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!
Following the worship service on Sunday, December 8, we will set up the Christmas tree and decorate the sanctuary for the Christmas season. Many hands make light work. Pizza will be provided afterward.
Sunday, December 15, 2019
*meeting after worship
*only committee members may vote, but others are always welcome.
Please see our "Children's Programs" section under "Education." We have online Sunday School registration, as well as a pdf form you can print, fill out and turn in if you prefer.
Reverend Ron is looking for pulpit assistants to help with readings during worship services. Please let him know if you are interested.
Reverend Lake will be scheduling office hours soon. He may be reached anytime at 860.428.3460, and is available for appointments.
Thursday, December 5 at Cafe Mangia on Linwood Ave., Colchester. RSVP to Jane Duval.
At 10 a.m., each Thursday, folks meet in Canney Hall to knit, crochet, learn how to knit and/or crochet, or to just hang out and enjoy fellowship. All are welcome!
A tag sale will be held at the Parsonage on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 8:00am-noon. There are many Christmas and other unique items. If you are available to work at the sale, please see Evelyn Taggart. We will also hold a muffin and bread sale inside the church fellowship hall. Bakers and workers are also needed!
Butter Braids available for purchase. $13 each. Great brunch/breakfast treat! See and Evelyn Taggart if you are interested.
Searching yahoo and Google? Shopping on line for Christmas? Our easiest and most underused fundraising opportunity is waiting for you! Go to Goodsearch.com and type in "Westchester Congregational Church" where it says, "choose your cause," and access many store websites through Goodsearch and Goodshop. The church earns a penny for each search and the stores listed make a donation to WCC, either a percentage or a dollar amount, based on the amount of your purchase. Many popular stores are listed. This is not a scam; it really works. See Alice with any questions.