St. Paul loves PotLuck dinners and so does the Fireside Club members.
Here they are enjoying food and friendship at the Fireside Club Annual July Picnic.
THE FIRESIDE CLUB
The Fireside Club was organized in February 1939 and met in a room with a fireplace, therefore the name Fireside Club. The room and the fireplace are long gone but the Fireside Club has survived for 65 years. Several years ago, the bylaws were changed to allow all adult members of St. Paul Church to join, regardless of marital status.
For many years the club has been, and continues to be active in the life of the church. Its purpose is to provide its members with a means to develop friendships and spiritual growth, while supporting the mission of St. Paul Church. Over the years, the Fireside Club has provided financial support to many UCC agencies such as the Hoyleton Children's Home, DuBois Center, Emmaus Homes. St. Paul activities such as DuBois camperships, Share baskets, Fine Arts Fund, Franklin Neighborhood Summer Camp, and the Food Pantry have also received financial support.
Anyone interested in joining the Fireside Club, please call the church office.
President, Janet Heil
Vice President, Jane Bonaldi
Secretary, Dee Zopp
Treasurer, Marijean Messick
Sunshine, Gloria Sherland
FIRESIDE CLUB - 2013 PROGRAMS AND COMMITTEES
( All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. unless time change is listed)
January 27 5:00 p.m. Dinner, Tony's Place; 9 West Main, Mascoutah
February 24 Social Comm. Sandy & Kent Karstens, Dottie and Marvin Engelsdorfer, Sandy Loeffler, Gloria Sherland
ALL MEMBERS BRING SMALL POT CHILI TO DUMP WITH OTHERS
Program Susan Relfe
Devotion Kent Karsten
March 24 Social Comm. Joyce & Jim Bevirt, Marian Hoffmann, Jack Snyder, Jo & Ken Osterle
Program Rev. Gus Kuether
Devotional Bill Wicher
April 14 Attend St. Paul UCC, Nashville
Lunch at DuBois Center
May 26 Social Comm. Gaye & Al Bettis, Jane Rogers & Art Villhard, Marlene Lindauer, Ray Shilling
Program 911 Memorial of Southern Illinois
Devotional Dee Zopp
June NO MEETING
July 28 Social Comm. Carol & Fred Hotz, Marilyn Young, Marlene Kassebaum, Karen Gass
Location Heritage Hall - PICNIC
Program Bring games and cards
August NO MEETING
September 22 Social Comm. Betty & Lee Rieso, Ellen & Hank Bohnemeier, Ken & Doris Sindel POTLUCK DINNER
Program Bill Wicher
Devotional Jane Bonaldi
October 27 Social Comm. Sue & Gus Kuether, Bill and Helen Wicher, Larry & Donna Stepp
Program Fred and Carol Hotz
Devotional Janet Heil
November 24 Program Region 9 Thanksgiving Church Service
December 15 Social Comm. Janet Heil, Dee Zopp, Jane Bonaldi, Marijean & Jerry Messick
Program Light Supper / Christmas Party
Devotional Worship in Chape / Installation of New Officers