Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
Executive Committee – Wednesday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m.
- Harvest Home – October 19
- Deacons’ Luncheon – October 26 Speaker - Robert Fleming of Malayaka House
- Reformation Sunday – October 26 - Remembrance of Deceased Members and Dedication of Memorial Gifts.
- Windham Union Association Meeting – November 2
- Annual Congregational Meeting – November 9
- The Rev. Dr. Lynn Bujnak, Vermont Conference Minister (UCC) – November 16
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of October 5 were $709.00. 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 October. Brenda will take care of the altar and Laura will provide her beautiful flowers.
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
This is a reminder for those of you who have signed up and a notice of those Sundays that are open.
October 12 Sandy & Jim
October 19 Anne & Andy
October 26 Bob & Ginny
2014-2105 Offering Envelopes
Envelopes 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 2014-2015 budget. Please submit them as soon as possible.
Fall Meeting of Windham Union Association
The Windham Union Association will hold its fall meeting at United Church of Ludlow on Sunday, November 2nd beginning with lunch at 1:00 P.M.
Associate Conference Minister, Jim Thomas, will be with us as we explore what it means to be an Association in the 21st Century.
In a mix of presentation and conversation, those gathered will explore our history, polity, and future as a setting of the United Church of Christ. We’ll hear of movements afoot in other associations, and consider what our future role may be.
Luncheon for Association Meeting – 1:00 P.M.
The United Church is hosting the Windham Association meeting on Sunday, November 2nd and luncheon will be served. Available in the lobby will be the menu donations we hope you will consider providing.
Harvest Home, October 19
The annual service of Harvest Home will be celebrated on Sunday, October 19. Gifts of food items to the Good Neighbors Food Shelf are encouraged. The following is a list of food most needed by the Food Shelf: canned fruits, especially apple sauce, pancake mix and syrup, cereal, tuna fish, canned meats, canned vegetables, evaporated milk, crackers, and pasta or rice sides.
Monetary gifts are also encouraged. Checks should be made out to United Church of Ludlow specified for the Good Neighbors Food Shelf.
Reformation Sunday, October 26
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. One opportunity this year is a contribution toward the new church sign which will grace the front lawn in the near future.
A dedication form is provided with this week’s bulletin. In order for your dedication to be included in the bulletin for Reformation Sunday, all gifts should be in the church office by Wednesday, October 22. For more information, you can speak with Anne Oakes, Receiver of Offerings.
Example of form:
In memory of
In honor of
In Search of Hosts for the Young Americans
Connie Wilcox, our former organist and long-time vocal music teacher in Ludlow has asked me to solicit housing for a singing group.
The Young Americans are successors to what many of us knew as Up with People. These are young people ages 18-26 that travel the country to provide workshops for elementary and secondary students. This year the workshop is at Green Mountain HS in Chester. Kids from Ludlow, Mount Holly, and Cavendish Elementary and Black River Middle and High School are involved.
From Bob Kottkamp….hosting is something Ginny and I have done for years, mostly for international people, to our great advantage in terms of understanding and our own growth. These young people provide the same opportunities for us. They sing, dance, act, and teach these arts to our local kids.
The finale is a production where the kids are the singers, dancers and actors. Young Americans are carefully chosen and thoroughly trained. They travel from school district to school district bringing an uplifting presence and eliciting enthusiasm from students, parents, educators and their communities. This opportunity falls within our Church’s historical community outreach.
The dates for hosting are October 15 through 18. Hosting involves a place to sleep, some meals, and transportation. This is a well-structured and planned experience. Please see Anne Oakes or Bob Kottkamp for details and application forms. Ginny and I will be hosting. George Thomson can fill you in on how students benefit.
“In addition to hosting students, the organizers are in need of snacks and bottled water. They can particularly use: bottled water, bananas, apples, granola bars, fruit bars, water, cheese sticks, pretzels. Anything that is individually wrapped is best (grab and go)… George Thomson is coordinating this effort. Items can be dropped off at the church, his house or at Cavendish Town Elementary School (or George is even willing to pick up if you give him advance notice).
Items need to be donated by October 14 so that he can transport them to GMUHS. Anything you can do will be greatly appreciated. Both Cindi Austin and Connie Wilcox express their deep appreciation in advance. If you have any questions please feel free to call him at 228-6275 or email email@example.com”