Methodist Ladies’ host Hats and Harp Brunch

“Like taking a step back in time…”

By Cathe Graves


It was like taking a step back in time… all the way back to 2019 when it was still possible for a small community of women to gather for food and fellowship.
Only this event took place on June 27, 2020. So temperatures were taken as folks came in, masks and hand sanitizer were available at the front door and social distancing meant the rooms were not as full as they might have been. But just beyond the entryway, the decades mingled, and time was disguised to the point that it could never be marked on a calendar.
What was the special occasion? Just that it was zand possible blackmail, (you know, those pictures you don’t want your future in-laws to see).
Entertainment was provided by Michal Harnisch, a young harpist. Michal is an upcoming freshman at Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio. Her level of talent, poise and confidence made the perfect backdrop for the occasion. With her mother’s encouragement, Michal began playing the harp when she was in second grade. She also plays the viola in her school’s orchestra. After hearing her play and learning about her love for music, it was surprising to hear that Michal wants to follow in her dad’s footsteps, go to Notre Dame and study to be a surgeon. She has already started her college fund with earnings from her musical performances. If you would like to schedule Michal for an event, email her dad at [email protected] The ladies at FUMC Pearsall have started a scholarship fund for Michal. If you would like to contribute, make checks payable to FUMC Pearsall and designate scholarship fund for Michal.
Saturday’s event was hosted by Glenda Bachelor, wife of Reverend David Bachelor, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Pearsall. Most of the guests were members of their church but there were a few visitors from the community. Pastor David is also a Chaplain in the Navy Reserve and is currently out of state on duty. While he serves our country, Glenda serves their church. One of the things she loves best is providing opportunities for keeping the church family knitted together. And the women all agree that on Saturday she did it with flair!