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.
Current projects include collecting mittens, hats and scarves, etc. for a very poor Native American reservation in South Dakota. We will also be sewing flannel hearts for premature babies in area hospitals. 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.
We also 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.
During the past several years, our newly formed Knitting/Crochet group have made tiny hats and comfort items for premature infants at area hospitals. The group was also 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! More than 1200 nests were donated to the efforts in Australia!
Sunday, September 11, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.-August meeting is canceled.
Reverend Lake holds office hours on Tuesdays from 10:00 am-noon and other times by appointment. He may be reached anytime at 860.428.3460..
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!
Thursday, September 1, 2022. Place tbd. RSVP in advance to Jane Duval.
We will hold an auction on the grounds of the Parsonage on Saturday, August 20, 2022! There will be old and new items, some vintage collectibles, books, toys, household items, fabric, holiday decorations, linens and much, much more! As we will be outside, please bring a chair! Many helpful positions need to be filled and we are also be in need of donations of baked goods, plants and vegetables. If you are able to help before, during or after the event, please see Melissa or Evelyn.