S: Hannah's Helpers
FC: Hannah's Helpers Women's Circle Poplarville First United Methodist Church 2009-2011 Wedding and Baby Showers
1: In 1994, (we think), a group of ladies in the First United Methodist Church of Poplarville thought it would be good for the younger ladies in the church to have a women's circle; so Group I began. The very first President was Bonnie Boyce. Following the Presidents were Susan Brumfield, Cynthia Winborn, Carol Williams, Kim Fayard, Janet Kennedy, Marjory Thrash, Betty Williams an d Regina McKie. I may have missed someone. Over the years, Group I has been involved in lots of activities within the church. The group has created two different cookbooks and has sold t-shirts, magnets and soup. The group has helped children attend camp and Lake Junaluska. The group has assisted in many Christmas and Easter activities by selling Poinsettias and Easter Lillies. All showers and events were previously held by Group II and Group III, but with age comes wisdom, and the ladies of those groups passed their wisdom to the members of Group I. Group I has hosted many, many bridal and baby showers over the years. In later 2006, the group decided it would be good to start having the showers to coincide with a theme, so the theme shower idea was born. Previous books have been created to chronicle Group I, but as of this writing, (Nov., 2011) no one seems to know where they are, SO here is another attempt to chronicle. Group I is now known as HANNAH''S HELPERS. Group I changed it's name to Hannah's Helpers in 2010 because Hannah, of the Bible, was such a helpful person Hopefully this book will be a window into the ladies of Hannah's Helpers and how they were able to help in activities at the First United Methodist Church of Poplarville. written by Carol Williams
2: Kyle Williams & Amber Brown's Beach Brunch Shower July, 11, 2009
3: Shower invitation
4: Amber & Kyle open gifts, while Kyle's sister, Leslie records them
5: Connie Holmes, Ruth Watson. Frances Chisholm and Shirley Long | Top-Ethel Batson, Sara Henry, Gina Weir, Linda Hawkins Right Irene Mobley and Sarah Patten
6: All things grow better with love. | Beach Brunch Shower for Russ and Theresa Davis March 13, 2010
8: Table settings
9: Even the little inset in the Fellowship Hall is ready for the beach
10: All kinds of beach themed foods
11: Trish & Theresa pose for a picture while Russ starts on another present!
13: Everyone enjoying the food and watching the couple open gifts
14: Joanne Fayard's baby shower March 23, 2010
16: The sign in book. We usually put the invitation in a frame on the sign in table
17: Mom-to-be, Joanne
18: Jungle theme for baby Logan
19: wonderful gifts
21: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace. A church family expresses love by giving and nurturing others.
22: Grant Pruett & Katrina Maliden's Picnic themed wedding shower June 5, 2010
24: Gorgeous cake by Mary Miller and of course our sign in book
25: Picnic food
26: Dig in!! There is plenty!!!
27: Enjoying visiting with one another, getting ready for the gift opening!!!
29: The picture above is of most of the Hannah's Helpers L to R - Gina Weir, Lynette Wesley, Regina McKie, Trish Davis, Cynthia Winborn, Betty Williams and Bonnie Boyce Right- the two mothers, Jean and Christy enjoy the shower
30: Opening gifts, and saying thanks
31: The beginnings of a new family, Christy, Grant, Katrina, Jean
32: Leslie Williams & Nick Ortego's Beach Shower October 2, 2010
34: Trish Davis did these yummy and creative cupcakes
37: Left - Frances Chisholm and Edna Johnson talk at the front talk while Christy Pruett, Shirley Long, Sarah Patten, Dolores Smith and Connie Holmes visit at the back.
38: Samantha Coleman's Baby Shower October 30, 2010
43: The biggest shower ever-look at all these gifts!!!!
44: Mary & Josh Tidwell's baby shower December 4, 2010
46: When guests sign in we let them sign the envelope of a thank you note-when the shower is over the thank you notes are already addressed!
47: Mary chose a Winne the Pooh theme for Baby to Be - Addison
49: Dad and Mom-to-be excited about the wonderful gifts for Addison.
50: Ashley Bilbo's baby shower January 15, 2011
53: Laura Knoll did a great job on the cupcakes
54: Sue Guyse and Ann Morris
55: Baby Sam will be here soon!
56: Katrina (& Grant) Pruett's baby shower February 5, 2011
59: Hello Kitty! was the theme. Laura & Tina Knoll's Kitty creations and cupcakes
61: Christy's favorite outfit-It says Going to Grandma's
62: The Mom & Dad To-be smiling with excitement
63: Another great shower - Emma Claire can change clothes 3 times a day now!!!
64: Baby Shower for Amy Smith Kelley & Packy March 12, 2011
66: Trish's puppy dog cupcakes
67: Three generations together to celebrate! | Great grandmother-Dale Adams, Mom-to-be-Amy Kelley, Grandmother-Debra Smith
68: Dad to be-Packy joining in the fun
72: Ms. Frances Chisholm always talked about how she enjoyed our showers and how she wanted a birthday party and wanted the town invited. After two years she agreed to a party for her 94th birthday. 103 people signed in and we know some did not-what a great day.
73: Ms. Frances studied art in Rome and lived in Paris for a while so we did a Paris themed party-complete with Eiffel towers | Another one of Trish Davis' creations
74: Posing with the cake | Blowing out the candles!
75: Ms. Frances said she wanted her party to be like a garden party, hence the birds and flowers
76: Paul Darby & Michele Stracner | Lampton & Suzy Williams & Ruth Watson | Shirley Long, Joan Bassett & Madelyn Rogers | Earline Biedenharn and Sarah Patten
77: Opening her many gifts! | Posing with some of the Hannah's Helpers-Carol Williams, Cynthia Winborn, Trish Davis, Betty Williams and Gina Weir
78: Ms. Frances' son Billy and his daughters | Her personal artwork was used throughout the fellowship hall | Ms. Frances' family from all parts of the country
79: Our sign in table with a picture of Ms. Frances and Gary, her dog | Cross Ties playing for the party
80: Table decorations by Amy Kelley and Debra Smith | Baby shower for Kyle and Amber Williams September 16, 2011
81: Some more of Trish Davis' delightful Emma inspired cupcakes
82: Emma starting out as a USM fan | New parents to be & grandmothers to be
83: Kyle clowning around as usual | Sister, Leslie joins Kyle and Amber
84: Jan Stevens, Cynthia Winborn, Sue Starke & Betty Williams - part of the hostesses | Linda Brown-Amber's mom, Smith Kelley, Debra Smith and Pat Ortego-Leslie Williams Ortego's mother in law
85: Baby Emma can change clothes day after day
86: Bridal shower for Cara Chadwick November 5, 2011
88: Family gathered with Cara to celebrate
90: Nursery Shower November 6, 2011 | After years of play by the church's children, our Nursery was in need of refurbishing. A nursery shower was held to get new toys and bedding for years to come
91: Approximately $600 in donations was received along with the items above. Our Nursery will get a much needed facelift.