The Skidmore, Missouri M. E. Church had a lot going on in 1921, as we see in this update from the front page of the Skidmore News, June 9, 1921:
First M. E. Church Notes.
Our attendance at Sunday School is increasing. Let’s try and go over the 200 mark next Sunday.
Remember we will be looking for you next Sunday at 10 o’clock.
Preaching at 11 a.m. The evening service will be a union of the League devotional service and the preaching service. The delegates to the District Convention at St. Joseph will make their reports.
Junior League at 2:30 p.m., Mrs. Minnie McMahon, president.
The Skidmore Epworth League had the best report at the District Conference. Largest membership and most money in the treasury.
The League has appointed a committee to look after the decorating of the League room. The League is planning to paint the room, purchase a rug and piano, and put in a reading room.
The following members attended the Epworth League convention at St. Joseph last week: Luella Strickler, Alice Barrett, Junior Skidmore, Vernon Barrett, and pastor. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barrett and family drove down Sunday morning and spent the day.
The League members are planning big on the Institute to be held at Cameron, Mo., on July 25th to 31st. The Leagues of St. Joseph District are going in a body. They will decorate their cars with the name of the town, and all meet at St. Joseph where the Federated Leaguers of the city will take the lead with a band and from there they will all go to Cameron. Tents or rooms will be furnished free and board will be furnished at cost. The Institute is the Missouri Conference Institute and all four districts will be represented. All Leaguers wishing to go please send name to me as soon as possible, so that tents can be reserved.
Prayer meeting every Thursday evening at 8 o’clock.
Work has begun on the church and we will soon have the church decorated and varnished. We will be glad to welcome you at all services.
The church was filled to its capacity last Sunday night. The Children’s Day program was a success in every way. The superintendent tells us the collection was $25.48, which is the largest collection ever taken on Children’s Day in this church. Much credit is due Mrs. C. E. Linville, Mrs. Minnie McMahon, Mrs. C. E. Olson, and Mrs. Nita Worl.
C. E. Olson, Pastor.