Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
Deacons’ Luncheon – October 26 Speaker - Robert Fleming of Malayaka House
Reformation Sunday – October 26 - Remembrance of Deceased Members and Dedication of Memorial Gifts.
Windham Union Association Meeting – November 2
Annual Congregational Meeting – November 9
The Rev. Dr. Lynn Bujnak, Vermont Conference Minister (UCC) – November 16
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of September 21 were $1,151.00. The cost for each week is $1,385.00 (derived by dividing the annual budget by 52 weeks).
Brenda Dansingburg and Laura Caravatt will be sharing the Altar Guild responsibilities for the month of September. Brenda will take care of the altar and Laura will provide her beautiful flowers.
A time of fellowship following the service of worship is held in the social hall. Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served.
2014-2105 Offering Envelopes
They are available on the table as you pick up your bulletin. Estimates of Giving relate to the general operational budget and are a great help to the Executive Committee as it prepares the 2014-2015 budget. Please submit them as soon as possible.
Ushers for the month of September & October
This is a reminder for those of you who have signed up and a notice of those Sundays that are open.
September 21 Anne & Andy
September 28 Brenda & Dick
October 5 Laura Brenda & Dick
October 12 Sandy & Jim
October 19 Anne & Andy
October 26 **Open
In Search of Hosts for the Young Americans
Connie Wilcox, our former organist and long-time vocal music teacher in Ludlow has asked me to solicit housing for a singing group.
The Young Americans are successors to what many of us knew as Up with People. These are young people ages 18-26 that travel the country to provide workshops for elementary and secondary students. This year the workshop is at Green Mountain HS in Chester. Kids from Ludlow, Mount Holly, and Cavendish Elementary and Black River Middle and High School are involved.
Hosting is something Ginny and I have done for years, mostly for international people, to our great advantage in terms of understanding and our own growth. These young people provide the same opportunities for us. They sing, dance, act, and teach these arts to our local kids.
The finale is a production where the kids are the singers, dancers and actors. Young Americans are carefully chosen and thoroughly trained. They travel from school district to school district bringing an uplifting presence and eliciting enthusiasm from students, parents, educators and their communities. This opportunity falls within our Church’s historical community outreach.
The dates for hosting are October 15 through 18. Hosting involves a place to sleep, some meals, and transportation. This is a well-structured and planned experience. Please see Bob Kottkamp for details and application forms. Ginny and I will be hosting. George Thomson can fill you in on how students benefit.
Items need to be donated by October 14 so that he can transport them to GMUHS. Anything you can do will be greatly appreciated. Both Cindi Austin and Connie Wilcox express their deep appreciation in advance. If you have any questions please feel free to call him at 228-6275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org”
Fall Meeting of Windham Union Association
The Windham Union Association will hold its fall meeting at the United Church of Ludlow on Sunday, November 2nd beginning with lunch at 1:00 P.M.
Associate Conference Minister, Jim Thomas, will be with us as we explore what it means to be an Association in the 21st century.
In a mix of presentation and conversation, those gathered will explore our history, polity, and future as a setting of the United Church of Christ. We'll hear of movements afoot in other associations and consider what our future role may be.