Regarding Individuals in the Hospital or Sick at Home
It would be greatly appreciated if you know of individuals or family members in the hospital or sick at home, to kindly inform the pastor, Rev. Harpster.
-Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M
-Executive Committee, Wednesday, February 27, at 7:00 P.M.
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week ending February 3 were $1.417.00
($1,217 general offerings, $200 funeral rental). The costs for each week are $1,188.00. (derived by dividing the annual budget by 52 weeks).
Jean Eggleston and Linda Alexander will do the Altar Guild duties for the month of February.
A time of fellowship following the service of worship is held in the social hall. Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served.
Valentines’ Dinner – February 15, 2019
See “No Risk” Note below
For many years, our Church has arranged a fun-filled Valentine’s Dinner.
If you are interested in attending, please let David Almond know (228-2414)
The Valentines’ Dinner is not restricted to United Church folks, so everyone should feel free to invite others. It is not a couples-only event.
David has arranged for a dinner at the Landgrove Inn on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019
- cash bar from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
- dinner from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
- order from menu
- use your credit card to cover costs (usually about $30 per person plus beverages)
“NO RISK” Note: Traveling to and from the Landgrove Inn in 2018 was difficult due to unusually severe wintry weather. You can sign up to attend the 2019 Valentine’s Dinner and cancel at the last minute, due to weather conditions or other circumstances. No funds are collected unless you actually attend the event. So there is no monetary risk involved in initially signing up to attend.
Microphone for Announcements
Several members of the congregation have mentioned that they are unable to hear other members when they make announcements or share prayer concerns.
To address this, the Executive Committee has agreed to use our wireless microphones.
When you wish to make an announcement, please indicate your intention by raising your hand and someone will come to you with a microphone. To work effectively, the microphone needs to be held very close...within an inch of your mouth.
We are very lucky to have the microphones available so that everyone can hear important announcements. Do not be bashful in using them!
Handicap Church Access
The trustees of the United Church of Ludlow are working on a plan for adding handicap access to the church and rebuilding the rear stairs. We will also try to incorporate handicap parking and better access to the rear entrance.
We currently are looking at two options, one being a ramp with steps incorporated to access a landing and new rear door. The other option would include an enclosed space with stairs and a LULA lift. (Limited Use Limited Application)
As we look at these options, cost will become a big factor. While the church does have some money available for this project, the trustees feel that there may be grant money available from various organizations which would allow us to create the best system for our needs, without completely depleting our cash reserves.
We ask that if anyone in the congregation has experience with grant applications, has an idea of who we may contact, or is willing to assist in the process to please let us know. You may contact Dean Alexander either by calling 228-2442 or by email at (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any other questions, thoughts or ideas you may also bring it to the attention of one of the trustees.