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Fennimore UMW – Happy New Year! Welcome 2022!

Looks like the New Year began for us with ice, snow and colder temps.  Something we are definitely used to!

The winter months are slower for the UMW. We do not meet again until March.

The Creation Team, that sew and tie covers, do plan to meet in January (if the weather permits).  The third Tuesday (January 18th), we will tie a few covers.  If you are interested, please call Nadine Schrader or Kim Cathman. If you are looking to purchase a cover, we still have a few covers left for sale – check with Nadine or Kim or you can stop into the church office and Chelsea will point you in the right direction.

The Depot always needs help prepping and sorting items for the store. Please call them if you are interested in helping.  A few ladies from our church are quite generous with their time and hard work there; they help on a regular basis.  It is a local mission that the UMW supports in many ways. Thank you to all who help out.

A HUGE Thank You!

We are sending out a huge thank you to all the ladies of the church.  You never fail to provide delicious salads and desserts for funerals, and are always willing to help prep and serve!
A person from Madison attended a recent funeral at our church and asked me, “Where do you order all those delicious salads and dishes?” I told her how we make or cater in the main dish and that the ladies of the church all make and donate all the salads and desserts for funerals. She was amazed!  She could hardly believe it! I told her this is the norm for us and she was speechless.  I also said, the last couple of years have been particularly hard with so many funerals close together. But ladies, you never have failed to provide!  It is a testament to all of you.  Needless to say I was very proud to share this and so proud of our church members and the care we all give families at a difficult time.  Thank you all!


I wonder what happens in the city? Do they not do luncheons after the services? I’ll have to investigate. Stay tuned …

Here is one of those recipes!

From the 1996 UMW Cookbook

Easy Lemon Jell-O Salad – Marilyn Brodt

1 3 oz. box of lemon Jell-O
1 6 oz. can frozen lemonade

1 cup boiling water
1 8 oz. carton thawed Cool Whip

1/3 cup of sugar

Add boiling water to Jell-O; stir in sugar.

Add the frozen lemonade; stir until dissolved.

Let set until like a thin syrup and then add cool whip, stirring until well blended.

Can be put into a small Jell-O mold or bowl.

Lime Jell-O may be substituted if desired.

Well, let’s take this New Year and show it what we are all made of.  Resolutions kept? or not? Every day is a new beginning.  Smiles and happiness are in our thoughts as we think of all of you. Thank you for all you do.

Dear Lord, we thank you for a new beginning. It is an incredible day and the potential of a fresh year is unlimited for all of us. We wish to be faithful not only in this new year but also in every opportunity you offer to us. We thank you dear God for our fresh and exciting beginnings. We pray this in Christ’s name. Amen.

Below are links to the Wisconsin and National United Methodist Women’s websites.  Please explore and see what is being done!

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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