On Reformation Sunday, the church will remember individuals from our community who have died this past year. Rev. Harpster will also dedicate gifts to the church that have been made in the past year.See list of memorials below.
A warm welcome to all visitors. If the Pastor or any member of the congregation may be of service to you, please contact the church office at 802-228-4211or Rev. Harpster at 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 28 at 7:00 P.M.
- Windham Union Association Meeting – November 1
- Fund-raising supper – November 14 – 5 to 7 P.M.
- Annual Congregational Meeting – November 15
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of October 18 were $1,809.00. The costs for each week are $1,385.00 (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 and November.
A very special thank you to Laura Caravatt for the beautiful arrangements that were displayed on the altar during the summer.
Also, we thank Anne Oakes and Andy Ohotnicky for the lovely Harvest arrangement and the mums about the church.
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 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 25 **Open
November 1 Laura Sandy & Jim
November 8 **Open
November 15 **Open
November 22 **Open
November 29 **Open
2015-2016 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 2015-2016 budget.
Please submit them as soon as possible.
Annual Meeting of the Congregation
The meeting will be held following worship on Sunday, November 15, 2015
Reports will be given and the budget put to a vote.
Please make an effort to attend.
The Church will hold a fund-raising supper of beef stew on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 5 to 7 P.M.
Sign-up sheets for food preparation and donations as well as job responsibilities are available. Please sign up for this important event. See Jean Eggleston or Pat Liao for further information.
Windham-Union Association (UCC) Fall Meeting
The Vermont Interfaith Action and Public Assets Institute will be the featured speakers at the Windham-Union Association meeting on Sunday, November 1st from 2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. at the First Congregational Church of Springfield.
Their presentation, which they have been sharing with people of faith throughout the state, will focus on Building Vermont’s Moral Economy.
Learn how income inequality is being caused by inequities in our systems, even in progressive Vermont, and discover ways to take action toward positive change.
Questions, contact Debbie Ingram at 802-310-4625 or email@example.com. A reception will follow the presentation.
In memory of the individuals from our community of faith who have died this past year….
Elaine Dale Piper Leo
November 3, 1926 – February 9, 2015
Robert A. Merrill
August 24, 1925 – March 9, 2015
Ronald L. Whittaker
March 23, 1932 – April 2, 2015
Vera Janet (Pelkey) Round
January 8, 1924 – January 9, 2015
Painting by Susan Kneebone presented to our church family and the glory of God is placed in the new handicapped accessible bathroom. This painting is inspired by our lovely mountain valley in Ludlow and the beautiful flowers that accent these surroundings.
by Susan Kneebone
A flower box under our new sign to embellish the outside décor of our church was crafted and planted by Andy Ohotnicky with flowers arranged by Anne Oakes.
In Memory Of...
Mr. and Mrs. Victor E. Lucas
Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Harpster
James E. Harpster
By Donald and Johanna L. Harpster
Vermont Organ Builder
by Ed Boadway
Families of Peplau, Hamilton and Hanscom
by Jim and Sandy Peplau
by Laura Caravatt
Departed loved ones
by Jean Eggleston
Janet and C.J.Stewart and Tim Stewart
and Jill Burton
by Judi and Julian Krieger
by Jean Eggleston, Lenora Kubis, Kai Sun Lai
Frederick Y. Ng, Gus and Alice Cirielli,
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ng, Dorothy Chang and family, Carmelito and Alex Liao, Gwen Lee, Marji Lee, Arline Chang and family, Evelyn Lee,
Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Lee, Barbara Whittaker, Jackie Hunt, Patricia Kuntz, JoAnn Mitza,
Kay O’Hara, Janet Pace
by Barbara Whittaker
by the family of Piper Leo with thanks
to Jean Eggleston and the Hartnett family for
their love and friendship.
William and Darlene Kneebone
and Colonel Robert Miller and Jean Miller
by Mr. and Mrs. William Kneebone
Donald Stuart McKay
by Joyce McKay Steggles
Alvia Arango DeCifuentes (Columbia)
Margaret Hannich Schmutz (Switzerland)
by Ginny and Bob Kottkamp
David W. Tucker
Beloved brother and son of Evelyn Tucker
by Barbara and Ross Johnston