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Emannuel WMF News

The Emmanuel WMF annual meeting was held on Nov. 17. Dorothy Hjermstad shared devotions from Col. 2:6-12. A thank you note was read from Diane Sands and Vicki Manthey. They requested their donation be used for kitchen supplies. Items voted to purchase were aprons, water carafes, a serving cart and two new coffee servers. We are also considering purchasing spring/summer tablecloths if funds allow for that.

Tamra mentioned that 2021 was much better than 2020. We were able to resume serving at funerals and host some of our gatherings.

The ladies reviewed the donation distributions for 2021. We will increase all three food shelves to $100 each, remove the Red River Youth for Christ (Mike King is no longer there) and Samaritan’s purse to $200.00. A gift of $50.00 will be given to Lyle Aadahl for all his work. Marie Sandvik Center will receive the offering at the December Luncheon. The total to distribute was $1,250.00.

Are the circles sending out cards to shut-ins and taking turns monthly? The list was reviewed, and a couple names were added. The FBI will be asked if they’d like to participate. Thanks to Ann and Ali for making 3 quilts for the graduating seniors; Wyatt and Wesley Duben and Kendra Kispert. Quilts were also donated to many organizations; a new one this year was Ruth’s House in Faribault. Who are the 2022 graduating seniors? We received a $150 donation from the Goodhue County REA roundup program for quilting supplies. The ladies thanked Ann Romo for her work in procuring this.

We reviewed a funeral policies list stating what the serving committee does. It would also be nice to have an updated list of kitchen clean-up duties. A baby quilt and card were given to Oliver Strand. The mitten, scarf and hat tree items will go to the Marie Sandvik Center. The last day to collect will be Nov. 28 with delivery by Dec.1. Sue Davidson will deliver this year. Operation Christmas Child is complete. Lori Thompson took that over this year. No one volunteered to take over the Goodhue County Christmas Project. The serving committee list was discussed. We will be adding some names to the retired hostesses list. We thank those ladies who have volunteered for so many years. The December Luncheon will be held on Dec. 4 at NOON, with the offering going to the Marie Sandvik Center. Assignments as follows: Program: Jan Strand and Mary Jo Helland. Punch: Dorothy Hjermstad and Karen Melhouse. Decoration: Lori Thompson. Hot dishes: Jan Trost, Molly Barsness, Carol Gjemse and Tamra Berg. Salads: Wanda Yngsdal, Janice Nelson and Sara Dahling. Desserts: Justine Boulton, Cindy Lyon and Sue Davidson. WMF will supply bread and butter. Ladies who bring hot dishes will serve as hostesses. We could think about changing this in 2022. Any ideas or suggestions are welcome.

The 2022 WMF calendar was discussed. We will wait for the council’s decision on the annual meeting and Lenten services. The three circles could serve for three of the Lenten suppers. Singspiration will move to the third weekend in Sept. The current officers have agreed to continue their duties for 2022. President: Tamra Berg, Vice-President: Janice Nelson, Secretary: Sue Davidson and Treasurer: Carol Gjemse. Twelve members were present. Lunch was served by Carol Gjemse and Wanda Yngsdal.

Tamra and Sue

 
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