The Outreach Committee is continuing to stock the Blessings Box, located near the church driveway exit.
The Blessings Box (also known as a Free Little Pantry in some communities), is a tool for neighbors to help neighbors. The box will be stocked with an assortment of items, including nonperishable foods, baby diapers and supplies, as well as basic household supplies and personal care items.
The box is a place community members may take something they need or donate something for others. All can be done at one’s convenience, and anonymously. Donations may also be left in the basket in the church foyer. All items must be sealed and within expiration dates.
The box is frequently empty, so please drop off items to restock when you can.
Take a blessing, bring a blessing, be a blessing!
The Knitting Group meets weekly on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. If weather permits, we like to meet outside, so bring a chair.
For many, many years, church knitters and crocheters have made prayer shawls that are prayed upon and blessed, and delivered to those in need of comfort. During the past several years, our newly formed Knitting/Crochet group have made tiny hats and comfort items for premature infants at area hospitals. Most recently, the group was highlighted on local news stations for their mission to knit and crochet bird/small animal nests for wildlife victims of the Australia bush fires. This mission brought an outpouring of support from community members and many others! The photo on the left is just a small sample of what at last count was a total of more than 1200 nests that will be donated to the efforts in Australia!
We have ongoing missions to make scarves, hats, mittens and gloves for the homeless, as well as "chemo caps" for folks who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. Since there is an unfortunately large need for these items locally, we would love to have community involvement once again! We are just told told to have tight stitches that won't allow a lot of air to pass through and to use very soft yarn. You may use your own pattern or we will post some here shortly.
The choir is going to begin practicing on Sundays for a Christmas cantata. Practices will be held immediately after church and will not last too long. The tentative date for the cantata is December 19. We invite anyone who is interested in joining us to please come to our Sunday practices. If you can’t make the first one, let Dan know that you are interested in singing with us. We would love to add more voices to our regular truly spectacular event.
The Nominating Committee is elected at the Annual Meeting in January. This Congregational Church is run by the people, thus all the committees that you see on Page 3. At this time of year, the committee asks those on committees to let us know if you would like to stay, change or drop off. Some committees are set up for three year terms.
Anyone who would like a set of by-laws or has questions, please let one of us know. We will need to submit a slate of officers at the Annual Meeting.
So, if you just can’t wait to get on the Fundraising Committee, please let us know!!
We also have current openings on the Maintenance and Stewardship committees, that can continue through next year.
You do not have to be a member of the church to be on a committee but you do have to be a member to be a chair of a committee. This is a good way to meet others, to be active in the running of your church and to learn the “inner workings”.
See a member of Nominating if you are interested or for more information -
Carol Tiziani, Kelly Ouellette or Mary Jane Slade.
In-person worship services and Sunday school have resumed at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings, along with the option to follow online via Zoom.
As of 10/1/2021, masks are no longer required indoors, if you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Mask wearing is optional for those who are fully vaccinated and hand sanitizer is always available.
We realize that everyone may not feel comfortable returning to in-person services at this time, and we offer the option to join us via Zoom. For sign on codes, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00 p.m., the preceding Saturday.
Reverend Lake may be reached anytime at 860.428.3460, and is available for appointments.
Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, December 2, 2021 place tba. Feel free to meet at the church at 11:30am on that day. RSVP in advance to Jane Duval.
Our group has resumed meeting. Bring your personal knitting/crochet/needlepoint projects or work on a prayer shawl for the church. We also have ongoing mission projects, and there is always a need for more chemo caps, preemie hats, all baby items, prayer shawls, and lap robes Join us for fellowship and fun conversation each Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to noon. If the weather is good, bring a chair as we like to meet outside! *Mask required if meeting indoors.
Our next Tag Sale will be held at the church parsonage on Saturday, October 16, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. There are lots of great holiday items! See Evelyn for more information or questions or to volunteer to help out. More help is needed, appreciated and makes it more fun!!!