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Fennimore UMW News:

Well, April is here! Spring has sprung and the grass is green again. AND, winter is gone … hopefully!


April is named after the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. In the Roman calendar, the fourth month April is spelled Aprilis, meaning “to open”.


The UMW met on March 31st for the first time in over a year.  We caught up on our news, regrouped and discussed what the rest of the year may look like for us. We turned in our 2020 Census on the National UMW website.  Looking over all the unit activities across the nation, we seem pretty small.  But we continue to support our local missions and help where we can.  Thank you to all the ladies who stick with it.




If you tried to make the Chocolate Cherry Cake from Viola Loney, I (Kim) mistyped the soda and oil content. Please forgive me!  A very good cook called to inform me the cake may have looked and tasted a bit different than intended. And I have no doubt it would have exploded!


Adjust the Soda to 1 teaspoon (not 4 teaspoons) and the oil to 1/3 cup (not 1 and 1/3 cup)

Again, I am sorry if anyone tried to make this, and it flopped.


Recipe from the UMW 1996 Cookbook:

Fruit Salad – Mary Johnson


1 Large Can of Sweetened Pineapple Chunks or Tidbits

1 Cup Pineapple Juice

2 Small Cans of Mandarin Oranges

3 Bananas (sliced in 1” pieces)

1 Package Vanilla Pudding (NOT instant)

¼ Cup Maraschino Cherries (halved)


Drain fruits well
Prepare/cook pudding according to directions, using the 1 cup pineapple juice

Pour over fruit, hot


Add bananas before serving

We pray you are all well!

A Blessed Easter to all.


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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