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Fennimore UMW News:

Hello July! What is special about July?

July is a very special month. Not only do we celebrate our freedom and independence as a country during the month of July, but it is also the month to celebrate one of my personal favorite desserts — ice cream!

July is National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month, which this year falls on July 16, is celebrated as National Ice Cream Day. Maybe the Vesperman Ice Cream truck will appear in Fennimore?

July’s full moon is known as the Blessing Moon, although it’s also called the Meadow Moon. July was originally called Quintilus but was later renamed in honor of Julius Caesar. Falling in the heat of the middle of summer, this moon phase takes place when we’re all feeling a bit lazy and sluggish – after all, going outside can seem like a chore as the heat index climbs.

NEWS: The UMW met for our Quarterly Meeting on June 30th at the church.  We discussed and made plans for the Salad Luncheon in August. This year’s luncheon falls on Wednesday August 25th.  Stay tuned for posters and information about time and ticket – coming soon! We are excited to be getting ‘back in the swing’ of things, so to speak.  Hope to see you at the luncheon.  I can taste the German Potato Salad already!

We are also looking at what our UMW Sunday will look like in September. Stay tuned!

We have posted the most recent UMW District Newsletter on the bulletin board. Please take and read and return it.  You can also access it online at look under communications.

We continue our mission of supporting the Depot and Food Pantry.  Check with them if you wish to volunteer and note the ‘needs’ in the monthly newsletter if you wish to donate. Thank you.

For that Ice Cream Day you’ll definitely need the following …


From the UMW 1996 Cookbook

Fudge Sauce – Nellie Furrer

1 C Chocolate Chips

½ C Butter

2 C Powdered Sugar

1 ½ C Evaporated Milk

1 tsp. Vanilla


Melt chips in butter; add sugar and evaporated milk.
Stir; bring to a boil.
Cook for 5 minutes; add vanilla.
Keeps well in the refrigerator

Spoon out amount needed and reheat in microwave.  YUMMMMMM!

This is indeed a season of blessings – if you’ve got a garden growing, July is when you’re starting to see fat tomatoes form on the vine, plump peppers, watermelons, and the beginnings of squash for later harvesting. Your flowers are blooming, and corn stalks are on their way to being tall and bountiful.

God’s blessings of forgiveness, mercy, and love are great indeed. He never runs out of them. He is a God of abundance!

We are truly blessed!

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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