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Fennimore UMW News:

Hello 2021! We hope you bring us back together soon!


The month of January is named after ‘Janus‘, the Roman God of Gates and Doorways. Janus is represented with two heads that are back to back, which signifies that he is looking backwards, as well as forward.


JANUARY 1, 2020  – we looked forward to a new yea; setting goals, planning trips … all to be halted by the COVID 19 Virus. Reflecting on the struggles we experienced individually and collectively, does serve a purpose.


It allows us to grieve, and acknowledge the suffering and loss we may have had. There is HOPE, there is LOVE and there is a LOT of GOOD in this world.   Let us remember 2020 and take the strength we’ve gained, both individually and collectively, and make 2021 a great year!


Pain, struggle, suffering, crisis and trials do not have the last word. Christ does! Hope in Christ will NEVER disappoint.


NEWS:  The UMW met on December 2, 2020 and wrapped up our years meetings all in one. It was so nice seeing each other. We understand some chose not to attend,

but hopefully we will see more join in as vaccinations increase and the year progresses.

We enjoyed pizza and beverages before putting our cheer boxes together and delivering them.  Some went out that evening and some the next day.


We look forward with hope that we can conduct meetings more normally this year.  Our first one is set for March 24th at 6:30 PM.  Stay tuned to future newsletters to see if we can make that happen.


From the 1996 UMW Cookbook


Fresh Peach Pie – Bea Freymiller


1 – 9” Pastry

Fresh Peaches

1 C Heavy Cream

1 C Sugar

2 – 3 Tbls. Cornstarch

1 tsp. Almond Extract (optional)


Line a pie pan with pastry
Add a layer of fresh peaches, cut in half, with the cut side up.

Mix together the cream, sugar and cornstarch and pour over peaches.

Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake at 350 degrees until peaches are tender and mixture has thickened.


*This is the easiest peach pie recipe I have ever come across, so simple that I actually called Bea’s daughter and asked if it was complete!? It was! She attested that it is the most delicious pie and that the family always got their piece of pie first at picnics … before it disappeared.


Bea raised her family on this pie and other good cooking (of course).  What a blessing Bea is … we will miss you!


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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