Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
Executive Committee – Date to be determined.
- Annual Congregational Meeting – November 9 after the service.
- The Rev. Dr. Lynn Bujnak, Vermont Conference Minister (UCC) – November 16
- First Sunday of Advent – November 30
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of October 26 were $1,283.00. 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 November. A special thank you to Anne Oakes, Andy Ohotnicky, Jim and Sandy Peplau for the beautiful fall decorations at the chancel.
A time of fellowship following the service of worship is held in the social hall. Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served.
Ushers for the month of November
This is a reminder for those of you who have signed up and a notice of those Sundays that are open.
November 2 Laura Sandy & Jim
November 9 Sandy & Jim
November 16 **Open
November 23 **Open
November 30 **Open
2014-2105 Offering Envelopes
Envelopes are available on the table as you pick up your bulletin. Estimates of Giving relate to the general operational budget and the building fund. They are a great help to the Executive Committee as it prepares the 2014-2015 budget. Please submit them as soon as possible.
For those of you who have made a contribution toward the church’s purchase of hymnals in memory or in honor of your loved ones and friends - please pick up your hymnal from the upstairs table. You are welcome to keep them in your pew to use each Sunday.
Church World Service School Kits
The Outreach/Mission Committee of the United Church of Ludlow was delighted to organize the creation and filling of 52 school kit bags for the Church World Service.
The school kit bags were made by members of the church and were filled with 3 notebooks, a ruler, eraser, pencil sharpener, 6 pencils, 24 crayons and one pair of scissors. The kits will be given to children in impoverished schools, refugee camps or other difficult settings throughout the world. Funding for the project locally came from a UCC Disaster
Ministries matching grant and mission funds from United Church. To learn more about this project, go to www.cwsglobal.org. And to learn more about the United Church of Ludlow, go to www.unitedchurch.us.
Robert Fleming, the founder of Malayaka House, gave a very moving and informative talk on this orphanage which serves youth in Uganda, Africa at the Deacons’ Luncheon this past Sunday. Additional information is available in what follows below:
The address for US donations (a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization) is Malayaka House, PO Box 9352, South Burlington, VT 05407 or online. Donations are acknowledged by Robert Fleming’s mother in wonderful notes.
The primary website is www.malayakahouse.com. Click on “meet our children” and a photo gallery appears - click on any name and you get that child’s story and a photo album of that child’s development.
There are many websites with MH information, including www.boboscoffee.com, www.malayakahouse.wordpress.com, www.facebook.com/MalayakaHouse and www.twitter.com/malayakahouse.
Consider Attending the Windham Union Association Meeting in our Church
this Sunday, November 2
Robert Kottkamp, President of the Executive Committee and Moderator of Windham Union Association, would love to have a few church members attend this event. You don’t need to be an officer or a saint, just a bit interested in the church one step beyond our walls. Be sure to take this opportunity to support Bob in his work with the larger church and to learn about our common ministry in the United Church of Christ.
Meeting begins with Lunch at 1:00 P.M.
Short worship service at 2:00 P.M.
Presenter/Facilitator: Rev. Jim Thomas, Associate Conference Minister
Topic: Exploring What It Means To Be An Association In The 21st Century
In a mix of presentation and small group conversations, we’ll 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.
Capital Needs Assessment
Months ago the Executive Board commissioned a Capital Needs Assessment by a professional engineer to help us create a plan to keep our physical plant in good repair now that the Phyllis Agan Trust money is available to us.
The CNA Report is now available on the church website.
Go to www.unitedchurch.us and click on the category called “Annual Report”. This is located at the top of the screen on the title bar at the far right.
Once you click on “Annual Report” you will see a screen which says “Capital Needs Assessment”. Click on the orange wording…Click to read the Capital Needs Assessment Report.
If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org