The Outreach Committee is continuing to stock the new Blessings Box, located near the church driveway exit. For the winter, please only place dry items inside, that cannot freeze. Canned goods or others containing liquid, may be placed inside the church foyer, and someone will deliver to the Colchester Food Bank until the weather warms up.
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.
Special thanks to the owners at Shag Bark for their generosity with a discount on the materials for the box, as well as assembly of the box.
Take a blessing, bring a blessing, be a blessing!
Please consider helping a kid or two or three with camp, uniforms and books. See Alice Csere for more information.
Find the basket in the church foyer. We will collect any non-perishable food, baby items and personal hygiene items. Overflow from the Blessings Box will be donated to the Colchester Food Bank.
Sunday, June 9, 2019
*meeting after worship
*only committee members may vote, but others are always welcome.
Sunday School is now back in full swing! Teachers are ready each Sunday at 10am, with lessons, crafts and games. Childcare will be available for toddlers. Extra teachers are always welcome. Plans are easy to follow and fun! See Mr. Wright if you can help.
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, June 6 at Noon at Hog's Breath Tavern at The Farm at Carter Hill, 86 E. Hampton Rd., (Route 66), Marlborough. 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!
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? 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.
The next Tag Sale will be Saturday, June 8, from 8am-noon at the church parsonage (95 Cemetery Road). Donations may be left on the parsonage porch. Help is also needed to work the day of the sale. Let Evelyn know if you are available.
The Chicken BBQ will be held on Saturday, July 20. Details will be found here soon. Many hands will be needed to make one of our largest fundraisers a success! Please stay tuned for ways you can help!