802-875-8895. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to sign the guestbook located at the entrance to the church.
Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
Executive Committee - Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 P.M.
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of October 16 were $1,717.00.
The costs for each week are $1,438.46 (derived by dividing the annual budget by 52 weeks).
Jean Eggleston and Brenda Dansingburg will share the Altar Guild duties for
the month of October.
A time of fellowship following the service of worship is held in the social hall.
Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served.
Our guest organist this morning is Joan Bishop of North Clarendon, Vermont.
We thank her for being with us today.
Ushers for the month of October & November
This is a reminder for those of you who have signed up and a notice of those
Sundays that are open. Thank you for your service.
October 23 Open
October 30 Linda & George
November 6 Laura & Brenda
November 13 Open
November 20 Open
November 27 Open
2016-2017 Offering Envelopes
They 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 2016-2017 budget.
Please submit them as soon as possible.
Gifts in Memory of Ed Boadway
Gifts to the church in memory of Ed are encouraged.
They will be used to provide a scholarship fund in his name for individuals
learning to play the organ through the Vermont Chapter of American Guild of Organists.
As with other special donations, these gifts will be acknowledged
Reformation Sunday, October 30.
Reformation Sunday, October 30th
On Reformation Sunday, Rev. Harpster will dedicate gifts to the church that have
been made in the past year.
Members and friends of the church also have the opportunity to present monetary
gifts in memory or in honor of individuals. A dedication form is provided in this week’s bulletin.
To be included in the bulletin for Reformation Sunday, all gifts should be made
out to the United Church of Ludlow and be in the church office by Wednesday, October 26th.
For more information, you can speak with Anne Oakes, Receiver of Offerings.
From the Executive Board
Bob Kottkamp has announced that he will not stand for reelection to the office
of Church President at the coming Annual Meeting in November.
The Board asks that members of the congregation give serious consideration
either to volunteering for the post or nominating others whom the Board might encourage.
Bob is open to discussing the responsibilities of office with anyone including those potentially interested in the position and those wanting more information as part of nominating others. He does not believe it incumbent upon him to find a person to fill the position.
Windham-Union Association Fall Meeting
October 23, 2016 Bellows Falls United Church
FIGHTING FOR THE POWERLESS:
SUPPORTING REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT IN VERMONT
The presentation and discussion will feature
Amila Merzdanovic, current director of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program
in Burlington and coordinator of refugee resettlement in Rutland.
Ms. Merzdanovic was herself a refugee from the War in Bosnia who was resettled in Vermont. She will offer insight into the vetting process and data about the 28 cultures currently
settled in Vermont.
Finally there will be discussion anticipating the arrival of Syrian refugees this Fall and
of how churches throughout the state plan to support the new arrivals and how your
church can join in.
The schedule is:
1-1:30 P.M. Arrival and refreshments
1:30-2:00 P.M. Worship with special music
and Business Meeting
2-3:30 P.M. Presentation and Discussion
You need only attend the Presentation/Discussion part.
I strong urge attendance for this important and much in the news issue. Bob