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Fennimore UMW News:

October got its name from the Latin “octo”, meaning “eight”. If this seems odd to you, considering it’s the tenth month in the modern day calendar (Gregorian) that actually used to not be the case. It was once the eighth month (in the Roman calendar) and the name simply carried over.


You have all heard the saying…..‘That only happens once in a Blue Moon’ ….. I never knew what that was until I was older . . . it is a second full moon in one month.


October 1, 2020 brings the Full Harvest Moon, the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox (September 22 this year). October 31, 2020 brings the Full Hunter’s Moon.  I know I’ve had that song, Blue Moon, in my head since writing this . . .


We have not had a meeting or events this year, but hoping we can meet in December for our annual Potluck/Meeting.  We have it on the calendar for the  December 2nd at 6pm.  The plan is to have our dinner and meeting as usual and put together our cheer plates.  Look for more information as we get closer to that date.


CREATION TEAM: We do plan on tying a few covers this month.  If you would be interested in helping out, we plan on being at the church Tuesday, October 20th.  Check with Nadine Schrader or Kim Cathman if you would be interested in helping out.  I think we can tie and social distance at the same time.  It’s planned to sanitize and of course wear a mask.  This is a mission we do not want to see go away. No quilting experience needed!




Audrey Doan continues to make these for our Church and we serve them at most of the funeral luncheons and other occasions. They are yummy!


1 Gallon Jar with Screw Top Lid


2T Salt

2T Alum

¼ Cup Whole Mixed Spices

4 Cups White Vinegar


Fill jar with medium size washed cucumbers. Put in salt and alum, mixed spices and the vinegar.  Fill the rest of the jar up with water and let set for 1 month, shaking occasionally. After one-month, empty jar and wash it. Wash the pickles and chunk them. Return to clean jar and add 4 Cups granulated sugar on top. Close jar. shake sugar into the pickles. Shake occasionally until sugar makes its own juice. Can be kept in basement or refrigerator. Will keep up to a year. No Cooking, No Canning!

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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