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Fennimore UMW News:

MAY – The month of May (in Latin Maius) was named for the Greek Goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman Era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May.

MAY DAY – May Day has traditionally been a joyous celebration of spring, femininity, fertility, and the coming summer. The first day of May is celebrated in many parts of the world. It is believed it evolved from ancient agricultural and fertility rites of spring.

GOOD NEWS! The creation team has been needing help for quite a while to continue it’s mission to make covers for sale, and for donations.  Finally we have the good news that Nadine Schrader and Kim Cathman will meet with the current heads of the Creation Team to learn the ropes and hopefully continue the mission.  Of course we have to wait until the ‘safer at home’ lifts, but conversations are already starting.  This is such a long running mission for our church and with new help, we hopefully can keep the ‘warmth’ flowing.

Anyone looking to help, please contact Nadine or Kim.  Thank you to both of them and to all the ladies who have made the foundation of this mission a strong one.


Carrot Casserole – Elizabeth Brandemuehl

4 Cups Sliced Carrots

1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup

1 Can Sliced Water Chestnuts

Chopped Onion (to taste)

8 Slices of Processed Cheese

14 Ritz crackers

3 T. butter

Salt and pepper to taste

Pam spray


Cook carrots; mix carrots, soup, chestnuts, onion,

salt and pepper.  Spray 9X13 pan with Pam; put in

mixture. Layer cheese slices on top. Crush

crackers; mix with melted butter. Spread over

cheese and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

UMW Officers
Kim Cathman 822-3196

Judy Nelson 822-3355

Lori Budzinski 822-6727

Audrey Doan 822-6527

Misc. Activities Participation

  • Sew at the Good Samaritan Society when called.
  • Prayer & Self-Denial offerings in February or March.
  • Thanks Offering in October or November.
  • Thank You Plates assembled and delivered in December each year to all our members over 80.
  • Donate $100.00 per month to the Food Pantry at the Depot Exchange/Thrift Store.
  • Work at the Depot Exchange and Thrift Store when time permits.

Creation Days

Scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of each month to work on Mission projects.  Creation days are held in Fellowship Hall once a month.  We spend the day working on quilts and other sewing projects.  The finished projects will be used as gifts, Mission donations, or sold to support mission work.  This event has been going well.   We can always use more volunteer workers.  Last year we gave away or sold 45 plus quilts.  Remember:   3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:00.  Come and join us!  If you can tie a knot you can help us.  So, if you like to sew and you would like to be apart of this wonderful monthly event, please feel free to stop in on the scheduled days.

Please Note

ALL women of the church (members and friends)  are a part of this new beginning Unit of the Fennimore United Methodist Women.  We will continue our work at the Depot Exchange on the 2nd Monday each month.  We start at 2:00 PM then food and fellowship at Friederick’s.  We are looking forward to seeing many new faces at our scheduled meetings this year.  Let’s all get together and make it a banner year for FUMW.

Thanks to all of you for your support!

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