The De Soto United Methodist Church hosted Girl Scouts Troop No. 225 Sunday afternoon. The Koinonia Group met in the fellowship hall Monday to work on projects for the upcoming craft bazaar.
The DUMC reading circle met for lunch Tuesday at the church and the youth group met Wednesday evening.
The Agape Circle met Thursday at Carol Coffman's house to discuss the final chapter in the book "The Christians Secret of A Happy Life."
The DUMC will be serving the Grand Avenue Church lunch. Volunteers are needed to donate and serve food. A sign-up sheet is in the DUMC's narthex.
The DUMC Bingo night was successful. The donations for youth group missions were appreciated. They had a good crowd and lots of prizes. Leon Coker won three times.
Gary and Bonnie Logan went to visit their daughter Sherry in New York. She is a nanny and enrolled in college there. They also visited Ellis Island and saw the Statue of Liberty.
Shane Allen and his wife are visiting their relatives in Scotland.
The DBC's Monday Night Bible group is led by Luella Davis and meets at 6 p.m. at the church. The church's Wednesday morning Bible group is led by Jean Epperson and meets at 10 a.m. at the church. Anyone in the community is welcome to meet with the groups.
Sunday is Brown Bag Sunday for the American Baptist Women. Following the worship service at the DBC, the ABW will be taking cash donations for the De Soto Multi-Service Center.
DBC was fortunate to have Lucas Walker as the worship leader Sunday. He also sang after the Rev. Copeland's sermon. Lucas is a student at Kansas University and God has blessed him with a tremendous voice.
The Willow Springs FCE will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the De Soto Baptist Church fellowship hall.
The De Soto Multi-Service Center needs canned soup, spaghetti and breakfast items as well as paper goods.
The Pleasant Hour Club will have its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday in the De Soto United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
Those celebrating birthdays this week include Ashley Plummer, Larry Buckley, Creighton Gardner, Peter Stephens, Michelle Riffel, Ruth Motzkus, Jeanne Standley, Doug Tiedman, Ashley Frieling, John Ragland, Chad Hayden, Julie Beck, Grant Lewis, Vonnie Steele, Mary Lafferty, Jason Chandler, my grandson who is in the military and stationed in North Carolina, Beulah Bowlin, my sister-in-law who lives in California, and Edwin, my son who lives in Texas.
Those celebrating wedding anniversaries include Larry and Mary Cox, Archie and Sally Bedford, James and Holly Balch, and Brian and Joan Nalley, my grandkids who live in La Cygne.
Those on the sick list include Kathy Hayden, who is home but under a doctor's care and unable to come to church and Richard Epperson, who was sent home Friday after being taken to the hospital in Olathe with leg pains. Margie Cates still is suffering from a brain hemorrhage and is confined to a hospital in the state of Nevada. Harry Cates still needs our prayers after open heart surgery. Jim Cannon is home from the hospital after triple-bypass surgery. Luke Pell is back at Hillside Village after his fall and is walking with a cane. Reta Kurtz is recovering after falling and breaking her arm and shoulder.