Wolfe, expressing pleasure at attending the Roxa Draper dinner held earlier in October.

A donation will be given for a needy family at Holiday time.

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, there is to be a caroling party with snacks at the church when it is over. At 7 p.m. Dec. 12, the UMW will have a special meeting in the evening, so the members who are employed may attend. This is to be a Christmas meeting so bring a gift for the gift exchange.

Norma Dunn gave the message on racial justice, stressing the elimination of hatred and racial problems. She advised that we need to extend the hand of christian fellowship and accept all as our neighbors.

Preceding the meeting, the members packed all of the items for the Bishops Roundup, and Ed and Pauline Hartman delivered it to the Beacon in Fort Scott. After the tabulation, the donation amounted to $500.

The UMW Ladies served a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner to the Ruritan club. Turkey and all of the trimmings was enjoyed, with Pauline Hartman as Chairman, assisted by Margaret Hartman, Pat McClenahan and Lavon Middleton. The tables were festive with fall decorations, including paper turkeys, greenery, votive lights, and flowers.

Karen and Andy Johnson, Redfield, took Bonita Holeman to Lawrence Saturday evening where they attended a musical program by the Children's Choir and heard Nolan Frank, their grandson, sing a solo. Nolan also played piano accompaniment for the jazz group who sang a number. This was the final grade school musical for Nolan, as he will be entering high school next fall.

Kenneth and Lavon Middleton are home, after a trip to Chicago, to visit their son, Gregg Middleton, and his wife and made the acquaintance of their new granddaughter, Jiyah Kenna Middleton, born on Nov. 6, 2007.

New hours at the Uniontown Library are 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, 3-8 p.m. Thursdays; and 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays. The library has lots of new books, and all are invited to drop in for a visit. The library is in the Uniontown Community Building.

The Uniontown Library Committee conducted a Story Hour at Halloween time with local resident Connie Davidson as the reader. Several mothers and children attended. After the stories, refreshments were served and each child left with a treat. Another story hour will be conducted in December. The library and the city office treated the kindergarten class from West Bourbon Elementary to treats, when the children came down to show off their costumes.

Janice and Richard Ramsey have returned from a trip to Bowling Green, Ky., where they visited their grandson. Josh Ramsey, who attends Western Kentucky University there. Josh is the son of Joel and Laura Ramsey, Fort Scott. The Ramseys reported that the trees were beautiful along the way.

Beverly Geiger
Uniontown Area News