Church: Chili - United Methodist (Esther Circle elections 1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson


Surnames: Heinbaugh,

Nelson, Haslow, Foemmel, Happe, Schilling, Meissner, Ott, Smith, Lee, Kayhart, Spry, Foemmel, Peterson

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (08 September 1983)

CHILI -- Esther Circle of United Methodist of Women of Immanuel United Methodist Church, Chili, held its election meeting Wednesday at the Church, the Rev. Frank R. Heinbaugh in Charge. Elected were:

Virginia Nelson, president; Dorothy Haslow, vice-president; Jeanette Foemmel, secretary; Elda Happe, treasurer; Edith Schilling, secretary of program resources and Membership Committee; Viola Meissner, Christian Personhood Committee; Mae Ott, Christian Global Concerns; Marie Smith, Christian Social Involvement; Mildred Lee and Dorothy Haslow, Local Supportive Community; Debbie Kayhart, Jessie Spry and Rhonda Foemmel, Nomination Committee; and Delores Peterson, Sunshine Committee.

Jessie Spry was lesson leader, opening with singing of "Where Cross the Crowded Ways." Her lesson theme was "Refugees" Talking about refugees in the Bible and giving facts about today's Refugees. She said most of the refugees in the United States are Vietnamese, Cuban, Haitian and Mexican. The leader used excerpts from the book "No Place Left Called Home" and the article, "Refugees at the Gates," from Response magazine. She closed with a poem by Helen Steiner Rice.

Mrs. Virginia Nelson, president, conducted the business meeting attended by 19 members and two visitors.



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