Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
Executive Committee – November 19 at 7:00 P.M. determined.
- First Sunday of Advent – November 30
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of November 9 were $783.00. 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 and December
This is a reminder for those of you who have signed up and a notice of those Sundays that are open.
November 16 Susan and Bill
November 23 Anne and Andy
November 30 Brenda & Dick
December 7 Laura Sandy & Jim
December 14 Sandy & Jim
December 21 Laura & Jesse
December 29 Anne & Andy
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.
ECUMENICAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE
All are invited to this year’s Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service to be held at the Tyson Congregational Church on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 4:00 P.M.
Ed Boadway is the organist and an anthem is planned. Members of United Church are invited to sing in the choir which will rehearse prior to the service at 3:00 P.M.
The Tyson Church collects non-perishable food items, but also have a sock, mitten, scarf, hat tree if folks would like to bring any of these items.
Refreshments will be provided by the Tyson Church for the fellowship time following the service.