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!
In addition to knitting and crocheting our prayer shawls, the group is currently working on bird/small animal nests for victims of the Australia bush fires. We are also making "chemo caps" for folks who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments, and tiny hats for premature babies. All are welcome to join us on Thursdays from 10am-noon. We have also received many donations of yarn that you are welcome to use.
There will be one Christmas Eve Service this year, held at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 24.
Sunday, January 12, 2020
*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, February 6, 2020, at 12 noon at Maria's Restaurant in 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!
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.
Many thanks to all who attended, worked at or helped in any way to make our 2019 fundraising year such a success! Stay tuned for new events to come in 2020!