Circle of Friends on February 9

2016 circle a harborWhen Newfoundland natives hear of big storms in New Jersey, like the one we just had, their joke could be “They call it ‘snowstorm,’ we call it ‘Wednesday.’ ” All women of the church are invited to hear Maria Ivy Blomgren speak on “Newfoundland, the most easterly point in North America,” at the Circle of Friends meeting on Tuesday, February 9, at 10:30 a.m. at PUMC’s Fellowship Hall.

Maria knows this part of Canada well — her grandparents (Ivy and and John Anthony) lived there, and her mother (Dorothy Muriel Anthony) was born there. She will tell about the history and traditions and also of the United Church of Canada. As a special treat, she will bring examples from her grandmother’s teacup collection.

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Evan, Ava, and Maria Blomgren, with Topaz

A graduate of the University of Scranton, Maria pursued a master’s in marketing at Golden Gate University. She and her husband, owner-chef Evan Blomgren own the Rocky Hill Inn.

All PUMC women are invited to attend — and bring your friends! If possible RSVP to Robbie Vaccaro (or call her to ask a qustion) at 609-530-0331.

The Circle of Friends, a group of United Methodist Women, meets every other month (or in the months of September, November, February, and April.) Meetings include a speaker, and everyone brings a sandwich. Dessert and beverage are provided. In December the group has a festive holiday lunch and in June there is a picnic. All women in the church are invited.