Due to weather, worship services and Sunday School are canceled for January 20, 2019
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.
The Community Lunch is looking for help--One day a week, for about two hours, preparing and serving meals.
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, January 13, 2019
*meeting after worship
Sunday School will be back in full swing, beginning January 13! Teachers will be ready 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.
The Annual Meeting of Westchester Congregational Church is to be held January 27, 2019. Official notice posted on front page of website.
Thursday, February 7, 2019. Location: Po's Spice and Rice Restaurant in East Hampton. Please let Jane Duval know if you will attend so she can make reservations.
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.
A Tag Sale will be held at the Parsonage on Saturday, January 19, 2019, from 8am-noon. Items may be left in the foyer of Canney Hall. Helpers will be needed on day of sale. See Evelyn if you can help.
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.
We are very thankful to have such wonderful anonymous donors who have helped with the painting of the Church and these new doors.