December 5, 2016


Piano Recital December 15

A piano recital will be given Thursday December 15, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. at the Rippey Community Room. The piano students of Janice Johnston will be playing several selections, including some traditional Christmas Carols. Non piano students will be assisting with the program by reading some poetry selections, handing out programs and serving as hosts.

Midge Vannatta will be providing accompaniment so the audience can do some Holiday singing. Carols will include Joy to the World, Away in a Manager, and We Wish you a Merry Christmas.

The youth will not only share their artistic talents, but also been busy with their teacher baking Christmas cookies that will be served at the conclusion of the program.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend this Rippey Christmas event.

Rippey United Methodist Church

PO Box 286, 103 West Main St. Rippey, IA 50235
Pastor Paul Burrow
Pastor Rosa Soto
Phone: 436-7731

Adult and Children’s Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service is at 11:00 a m.
THUG Youth Group 6 p. m
Tuesday: Quilters 9:00 - Coffee and fellowship 10:00

Sunday, December 11:  Church Christmas program during worship services.

Monday, December 12, 7:00 p.m. is the Advent Study on Christmas is Not Your Birthday  at  Rippey UMC.

Rippey UMC Shares in “Change a Child’s Story”

 Rippey United Methodist Church is part of a state-wide project of the Iowa United Methodist Church, “Change a Child’s Story.” In addition to donating books for children, adults can help children reading and build relationships with those children. Members and friends of the Rippey Church have also collected books and some of these books were part of the Iowa Annual Conference collection last June. Volunteers from the church have read with children at the Rippey Public Library. After the reading session, the child was given a book to keep. New books are being collected for the Christmas season. For more information contact, Nancy Hanaman, 436-7684.

Rippey Public Library
Shawneene Kenan, Librarian
224 Main Street, PO Box 184
Rippey, IA 50235
Phone: 515.436.7714

Monday 1:00 – 6:00
Tuesday 2:00 – 6:00
Wednesday 3:00 – 6:00
Thursday 2:00 – 7:00
Friday -- 3:00 – 6:00

Rippey Library Happenings for December

The Library is continuing to offer 'Movie Wednesday" every Wednesday at 3:30, with snacks provided. The kids enjoyed this week’s feature "Christmas with The Kranks."

Next week’s feature will be "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Rated G

The Rippey Library will also like to announce a Holiday Family Movie Night featuring "A Christmas Story," starring Melinda Dillion, Darren McGavin, and Peter Billingsly, rated PG. The movie will start at 6:30 p. m.

While you enjoy the movie, feel free to sip your choice of hot cider or hot cocoa and try one (or two) of the delicious Christmas cookies offered!!

On Friday December seventh, we will have a Christmas Ornament Craft Activity, starting at 4:30. Make a decoration for the tree of for a gift. Snacks will be provided.

The Library will be closed Monday Dec 26th.

Happy Holidays to our Community! May you have a blessed, Christmas!  Shawneene Kenan, Librarian

News in and Around Rippey

Thanksgiving Visit

Nancy and Dale Hanaman traveled to Superior, WI to share Thanksgiving with Sarah and Benji Pearson, Steven, Elizabeth and Andrea. Their son, Matthew also joined them for the day. While there, they also shared in an early birthday celebration for Andrea whose birthday was Nov. 29.

Nancy accompanied Andrea, Elizabeth, Sarah and a friend to the “Build a Bear” Workshop in Duluth as part of the celebration.

Thanksgiving guests in the home of Virgene Morse were Diane and Terry Ostendorf, Ben, Michaela and  Madelyn of Madrid , Kelsey Blanshan of Ankeny and Kevin and Delores Blanshan of  Waterloo.  Eric called Grandma Morse  in the evening to wish everyone well as they were not able to return to Iowa for the holiday. Grandma prepared her Thanksgiving feast  and a couple of long games of UNO went late into the night.

Friends Gather

 Mary Weaver hosted a gathering for a few friends for a morning brunch on Monday, November 28.  The ladies’ friendships span over 50 years and there is always the guaranteed laughter and never a lull in the conversation when we get together! Those attending were Dixie Slight, of Perry, Lana Miller of Grand Junction, Sharon Laub, Toni Roberts, Maralynn Rinker, and Jean Borgeson, all of Rippey.  David Weaver stopped by to say hello, also.   


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