The United Methodist Women of PUMC are starting off the year with two congregational events.

Senior Friends Valentine’s Luncheon February 13th at 11:30 AM: All aged 55 and up are welcome to come for a delicious lunch, wonderful entertainment and fellowship. Piano music provided by Jerry Burdick, and the musical program following lunch is Jim & Friends.

Annual Shrove Pancake Dinner February 13 from 5:30-7 PM: Pancakes and sausage for everyone, with pancake dipping for the kids. Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the old Christian ritual of “shriving”, where a person confesses their sins and receives absolution prior to Lent. Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods you will be giving up for Lent. In the old days, so that no food was wasted, families would have a feast on the shriving Tuesday, and eat up all the foods that wouldn’t last the forty days of Lent. Pancakes became associated with Shrove Tuesday as they were a dish that could use up all the eggs, fats and milk in the house with just the addition of our.