Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
Executive Committee, Wednesday, June 25 at 7:00 P.M.
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of June 8 were $916.00. The cost for each week is $1,385.00 (derived by dividing the annual budget by 52 weeks).
Jean Eggleston is serving as the Altar Guild person during the month of June.
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 June and July.
This is a reminder for those of you who have signed up and a notice of those Sundays that are open.
June 15 Anne & Andy
June 22 Brenda & Dick
June 29 **Open
July 6 Laura, Allison, Jesse (also for communion)
July 13 ** Open
July 20 ** Open
July 27 ** Open
A Special History Opportunity
Special Preview Screening of Selected Scenes “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” will be held at the Bellows Falls Opera House, Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. All tickets are $20 – reserved seating.
Tickets may be purchased at the Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls (802-463-9404) and at the Bellows Falls Town Hall (Opera House) (802-463-3456).
The film series which will be shown in the fall on PBS will emphasize the lives of Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. Ken Burns will present the screening and be available to answer questions.
Father's Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother’s Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting.
Father's Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910.
Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon about Mother's Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father's birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.
In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
GOD CALLED IT…..DAD
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it...
- Author Unknown
United Church of Ludlow purchased 24 new hymnals for the sanctuary.
In the past, hymnals have been donated by members and friends of the church. You are welcome to designate one or more of the hymnals in memory or in honor of loved ones.
A special bookplate indicating the same will be placed inside the hymnal on the front cover. The cost of each hymnal is $16.00.
If you would like to participate in this opportunity, please indicate on a piece of paper the dedication you wish printed on the bookplate.
Enclose $16.00 for each hymnal to Anne Oakes, Receiver of Offerings or send the material to United Church of Ludlow, 48 Pleasant Street, Ludlow, Vermont 05149.
The new hymnals will be dedicated on Reformation Sunday, October 26, 2014.